Pro-Life Activist killed while protesting abortion
September 11, 2009
There was a killing on the morning of September 11, 2009 of a prolife activist who was protesting
abortion in front of a high school in Owosso, Michigan.
James Pouillon of Owosso was well-known in
the area for his pro-life activities. He was known as “the abortion
sign guy" and known for standing on street corners holding up signs with
pictures of aborted children.
Priests for Life Press Release:
Is Another Victim of Abortion Say Priests for Life Leaders Pavone, Morana,
First statement from Fr. Frank Pavone
"....But this is a time to console one another,
and to renew our determination to organize peaceful protests. It is no time for fear. And I am waiting to hear the abortion advocates
condemn this killing."
First statement from Dr. Alveda King, Priests for Life Director of African
“First and foremost, violence is reprehensible. A sure way to stop
the murdering spirit that is ravaging America is to stop murdering babies in
the womb. We grieve with the family over the loss of yet another prolife
A New York Times Article Stated:
Officials are investigating whether Mr. Pouillon, who had been involved
in anti-abortion efforts for decades, was singled out because of those
views. Local newspapers reported that he had been carrying photographs of
fetuses outside the school shortly before the shooting.
Prosecutors said the suspect, who is 33, targeted Mr. Pouillon because he
disapproved of the victim’s protests in front of children at the school.
“There was some displeasure with how open he was,” said Sara Edwards, the
chief assistant prosecutor for Shiawassee County. “He tended to carry big
signs with very graphic pictures of fetuses.”
Ms. Edwards said the suspect would likely be charged later Friday.
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