Three men, including a Franciscan friar, received the maximum 90-day sentence by a New York judge after their were arrested for the “red rose” campaign in which they give roses to women in a White Plains abortion clinic.
Monica Miller, co-founder of Red Rose Rescue, tells AFN that Judge John Collins didn't hide his animosity during sentencing over the incident, which happened in November 2021.
“He even accused them of perjury,” she says, “because they compared themselves to first responders.”
Miller says the inevitable arrest by police is only the beginning of the journey for pro-life activists who participate in a “red rose” campaign. What comes after the arrest, in a courtroom and in a jail cell, matters, too.
“So that's what we hope to do,” she says, “is to give that witness in union with our Lord Jesus Christ.”