Peaceful Group Experiences The Injustice Of A Leftist Agenda

Continuing to promote the murder of the unborn in the name of a woman’s “right to choose” is one of the left’s top causes.

Because of the tragic idea that aborting a child is a woman’s legal “right,” we are in the midst of a holocaust that eradicates a huge percentage of future generations.

But one group has decided to do something about it — with great personal risk.

Nearly 400,000 abortions are committed annually in the U.S.

Last week, a priest and three women shut down a Washington, D.C. abortion clinic in what the pro-life group calls a “Red Rose Rescue.”

The Red Rose Rescue movement was inspired by a pro-lifer named Mary Wagner, beginning in the early days of the pro-life movement as a way to peacefully protest and minister to women considering an abortion.

It was not uncommon in those days for pro-lifers to enter abortion clinics to block women from entering for their scheduled procedures, even chaining themselves to equipment and physically barring entrances.

These tactics saved many unborn babies in those days.

But, in what comes as no surprise, former President Bill Clinton passed a law in 1994 called FACE, the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, making it a federal criminal offense to do so.

In order to continue their pro-life activism and avoid a federal charge, the Red Rose Rescue movement was born.

These pro-lifers carry red roses into abortion clinics, offering them – along with words of encouragement to choose life for their babies – to the women waiting for an abortion procedure.

The group’s spokesman, Father Stephen Imbarrato, coordinated last week’s rescue in which Father Fidelis Moscinski and three women entered the D.C. clinic.

LifeSite News reported:

“Once inside, these pro-lifers quietly speak with mothers and others seated in the waiting rooms and offer them red roses as a symbol of life,” said Imbarrato, who is with Priests for Life and has been previously arrested in Red Rose Rescues.  

“In addition to reaching out to the mothers, rescuers choose to remain in the facility as an act of solidarity with the unborn children scheduled to be killed by abortionists,” he said.

…Police were already on scene in two cars “when the four Rescuers walked into the building separately,” Imbarrato told LifeSiteNews. “It took about 15 minutes before they were alerted to the Rescuers inside.”

The group remained in the clinic for over an hour before they were arrested.

Father Fidelis and two of the women were released after a few hours with instructions to appear in court for their hearings.

But the other woman refused to identify herself, calling herself “Baby Jane Doe” in a symbolic reference to the innocent children who will never be given a name due to the horrors of abortion.

She remained in jail throughout the weekend, but charges were then dismissed and she was released.

Despite the ordeal, the group says their protest was worth any personal cost, and believes lives were saved that day.

LifeSite News continued:

As for what happened in the abortion center that morning, “we are speculating that there was one turnaway.  I am speculating, but I am sure there were people who came by car for their appointments and just kept on going,” Imbarrato told LifeSiteNews.

Lauren Handy, one of the women arrested last week, posted her thoughts on Facebook:

 “I have never felt pain like I did yesterday. Today I can’t lift my arms up, I’m covered in weird scratches from them clawing me and bruises all over BUT this is NOTHING compared to what 4000+ babies suffered yesterday.

NOTHING compared to what Christ, my Savior, went through on the cross. I am blessed and honored to have suffered for the Unborn. I capitalize the u in ‘Unborn’ because Christ is seen in the babies when He said, ‘whatever you did for the least of these, you did to me’.”

This is far from the first time a Rescuer has been arrested, or even attacked, for their fight to save the unborn.

Three other Rescuers who entered the same clinic last year are facing trial this summer for their peaceful protest.

And the one who started it all, Mary Wagner, has spent an overall five years in jail for her attempts to change the minds of women considering abortion.  She faces another trial for similar charges this summer, as well.

There are no words to describe the injustice in our nation when pro-lifers face prison time and hefty fines simply for giving a rose and counsel to women in abortion clinics – but the murder of these children is protected under the law and considered a “right.”

What do you think of the way the Red Rose Rescuers are treated as criminals and prosecuted for their peaceful actions to save innocent babies?  Leave us your thoughts.

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