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(LifeSiteNews) – Following the miraculous saving of an innocent unborn child in Florida, the 40 Days for Life campaign has reported 228 babies saved in barely more than a month.
On October 31, the 34th day of the fall campaign, the apostolate posted on their blog about the most recent numbers and shared the story of one mother who chose life for her child.
“We now have confirmed reports of 228 babies saved from abortion since September 28,” the blog post reads. “And more reports are coming in every day!”
In Clearwater, Florida, a woman carrying an unborn baby at 14 weeks passed by a 40 Days for Life vigil, “displayed a sonogram image of her baby, and softly said, ‘I chose life today’.”
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The ultrasound was a result of a Florida law which “requires abortion providers to offer clients an opportunity to meet their babies on the ultrasound machine.”
“She said that once she saw the baby, she knew she could never go through with an abortion,” a 40 Days for Life volunteer said.
Upon meeting the young woman, vigil participants prayed with her and offered to take her to a nearby maternity home. “The mother said [their] presence and signs influenced her decision.”
Although she had “discussed keeping her baby” before, the expectant mother told volunteers that “her boyfriend beat her and threatened to kick her out of his home.” However, with the providential opportunities to receive an ultrasound and the support of the pro-life volunteers, the woman decided to choose life.
“For all the rhetoric about being ‘pro-choice,’ this vulnerable, abused, precious woman ONLY had a choice because someone like you made the sacrifice to pray at the local 40 Days for Life vigil,” the blog reads.
“Thanks to YOUR prayers, a mom and baby in Florida are safe from both abortion and from their abuser.”
UPDATE (3/30/23): Fr. Fidelis is jailed along with another pro-life hero
Father Fidelis has been sentenced to 270 days in jail by a Michigan court, while fellow Red Rose rescuer Matthew Connolly was sentenced to 90 days in jail and told to pay fines.
The CFR priest will serve his sentence (90 days per 3 charges) concurrently, so he will be behind bars for 3 months.
Like their companions Elizabeth Wagi and Jacob Gregor, who received lighter penalties, Moscinski and Connolly were pronounced guilty of “trespassing, resisting arrest, and disturbing the peace/interfering with a business” on February 24, 2023 at the 46th District Courthouse in Southfield, Michigan.
Wagi received 18 months’ probation with fines and was ordered not to go anywhere near an abortion facility or her co-defendants. Gregor got 12 months’ probation with fines and 10 days community service. He was told not to speak to convicted church members.
LifeSiteNews is still awaiting news of Dr. Monica Miller and Laura Gies, who were found guilty of trespassing and resisting arrest.
The Southfield trial stemmed from a Red Rose Rescue at the Northland Family Planning abortion center, one of three abortion centers owned and operated by Renee Chelian, on April 23, 2021.
Pro-life priest and Red Rose Rescuer Fr. Fidelis Moscinski has been found guilty of violating the Freedom to Access Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.
Yesterday Fr. Fidelis was convicted of the federal crime for a July 2022 “lock and block” rescue he conducted at a Planned Parenthood in Hempstead, New York. The priest is scheduled to be sentenced on April 24 and faces up to six months in federal prison.
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A Pennsylvania court issued a split ruling against a pro-life Franciscan priest and activist arrested after he entered an abortion clinic to help women choose life.
Father Christopher “Fidelis” Moscinski was found guilty of two misdemeanor charges and not guilty of a felony trespass and a misdemeanor resist, for participating in a Red Rose Rescue at a Planned Parenthood.
Fr. Moscinski entered the clinic on August 27, 2021 with red roses and pro-life literature ready to hand out to women and persuading them to choose life for their children.
Fr. Fidelis has participated in many Red Rose Rescues at abortion centers, and for this has been imprisoned multiple times.
He was also previously arrested for trying to save babies in Ohio in June 2021 and in New Jersey in January 2020.
After the court decision, Fr. Fidelis urged people to “continue keeping all pro-lifers anywhere who are facing charges, especially federal charges, in your prayers, and that God can bring some good out of this unjust persecution.”
Sign this petition today to let Fr. Fidelis know you stand with him and his heroic fight to save unborn lives from abortion.
Fellow pro-life activist and Red Rose Rescuer Will Goodman told LifeSite’s Jim Hale that the court’s ruling to drop one felony and reject another was a “big victory.”But the crackdown on pro-lifers continues!
Just recently the Biden administration targeted Fr. Fidelis and other pro-life activists for Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE) violation charges.
This same law was also used by the FBI to raid the home of pro-life Catholic dad Mark Houck last month.
It’s really a disgrace that in America pro-lifers are increasingly being attacked and persecuted simply because they stand for life.
Fr. Fidelis Moscinski needs your prayers and support now more than ever as he continues to fearlessly battle for the unborn.
SIGN THIS PETITION TODAY to tell Fr. Fidelis you stand with him and his courageous fight!
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Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June, the 40 Days for Life campaign began this fall in a record 622 cities across the world, where pro-life volunteers are committed to fighting for an end to abortion on the local level.
The campaign has witnessed harsh realities of the abortion industry as well as miraculous stories of women choosing life for their unborn babies.
Last month, a 40 Days volunteer witnessed and recorded a tissue procurement company, which is associated with the University of Pittsburgh, taking what appeared to be specimen bags from a Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood, despite claims that the company does not procure fetal remains from the abortion facility.
In Vienna, a man destroyed a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at a 40 Days prayer shelter, set up across the street from an abortion clinic.
On October 10, 40 Days for Life president and CEO Shawn Carney shared in another blog post that 49 unborn children had been saved within the first two weeks of the fall campaign and as a direct result of the prayer vigils and volunteers. More recently, a California mother whose daughter was saved by an abortion pill reversal brought her baby to a 40 Days rally to express her gratitude for those who helped her choose life.