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Pro-life Leader Calls On
Abortion Advocates to Condemn
the Killing of Pro-life Activist

By Citizens for a Pro-Life Society Editors

Paramedics Assist Pouillon
An Owosso police officer stretches a police line across Whitehaven Drive near Owosso High School in Owosso, Mich., as first responders work on a shooting victim Friday morning, Sept. 11, 2009. Michigan authorities say an anti-abortion activist was slain near Owosso High School and another man was fatally shot at a business in a neighboring community in crelated incidents. (ANTHONY CEPAK/THE ARGUS-PRESS VIA AP)
Sgt Thomas Holcomb

Jim Pouillon, a well-known pro-life activist was shot to death while witnessing to the sanctity of life outside of the Owosso High School in Flint, Michigan . The killing occurred at about 7:30 am, Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 as Pouillon stood outside of the school building. He held a large poster of a baby with the message “Life” written in large letters. The victim, dependent on an oxygen tank and who wore leg braces, was a committed pro-life activist who for many years stood outside of Flint area abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood offices in the hope of turning women away from their abortion decision.

 
Sgt. Thomas Holcomb adjusts bullet trajectory posts in a sign which belonged to anti-abortion activist Jim Pouillon.
Police Taking Evidence
Owosso Police Department and Michigan State Police officers photograph evidence which belonged to anti-abortion activist Jim Pouillon Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 in Owosso, Mich. An unidentified 33-year-old man fatally shot Pouillon, 63, across the street from Owosso High School as horrified parents and students watched, authorities said. When police arrested the man, the gunman said he was involved in the killing of a gravel pit owner earlier that day.(PAUL SANCYA/AP)
Plt. Eric Chery
Owosso Police Department Ptl. Eric Chery investigates a sign as evidence which belonged to anti-abortion activist Jim Pouillon Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 in Owosso, Mich. An unidentified 33-year-old man fatally shot Pouillon, 63, across the street from Owosso High School as horrified parents and students watched, authorities said. When police arrested the man, the gunman said he was involved in the killing of a gravel pit owner earlier that day. (PAUL SANCYA/AP)

Monica Migliorino Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-life society, headquartered in Michigan, states:

"Jim died while giving a peaceful witness to the sacredness of human life. He stood outside of the local high school on many occasions holding a sign of a baby to send a message to the students that abortion is the taking of innocent life. Now his life has been taken as he stood in witness against the injustice of abortion. When violence is aimed at those who provide abortion—pro-life leaders are swift to condemn it. We call on the pro-abortion community to condemn this violence against Jim Pouillon. Many have already blamed Jim for his own death because he dared to stand on the street with a pro-life sign. Such a point of view is atrocious and grossly irresponsible. If advocates of legal abortion do not swiftly and unequivocally condemn this violence against an activist for life—this shows that when violence is committed against the unborn, against those who defend the unborn—they think it’s perfectly justified.”

"No matter how the opposition wants to spin this--Jim Pouillon is a hero—murdered for the cause of life. He shares the victimhood of those little ones whose lives he defended.”

Sheriff talks to media
Shiawassee County Sheriff George Braidwood, left, and Owosso Public Safety Director Mike Compeau take questions from the media after making brief statements about two related shooting that occurred Friday morning, Sept. 11, 2009 in Owosso.
(ANTHONY CEPAK/THE ARGUS-PRESS VIA AP)
Randy Colbry, Prosecutor
Prosecutor Randy Colbry talks about the Owosso shooting of two people at at press conference. Friday, September 11, 2009. Harlan Drake, 33, of Owosso, was arraigned this afternoon on two counts of first-degree murder, one count of using a gun in commission of a crime, and carrying a gun with the intent to commit a crime. (WILLIAM ARCHIE/DFP)

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