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After a grueling 4 day trial this week 6 Red Rose Rescuers were all found guilty of multiple charges by the 6 person jury -- that even included a devout Orthodox Jewish woman  -- who told the judge she had to be out of court by sundown for the Sabbath.

This was for the RRR, April 23, 2022 at the Northland Family Planning abortion center, Southfield, MI. Rescuers tried to defend a baby like this one:

Aborted at 16 weeks. Found in trash of Vital Med Laboratory, 1988

GREAT GRATITUDE GOES OUT TO ATTORNEY ROBERT MUISE OF THE AMERICAN FREEDOM LAW CENTER  -He DID all that he could to persuade the jury, with very strong arguments why the rescuers were not guilty of trespass, obstruction of an officer, and interference with business relations.  Indeed, Monica Miller and Laura Gies were, at least, found "Not Guilty" on this latter charge. 


But without a "defense of others", or a "defense of necessity" the rescuers were forced to base their case on technicalities of the law. For instance, did the off-duty (that's right!) security guard Cornelius McNeal have authority over the hallway outside the Northland Family Planning killing center in Southfield to warn the rescuers that they were trespassing and told to leave??? After all, he works for the death mill, not the building owner Nick Chand. 

From Left to Right:  Atty. Robert Muise, Jacob Gregor, Matthew Connolly, Monica Miller, 
Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, Elizabeth Wagi, and Laura Gies

By the time they were arrested, all 6 rescuers were in the hallway OUTSIDE of the death mill-- as Fr. Fidelis, Jacob Gregor and Elizabeth Wagi had already been assaulted by the security guards and literally thrown out of the death mill. But in the hallway women were still coming in for their appointments--so yes, they could still reach out to them prior to the arrests!  

Why are they "GUILTY"?  -- because the unborn count for NOTHING!  In the court of law, it's as if unborn children don't even exist. No violence against them is recognized by the system--and Judge Cynthia Arvant certainly was not going to do anything bold to rectify this LIE!  So-- the rescuers are honored to be found guilty--as they tried to help the women scheduled for abortion-- and defended the unwanted.  And so, they are now in solidarity with them --  what a way to start LENT!


Indeed the second day of the trial was Ash Wednesday.  The pro-lifers all wore very obvious ashes on their foreheads -- expecting that Judge Arvant would force the pro-lifers to remove them-- BUT  ok-- she didn't !!   You know, the ashes might prejudice the jury in the pro-lifers' favor??? In any case, they would NOT have removed the ashes!

Sentencing is March 30th, 8:30 am, Judge Arvant's court 26000 Evergreen Rd. Southfield, MI   PLEASE COME!!

And PLEASE PRAY!!   Pray that at least in the sentencing-- there will be a modicum of justice !!

Here is the very fair Oakland County article:  Click Here 

PLEASE make a donation to the American Freedom Law Center: Click Here  

Red Rose Rescuers Hauled Off to Jail Friday, Nov. 18, 2022
They endure the injustice of the legal system for their June 7, 2019
Red Rose Rescue at the Women's Center 
abortion mill in Flint, MI. 
Write to Them. Place 
Money on Their Commissary.  

This website HERE gives info on how to send letters, packages, putting money on their commissary  etc.

Matthew Connolly and Patrice Woodworth arrested - defending the unborn and

reaching out to their mothers to help them choose life- June 7, 2019  at the 

Women's Center abortion mill, Flint,  MI.

Please pray for these pro-lifers - in for 45 days (it will be less with time served and days off for good behavior) Pray especially for Lauren and Patrice  --  this will be especially hard for them! Judge David Newblatt of the Genesee County Court was a real hard-nose which surprised us. Indeed, I heard him say at an early hearing back in 2019 "these are courageous people."  But today there was none of that!  In his sentencing statement, it was all about the rights of the women scheduled for abortions, the rights of the abortion mill workers -- the defendants invaded their privacy -- etc. etc.  NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING about how they defended the unborn -- as if indeed the unborn don't even exist -- as if the violence of abortion against the most helpless doesn't exist.  Ok-- it's bad enough that these pro-lifers must endure the injustice of a jail term for defending life-- but Newblatt made it all the worse with his comments that essentially defended the practice of baby killing  --   All that mattered to him was whether abortion is legal -- and no sense of objective reality regarding human rights and the injustice of abortion!  It was sad and very disappointing!   

