Have you heard of Mary Wagner? You should. Mary is a heroine of unborn babies many of whom are alive today because of her witness. Mary began the Red Rose Rescues. She goes into abortion mills with red roses, fetal baby models, and notes to the moms that include places they can receive help to continue their pregnancies. Her example, which includes several years spent in prison, is inspiring rescues here in the United States.
Most moms don't want to kill their children. Most women facing unexpected pregnancies feel panicked and, despite the mantra of "choice," don't think they have one. Many are being pushed and coerced by spouses, boyfriends, family members, and so-called friends. They suffer a continuous barrage of negative messages about how a baby will destroy their lives. Many panic.
Mary helps them to see life differently.
And now, after a rescue in Toronto on December 8th, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, she is back in jail. Here's the letter she wrote to her supporters a few days later.
Consider that this young woman has spent YEARS in jail for offering help to moms at abortion mills waiting in line to kill their babies. Mary doesn't block the doors. She doesn't harangue the abortion workers. She does nothing but offer help to the mothers. That is defined as "doing mischief." The deliberate murder of a child is treated as a public good, while attempting to save their lives is "mischief."
This is the lie of the modern culture of death that kills the innocent and treats their murderers and the government officials who enable them as respected members of the community.
Listen to Mary witness to why she is willing to risk jail time for little ones in the womb: "to bring love where there is no love."
And see what she is now inspiring in the United States. Thank you, Mary. Pray for the rescuers, the little ones in danger of death, and for the mothers. These rescuers are the last line of defense for the babies. Please pray for Mary and all those engaging in this life-saving work. And please pray that the Lord will call more of us to do it.