Red Rose Rescue
Dear Friends of RRR - Since August 5, 2022, Three Red Rose Rescuers Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, Will Goodman, and Matthew Connolly have been in jail - "serving" the most unjust 90-day jail sentence for their Red Rose Rescue defense of the unborn at the Westchester County NY abortion facility in which they were engaged last November 2021. PRAY for Them. Please write to them! They are supposed to be out on Sept. 29th!! So there's still time!! Just even a few words of encouragement! No inserts, no cards, Photocopied short articles are ok.
RED ROSE RESCUE CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERSARY
FIVE YEARS OF DEFENDING THE UNBORN
IN THE MOMENTS OF THEIR MOST NEED!
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.
PRAY FOR JUSTICE!! Please!
(Photo below, 26 year-old Lauren Handy arrested in 2019 Red Rose Rescue at Flint abortion center).
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.
Pro-Lifers Found Guilty on All Charges:
Good News Coverage of Flint, MI. Trial Here:
Red Rose Rescuers Assaulted By Abortion Clinic Guards
in Their Defense of the Unborn
April 23, 2022
See Stories Below
Five Red Rose Rescuers arrested in defense of the unborn at Michigan clinic, April 23, 2022
Left to right: Laura Gies, Father Fidelis Mosinski, Elizabeth Wagi, Monica M. Miller, and Jacob Gregor.
Not pictured: Matthew Connolly who was released 2 days later.
Do not put any address sticker labels on your letters -- write your return address on the envelope!
To write to either Father Fidelis
(must address him as Christopher Moscinski, as most of you know).
Nassau County Correctional Facility
100 Carman Drive
East Meadow, NY 11554
Christopher Moscinski #2022001956
Matthew Connolly #2022001957
To write to Will Goodman:
William Goodman # 0000270044
Westchester County Correctional Center
PO Box 10
Valhalla NY 10595
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.
For more information on this rescue see:
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!
Check This Out By Clicking Here
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
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 STAY WITH THE UNWANTED, IN
SOLIDARIITY WITH THE ABANDONED UNBORN. 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. PLEASE PRAY FOR THE MOTHERS WHO LEFT THE CLINIC!
"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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