To write to them:


Genesee County Jail

Inmate name   Booking NO.

P O Box 2966

PMB 35803 

San Antonio   TX 78299-2966


Willian Lewis Goodman    181929


Matthew Joseph Connolly  181928


Lauren Handy  181926


Patrice Woodworth    181927

Our Three bold Red Rose Rescuers, Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, Will Goodman, and Matthew Connolly were released from their 90-day jail term (with days off for good behavior) on Sept. 29th!  Feast of the Archangels!  They were sentenced by Judge John Collins for their November 2021 defense of the unborn at the abortion facility in White Plains, NY.    
HOWEVER, Fr. Fidelis, Sept. 30th, was quickly placed back into custody by FBI agents for his one-man rescue at a Hempsted, NY Planned Parenthood where he chained shut the gate to the killing facility and then laid down in the driveway to prevent the killing of the unborn as women were arriving for their abortion appointments that would end the lives of their children. Pray for Father Fidelis! He is charged with "violating" the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances law -- the FACE act passed by Congress and signed into law by Bill Clinton, May 20, 1994.


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June 29, 2022 - Red Rose Rescuers Found Guilty When Defending the Unborn In Wake of the Reversal of Roe!  The Unborn STILL Counted for Nothing!

Beginning Tuesday, June 28th, right on the heels of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, four Red Rose Rescuers stood trial in a Flint, MI. courtroom for a Red Rose Rescue in which they participated on June 7, 2019 at the Women’s Center abortion facility located on Flushing Road in Flint Township.  Denied a defense of others, they were tried before Judge David Newblatt, 900 S. Saginaw Street in the city of Flint. The pro-lifers , Lauren Handy, Will Goodman, Matthew Connolly and Patrice Woodworth were defended by Attorney Robert Muise of the American Freedom Law Center.


This was the first post-Roe abortion-related court case to take place involving a Red Rose Rescue.  Unfortunately, the trial was not in any way influenced by the Dobbs decision that characterized Roe as "from the start egregiously wrongly decided." In other words, the women scheduled to abort their children on June 7, 2019 NEVER HAD a Constitutional right to abortion in the first place!! But, according to Judge Newblatt, it didn't matter!  Attorney Muise is set to appeal the convictions. Sentencing is set for Sept. 23, 2022.


 (Photo below, 26 year-old Lauren Handy arrested in 2019 Red Rose Rescue at Flint abortion center). 

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The pro-life defendants, were charged with misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct and were slapped with an additional charge of felony “obstruction of an officer.” The pro-lifers felt in conscience that they could not leave the abortion center when ordered to do so and could not actively participate in their arrests. The pro-lifers, assuming passive positions, were hand-cuffed and carried out of the abortion center by officers to the waiting police vans.


On the morning of June 7, 2019, at approximately 9:00am the four defendants entered the abortion facility of the Women’s Center of Flint, MI, 3422 Flushing Rd., to talk to women scheduled for abortions. They offered them words of encouragement to choose life for their unborn children and offered material aid.  The pro-lifers also distributed red roses to the women.  Attached to each rose was a card stating on one side “You were made to love and to be loved... your goodness is greater than the difficulties of your situation. Circumstances in life change.  A new life, however tiny, brings the promise of unrepeatable joy.” Phone numbers of local pregnancy help centers are listed on the reverse side of the card.


In addition to reaching out to the mothers, the Red Rose Rescuers remained inside the Flint Women’s Center in an act of solidarity with the unborn children scheduled to be killed by abortionist Theodore Roumell.  The Flint abortion center is owned and operated by Michigan resident Victoria Moore who also owns an abortion center in Saginaw.  Roumell first performs abortions at the Saginaw facility while women, told to arrive at 8:30 at the Flint clinic, will wait literally for hours for the abortionist to arrive.   


(Photo below  Left to right:  Atty. Robert Muise with RRRs Patrice Woodworth, Matthew Connolly, Lauren Handy and Will Goodman outside of the Genesee County, MI courtroom - where justice was not served for the babies!)


Those who participate in a Red Rose Rescue, like any others who recognize an urgent situation, are responding to dire circumstances of imminent peril in a spirit of intervention on behalf of innocent babies and beleaguered mothers.  The Red Rose Rescue is modeled after the pro-life rescue activity of well-known Canadian activist Mary Wagner, who has repeatedly entered Toronto abortion centers and offered red roses to mothers waiting to have their children aborted and is currently incarcerated awaiting trial in British Columbia for her recent rescue attempt.


Monica Migliorino Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society organizer of today’s Red Rose Rescue explains: “It is ironic that the pro-lifers arrested three years ago—are going to trial just in time for the reversal of Roe v. Wade.”  Indeed, according to Alito’s written opinion, the killing of the unborn that these pro-lifers intended to prevent, should never have been scheduled to begin with—as there never was a constitutional right to abortion and Michigan has a law that protects the unborn from such violence which,  but for Roe v. Wade, would have protected the unborn scheduled to be killed at the Flint clinic.  Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta said that her work was ‘to go into the dark holes of the poor.’  The Red Rose Rescue is an action of going into the dark holes of the poor where the innocent are rejected—and in these dark holes we seek to bring love, hope, and true peace to the women scheduled for abortions, encouraging them to choose life.”


See Here --Links to News Stories from the Flint Journal --  the paper covered the trial extensively -- and this caused about 30 pro-abortion perotesters to show up outside the court, June 29th--yelling their pro-abortion slogans, and vulgaries.  

Red Rose Rescuers Assaulted By Abortion Clinic Guards
 in Their Defense of the Unborn
April 23, 2022

See Stories Below

Red Rose Rescuers "Guilty"-  But Sentence Suspended! -- and That's a Victory!

  Thy Defended the Unborn   -    No Jail, No Fines, No Probabtion!  

Red Rose Rescuers Will Goodman, Fr. Fidelis Moscinski with their attorney Charles Burnham (at left) and supporters  Larry Cirignano and Rev. Pat Mahoney

The Red Rose Rescue bench trial of Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, CFR, and Will Goodman was heard on March 9, 2022 in DC Superior Court. The proceedings lasted between 10:45 AM and 1:15 PM.

Mr. Charles Burnham, pro-life defense attorney, offered a novel "defense of others" argument based upon case law in which a man was acquitted of murder in protecting a pregnant mother and her unborn baby.

Body camera footage from the police was used as exhibits by the prosecution. These videos showed Red Rose Rescuers Fr. Fidelis, Joan Mckee, and Will Goodman making impassioned pleas in defense of human life and authentic justice.

After closing arguments, the two pro-life defendants made compelling and poignant statements before the court. Mr. Goodman sought to bring the cries of the child in the womb into the courtroom, and Fr. Fidelis stated that no one has "lawful authority" to take the life of an innocent human being, and further, "everything said and done here today will be sifted before the Judgement Seat of God."

Sadly, the judge found both rescuers "guilty" of "unlawful entry into private property.

Both Fr. Fidelis and Goodman were given suspended sentences and so were not sent to jail. They intend to appeal this unfortunate verdict.

Earlier in the trial, the judge had allowed Mr. Burnham to enter his legal defense of others argument into the official court record. This will be the basis for the legal appeal.

Many thanks to all who showed up to show their support at the courtroom, those who went out today to pray at the abortion mills, and everyone who prayed for us and our attorney.

Please continue to pray for the judge, the two prosecutors, and their three witnesses.

Red Rose Rescue will be keeping you posted on the progress of the appeal efforts as they progress.

