By Tara Shaver,
Washington, D.C.- On March 19, 2019 Bud Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico joined 9 others in our nations capital in what is known as Red Rose Rescues. Two rescue teams, led by Catholic priests, entered two Washington D.C. abortion facilities Tuesday morning.
Pro-lifers quietly approach mothers scheduled for abortions and offer them red roses as a symbol of life…thus the name “Red Rose Rescue.” Attached to each rose is a card which states: “God is love and he loves you and your unborn baby. Don’t be afraid. Your life circumstances will change and this baby will give you boundless joy… There is help for you and your baby.” The reverse of the card contained phone numbers of local pregnancy help centers.
In doing so, each of the pro-lifers risk arrest for trespass and possible incarceration. They also prayerfully witness to moms, their escorts, the medical workers, and law enforcement who arrive on the scene. Several of the rescuers, including Bud, remained in the facility until arrest, prayerfully standing in solidarity with the babies scheduled to die in that location from abortion.
Fr. Stephen Imbarrato led Bud and three other women into Washington Surgi-Clinic located at 2112 F St NW Suite 400, Washington DC, 20037. Washington Surgi-Clinic is one of 19 abortion facilities in the DC metropolitan area. Also known for providing later abortions, Cesare F. Santangelo, has a history of medical malpractice. Court documents obtained by Operation Rescue showed a 2011 medical malpractice/wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who died during an abortion.
Red Rose Rescues serve multiple purposes, to save babies lives by reaching the moms sitting in clinic waiting rooms, to be present in these killing places in solidarity with the babies who will die and the arrests that occur could be challenged up to the Supreme Court and be the catalyst for the highest court in our nation to overturn Roe vs. Wade. When Roe vs. Wade, the landmark case that decriminalized abortion in our nation, is overturned, performing an abortion in New Mexico becomes a fourth degree felony!
It is for this reason that radical leftist democrat legislators in Santa Fe sponsored HB 51. This bill sought to remove New Mexico’s criminal abortion statute, most of which is not currently being enforced because of Roe. However, the existing criminal abortion statute, positions New Mexico to be one of the most pro-life states in the nation. Pro-lifers, especially those in New Mexico, must work to ensure that Roe vs. Wade is overturned so that our state moves from being the late term abortion capital in the nation to a safe haven for the pre-born.
(Bud Shaver, Lauren Handy, and Fr Imbarrato being arrested at Cesar Santangelo’s late term abortion facility after CLOSING IT DOWN for 5 HOURS.)
Fr. Imbarrato, Lauren Handy, and Bud Shaver were arrested at around 1:30 p.m. for their Rescue at Washington Surgi-Clinic. Grace Woo and Linda Mueller were not arrested.
Fr. Imbarrato and Bud Shaver were released later on Tuesday, Lauren Handy spent the night in custody and was released Wednesday. They were able to shut down the abortion center for 5 hours. They will be in court for a status hearing May 14.
Bud issued the following statement and is grateful for your continued prayers and support,
“I stand in solidarity with the Red Rose Rescue participants and today join in their peaceful efforts in Washington D.C., our nation’s capital. My prayer is that through this unified, peaceful and sacrificial witness, the hearts of those who go to kill their children will be changed and they will joyfully receive the responsibility of parenthood by choosing life for their babies.
Article published on the Washington D.C. Red Rose Rescue: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/2-priests-7-pro-lifers-risk-arrest-by-entering-abortion-facilities-this-morning
(FINAL MOMENTS BEFORE THE ARREST of Bud Shaver, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato and Lauren Handy)
OAN: PRO-LIFE ACTIVISTS STAGE RESCUE AT ABORTION CLINIC
Bud Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico issued the following statement,
"In New Mexico it's currently a fourth degree felony to commit an abortion. When Roe vs. Wade is overturned New Mexico will be one step ahead and the law passed by the New Mexico legislature in 1969 that predated 1973 will go into immediate effect. That's why it's so important for President Donald J. Trump to take direct action and issue the Personhood Proclamation by way of an executive order. This will create a constitutional crisis that we feel is necessary for the Supreme Court to finally step in and reevaluate the indisputable science that establishes that life begins at conception and the abundant case law already on the books all across the country. We feel confidently that especially with the two Supreme Court appointments that President Trump has already put in place or if it drags on and Trump is able to appoint another one or two that Roe will be overturned. Then the implications on New Mexico will be instant."
President Donald J. Trump you can read more about the Personhood Proclamation at ProtestChildKilling.com
video message from Bud.
Washington DC- Red Rose Rescue UPDATE: Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, director of Life Ministries US, Bud Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico and Lauren Handy of Mercy Missions DC had their status hearing in DC Superior Court on Tuesday May 14, 2019.
Their Red Rose Rescue trial date is set for July 23, 9:30 am Courtroom 202 at the Superior Courthouse.
John Kiyonaga is the prolife attorney representing Bud Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico. Mr. Howard is a public defender & former civil rights activist representing Lauren Handy of Mercy Missions DC. Fr. Stephen Imbarrato director of Life Ministries US is representing himself.
Constitutional Crisis: Alabama vs. Washington D.C.
Tara Shaver spokeswoman of Abortion Free New Mexico issued the following statement,
Abortion Free New Mexico applauds Alabama for their bold stand against the premeditated killing of innocent children in the womb. Every state, all across our great country, should follow Governor Kay Ivey's lead and act to ensure that every child in their jurisdiction is valued and protected. This bold step forward now compounds the constitutional crisis brewing in our country because while abortionists face jail time in Alabama for intentionally killing pre-born babies, in Washington DC, peaceful pro-lifers also face jail time for intentionally trying to intervene to stop the killing of pre-born children at abortion facilities. These two conflicting realties can't coexist in a just society.
flashback 2009 arrest: the spark that ignited Alabama
Bud & Tara Shaver
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