Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Pro-Lifers Stand Trial Today in Michigan Abortion Clinic Trespass Case

Press Release  Feb. 12-14, 2018
Citizens for a Pro-Life Society
248 444-9096     
Pro-lifers Arrested for Trespassing at Michigan Abortion
Clinic to Stand Trial February 14th
On September 15, 2017 four pro-lifers conducted a Red Rose Rescue at Northland Family Planning abortion center in Sterling Hts., MI, namely Will Goodman, Matthew Connolly, Abby McIntyre and the director of Citizens for a Pro-life Society Monica Migliorino Miller.   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-lifers entered the waiting room of the abortion center owned and operated by Renee Chelian. When inside the pro-lifers talked to the mothers seated there, handed out red roses, spoke to them offering material help and words of encouragement to continue with their pregnancies, and educated them on the humanity of the unborn baby. The goals of the Red Rose Rescue are 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. 
Monica Migliorino Miller explains: "Our goal is to reach out to the women scheduled for abortions. Ours will be the last voice they will hear to encourage them to turn away from the violent act of abortion--a violence against them, and against the innocent unborn who have no one to speak for them. We are there to help these moms, but we are also there to abide with the innocent unborn scheduled to be aborted--knowing that as long as there is a pro-life presence in the abortion centers no abortions will take place and the unborn thereby defended." 
After about 25 minutes Sterling Heights, MI police arrived and placed the pro-lifers under arrest. They have been charged with violating the city ordinance of 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. Abortion provider Renee Chelian attracted attention for remarks she made in a workshop presentation at the 2014 National Abortion Federation Convention.  She 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 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. 
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 will begin at 8:30amWednesday, Feb. 14th41st 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.
The trials are expected to last all day and possibly into Thursday, Feb. 15th
For more information call:
Monica Migliorino Miller of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society    248 444-9096
Lynn Mills of Pro-Life Michigan   734 516-1948
Attorney Robert Muise   734 635-3756
Will Goodman  Defendant   608 698-7443
Below: 20-year-old Abby McIntyre who attends Indiana State University is arrested
during the Red Rose Rescue at Northland Family Planning, Sterling Hts., MI, Sept. 15, 2017
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