Pro-Life Protester Shot & Killed in Michigan in Apparent Hate Crime– Waiting For Obama Announcement

James Pouillon– Rest in peace.

More– The activist has been identified: James Pouillon, a long time anti-abortion activist has been shot and killed this morning in front of Owosso High School in Michigan.

He was shot dead in front of terrified teenagers.

A well known pro-Life advocate was shot and killed this morning in Michigan.
Life News reported:


Local officials and state police are confirming that a pro-life advocate was shot and killed outside a high school in this Michigan town. The person, who is described as well-known but whose identity has not been released, was shot multiple times while protesting abortion outside Owosso High School.

Officials say the shooting occurred at 7:30 a.m. local time and most students were inside the school building at the time of the incident.

State police have also confirmed they apprehended a suspect about 8:15 a.m. at the suspect’s home in this small community northeast of Lansing…

Father Frank Pavone, the director of Priests for Life, has commented on the shooting in an email to

“We do not know the motive yet. But this is a time to console one
another, and to renew our determination to organize peaceful protests,” he said. “It is no time for fear.”

Pavone called on abortion advocates to comdemn the shooting.

“And I am waiting to hear the abortion advocates condemn this killing,” he said.

The Blog Prof has more details.

A man living next to the school heard the shots.
The Argus Press reported:

“I just saw several people that I knew who were medical officials working on (Pouillon) and giving him CPR,” Shepherd said. “It’s a pretty sad day when somebody shoots someone over a political agenda that he had. He was always known as the ‘sign man.’ … This country is based on freedom of speech.”

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