Canadian pro-life rescuer Mary Wagner remained in jail Easter weekend following her arrest April 16 at a Vancouver abortion centre.
Wagner, 43, was arrested at the Everywoman’s Health Centre, 2525 Commercial Dr, about 11:15 a.m., a little over an hour after she and a companion, who identifies only as Baby Jane Doe, entered the abortion facility.
They carried red and white roses. Attached to each rose was a Miraculous Medal and a pro-life message for mothers who were there to abort their babies. They attempted to talk to people in the waiting room and offer alternatives to abortion.
According to Baby Jane Doe, who did not risk arrest, abortion centre staff attempted physically to remove her and Wagner before the police arrived and warned the women they would be arrested if they did not leave.
“Mary said ‘I’m going to stay with the babies’ and she knelt down, and I knelt down,” Baby Jane Doe told LifeSiteNews.
“We both talked to the officers about what they were doing, about cooperating with evil,” she said.
Doe was then ushered out by a police officer, and shortly afterward, police officers carried Wagner from the building to a waiting police vehicle.
Wagner has been charged under the Criminal Code with “mischief, obstructing the lawful use of property,” as documented online at justice.gov.bc.ca.
As is her practice, Wagner refused bail conditions requiring her to stay away from abortion centres. She will therefore remain in custody at least until her first court appearance, scheduled for May 1.
A native of British Columbia, Wagner has spent five years in jail so far, much of that in Toronto, for her peaceful attempts to save women and children from the violence of abortion.
Her witness has inspired the Red Rose Rescue movement in the United States, which began in September 2017, and since then, has seen priests and laypeople arrested and jailed for similar actions at abortion centres.
Wagner is being held at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women, 24800 Alouette Rd, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 7G4.
This article originally appeared April 18 at LifeSiteNews and is used with permission.