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(LifeSiteNews) — A Michigan archbishop has sent letters by mail to Catholics in his diocese, encouraging them to vote against the state’s proposed radical abortion amendment. 

Archbishop Allen Vigneron, who oversees six counties of Catholics in the Archdiocese of Detroit, unexpectedly sent letters to each household registered as parishioners within the area. The initiative stressed the importance of voting in the upcoming midterm elections against the “Right to Reproductive Freedom Initiative” or Proposal 3, an extreme motion which would open the doors to abortion on demand. 

“We are quickly approaching the November 8 election, during which voters in Michigan will decide on Proposal 3, an amendment to the state constitution that would allow unregulated abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy,” Vigneron wrote, according to Detroit Catholic 

The proposal’s “broad and vague language” would “invalidate dozens of existing laws related to abortion.” If passed, the amendment would permit taxpayer funding to cover procedures, sex- selective abortion, partial-birth abortion, and unqualified personnel performing the procedures. 

“As disciples of Christ, we affirm the inherent, God-given dignity of every person, from conception to natural death,” the archbishop continued. “Abortion is a grave offense to the dignity of the most vulnerable person, the unborn child. We understand this as Catholics.” 

READ: Fall midterms will decide what four state constitutions say about abortion 

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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.


UPDATE (1/24/23): 

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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UPDATE (10/26/22): 

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.

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Vigneron urged Catholics to vote in alignment with their faith, emphasizing that “our collective prayer and action—and our votes—can help ensure the defeat of this proposal, upholding the right to life and the inherent dignity of all people.” 

“By voting No on Proposal 3, we build a foundation for a culture in which every human life is valued, and women and families readily receive the support they need to thrive.” 

In addition to enshrining abortion access in the state’s constitution, Proposal 3 would also create a right for gender-confused minors to be sterilized and potentially mutilated without their parents’ knowledge or consent, as previously reported by LifeSiteNews. 

READ: Abortion advocates vandalize Michigan church with anti-Catholic, anti-life graffiti 

The language of the amendment would enable minors to get abortions and pursue “gender affirming care,” possibly without even notifying their parents. Michigan legal experts and religious authorities have declared that the potential for allowing youths access to the dangers of abortion and gender identity “treatment” are “unconstrained and endless.” 

Archbishop Vigneron is not the first prelate to speak out against Proposal 3 and encourage Catholics to vote against the proposal. In September, Bishop Earl Boyea wrote a pastoral letter to parishioners in Lansing, MI. The letter explained the importance of the amendment and promoted a 54-day Rosary novena, introduced by parish priest Fr. Gordon Reigle, with the intention of combating the proposal to enshrine the so-called “right” to abortion in the state’s constitution. 

READ: 84-year-old woman shot while canvassing against abortion speaks out: ‘It was intentional’