Pro Life activists face trespass charges while murder mill operator maintains brevity
On September 15, 2017 four pro-lifers conducted a ‘Red Rose Rescue’ at Northland Family Planning abortion center in Sterling Hts, MI.
At that time, Will Goodman, Matthew Connolly (pictured at left), Abby McIntyre and the director of Citizens for a Pro-life Society Monica Migliorino Miller were arrested for trespassing. The rescue was part of a national initiative. On that day 2 other Red Rose Rescues took place in Alexandria, VA and Albuquerque, NM.
At 8:45am the pro-life group entered the waiting room of the abortion center owned and operated by Renee Chelian, and proceeded to talk to the mothers seated there, handing out red roses, and speaking to them with material help and words of encouragement to continue with their pregnancies, as well as on the humanity of the unborn baby. The goals of the Red Rose Rescue were two-fold: 1) to persuade women to leave the abortion center and give life to their children and 2) to provide an act of defense for the unborn scheduled to be imminently put to death–insofar as the pro-lifers expect the abortion procedures to not take place as long as they maintain a presence in the abortion facility.
After 25 minutes Sterling Heights, MI police arrived and placed the pro-lifers under arrest. They were charged with trespassing. Their attorney Robert Muise of the American Freedom Law Center intends to ask for a defense of necessity–a common law defense that excuses criminal acts that are committed to prevent a greater evil from occurring–in this case harm to women and the killing of innocent unborn children.
The evil does exist.
Chilling comments made by the center’s owner indicate the level of regard (and lack thereof) for human life that has seeped into our nation’s pshyche.
Abortion provider Renee Chelian attracted attention for remarks she made in a workshop presentation at the 2014 National Abortion Federation Convention. She apparently lamented losing her bio waste disposal contract with Steri-Cycle and how the bodies of the aborted unborn were piling up. As part of the solution Chelian stated: “We were really tempted to give the fetus back [to the women], but of course we couldn’t do that. We thought We’ll give it to everybody in a gift bag, they can take it home and figure out what to do with it. It’s their pregnancy and why is this our problem?'”
The “gift bag” idea drew laughter from the crowd listening to her speech.
Chelian also described her idea of taking the bodies to the Upper Peninsula and setting them ablaze in a “bonfire” deep in the secluded woods. Her sickening words were caught on video by the undercover project of the Center for Medical Progress. This video was removed from You Tube pending an on-going court case with the CMP.
Citizens for a Pro-Life Society Migliorino Miller explains: “One of the reasons we decided to do the Red Rose Rescue at Chelian’s Northland Family Planning in Sterling Heights was that her remarks indicated a shocking lack of respect for women.”
The pro-lifers’ trial was scheduled to begin today at 8:30 at the 41st District Court, 40111 Dodge Park Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313 before Judge Sierawski.
The pro-lifers face a maximum jail sentence of 30 days and/or $250.00 fine. If they are convicted the American Freedom Law Center intends to file an appeal. http://www.americanfreedomlawcenter.org/
The trials are expected to last all day and possibly into Thursday, Feb. 15th