Pro-Life Activist Shot
and Killed in Michigan
A pro-life activist was shot multiple times and killed this morning in
front of Owosso High School in Michigan, according to local police
cited in the Flint Journal newspaper.
Locals say that the victim, James Pouillon of Owosso, was well-known in
the area for his pro-life activities. Local columnist Doug Powers
wrote on his blog that Pouillon, known as “the abortion sign guy," was
known for standing on street corners holding up signs with pictures of
A second individual was shot and killed in a different area of the city
shortly afterward, and the two shootings are believed to be related,
according to Shiawassee County sheriff George Braidwood. Police
confirmed that a suspect was taken into custody at the suspect's home
shortly after the 7:30 a.m. shooting.
A black car was parked near the scene of the shooting, where a portable
oxygen tank lay in a front yard next to a large sign with the word
"Life" and an image of a baby.
In the wake of the tragedy, Fr. Pavone of Priests for Life told
LifeSiteNews.com that he hoped to see "a strong expression of
indignation from the pro-abortion community, just like there was a
strong expression of indignation form the pro-life community at the
killing of Dr. Tiller."
Secondly, Fr. Pavone called for "a renewal of unity within the pro-life
community, coming to one another's assistance supporting one another,
and by no means allowing fear or intimidation to have any role in our
lives, but rather to move forward in peaceful organized ways to stand
against this evil of abortion."
Date: September 11, 2009
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