Please pray for this legal appeal being made on behalf of the mothers and their preborn children.

Thank you!!

For more information on this rescue see:

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Two Red Rose Rescues Took Place in PA.
Friday, Aug. 27th

One RRR Shut Down a Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic for the ENTIRE Day -
No Abortions Took Place There!

For full story Click Here 


Two Red Rose Rescues at Ohio
Abortion Centers, June 4, 5, 2021

18-Year-Old Among Those Arrested 
Click Here for Full Story

Red Rose Rescue Featured in Crisis Magazine!
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Red Rose Rescue National Pro-Life Conference
was held in St. Charles MO., on Dec. 12th
The whole event was Informative, Stimulating, and Inspiring!
The Windsor Room at the Embassy Suites Hotel, St. Charles, MO. was full of
participants at the Red Rose Rescue National Pro-life Conference, with chairs set apart for social distancing.
See here all of the speeches!!  
Hear Professor Janet Smith, Joe Scheidler, Monica Migliorino Miller,
Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Will Goodman, Lauren Handy,
Mary Wagner, and Jonathan Darnel.
Just click HERE and you'll be there. 
In Defense of Red Rose Rescue
A Response to Sidewalk Advocates for Life
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Jan. 30th Red Rose Rescue
One Baby Spared Abortion!

Five Other Women Leave the Abortion Clinic
While One Man said “Baby is in the trash can”

See Great LifeSite News Video Below









Red Rose Rescuer Jonathan Darnell is arrested when defending
the unborn from abortion, Jan. 30, 2021 in Silver Spring, MD.

Photo credit: Jim Hale, LifeSite News

On Jan. 30th a Red Rose Rescue occurred at the Silver Spring Gynecology &
Family Planning services abortion center in Silver Spring, MD, the first to take
place during the Biden presidency.

Four rescuers entered the abortion center at 9:30 am and they were able to stay in the clinic for
four hours! Eight women arrived for their scheduled abortions. Six women left the facility before
the abortionist arrived, one of whom was an Hispanic women who chose life for her baby.
Rescuer Matthew Connolly was in the stair wall on the clinic’s first floor and gave this women
pro-life literature. The woman entered the waiting room where rescuer Lauren Handy also gave
her a pro-life brochure.

Clinic staff ushered the women into the back room but she emerged shortly and spoke to Lauren
who asked her: “Have you decided to keep your baby?” The women said “Yes, Yes—keep my
baby” and placed her hand on her abdomen! Clinic staff, exhibiting frustration with the woman,
escorted her out of the clinic.

Indeed, the clinic staff, distracted, angry and confused by the presence of the Red Rose Rescuers,
caused five women to simply opt to leave the clinic—four of them had the roses given to them
by the rescuers.

Police did not arrive at the clinic for a full two hours and even then they were hesitant to arrest
the rescuers in the waiting room, Father Fidelis Moscinski, Lauren Handy and Jonathan Darnell.

Indeed, they begged the rescuers to leave, told them if they left, no charges would be filed, and
gave them extra time to consider the offers to vacate the clinic.

The rescuers told the police they could not leave the clinic while there were two women in the
back room who still planned to abort their children—and sadly they did abort their babies as the
abortionist arrived during the rescue. The rescuers
Finally, the officers could see that the
rescuers were committed to remain in the clinic and arrests commenced at 2:30pm—4 hours after
the rescue began. The rescuers were charged with misdemeanor counts of trespass, disorderly
conduct and conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct. No court date has yet been scheduled.

Sidewalk counselors were outside of the abortion center. A few others held pro-life signs and
others gathered to pray. A man who left the abortion facility told the pro-lifers on the sidewalk:
“That f***ing fetus is gone. They put it in the trash can and all that,” —seeming to approve of
such desecration. He later returned to the facility and left with the woman he’d dropped off
earlier in the day.

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"Rescue those being dragged to death, and those tottering to execution withhold not. If you say 'I know not this man!' does not He who tests hearts not perceive it?" 

Proverbs 24: 11

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