Pro-life activist Mary Wagner knew there was a high chance she’d be thrown in prison when she set out for Everywoman’s Health Centre in Vancouver April 17.
“She expected to be arrested that morning,” said Mildred Moy, a longtime friend of Wagner.
Wagner has become internationally known as the pro-lifer who enters Canadian abortion clinics to hand out roses and talk to women waiting for the procedure, hoping to change some minds and save some unborn lives. She does this despite the risk of arrest for violating various “bubble zone” laws and probation conditions, and has served several years of the last decade behind bars.
Wagner had been a free woman since about November (after serving
a seven-and-a-half-month sentence in Ontario) before this latest arrest.
She invited Moy, and a small handful of other supporters, to pray for her outside the clinic that day.
“When she told me her plans on the phone, I started tearing up already. I said: ‘Do you want me to see you being arrested?’”
Moy guessed Wagner spent about an hour inside the clinic and managed to give away a few roses before police arrived. Then, “Mary refused to leave because she has committed herself to be with those who are voiceless.”