Red Rose Rescuers Jailed in Michigan

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by Stephen Wynne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 7, 2019   

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A group of Michigan pro-life advocates has been arrested.

Friday, a team of Red Rose Rescuers entered the Women's Center of Flint and Saginaw, offering abortion-minded mothers red roses — a symbol of life — and asking them to spare the lives of their unborn babies.

As other pro-lifers held vigil outside the abortion facility, four Red Rose Rescuers were arrested on trespassing charges and carted off to jail.

Longtime pro-life advocate Dr. Monica Miller, who organized the rescue, explained to Church Militant why her team fights for the unborn: "The unborn are abandoned. The unborn are our social outcasts in the ultimate sense. We believe somebody should be here with them."

During the rescue, Miller spoke with a mother in the parking lot, asking her to choose life for her baby: "I talked to a young woman, 15 weeks pregnant; she was very abortion-minded. I'm worried about her. You know, like I said, I talked to her for at least 15–20 minutes and she's got my phone number. I pray that she'll call me."

After the arrest, a post-abortive mother passing by told Church Militant she wished she'd met a group like Red Rose Rescue before her abortion: "I wish that they had had people like this, people like — I don't know this group — but someone that was out there before I went into the clinic to actually talk to me because that could have prevented me from going in and having the abortion."

The Women's Center of Flint and Saginaw offers abortion through the 24th week of pregnancy and has been in operation for more than 30 years.

It's not the first time Miller and the Red Rose Rescuers have been arrested, but they say they do it out of love for the unborn and for the mothers whom they're helping to save from a tragic decision.

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