she’s bringing the rescue movement back to life—albeit in a slightly different way than the well-known ‘80’s version. Miller’s new approach, which she calls “Red Rose Rescue,” is based on the activism of Mary Wagner, a Canadian woman who has cumulatively spent over four and a half years in jail due to multiple arrests for trespassing at abortion clinics. Like Wagner, Miller and her fellow activists take roses bearing notes offering emotional support and phone numbers of anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers into clinic waiting rooms, passing them out to pregnant patients until the police arrive, then refuse to leave the buildings until they are physically removed by authorities.
The anti-choice crowd is looking to bring back the “rescue” tactic that got banned back in the ‘90s. The opening paragraph above is taken from the following piece: