Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Pro-Life Leaders Condemn Slaying of 'Peaceful' Anti-Abortion Activist
In this September 2000 photo,James Pouillon holds one of the posters he uses to protest abortion in Owosso.(The Flint Journal file)
Mary Jo Pouillon, 26, of Owosso, sings along to the song "I'm trading my sorrow" after being presented with an American Flag in memory of her father, anti-abortion activist Jim Pouillon, during his memorial service on Wednesday at Willman Field in Owosso.(Ryan Garza/The Flint Journal)
"Truth Trucks" with signs stating "Jim Pouillon Well Done Good Faithfull Servant" drive around Willman Field in Owosso on Wednesday before Pouillon's memorial service.(Ryan Garza The Flint Journal)
A “gentle” pro-life activist who was well known in his town for his anti-abortion displays was gunned down Friday, sparking a wave of statements from several of the nation’s leading pro-life groups."We are shocked at this senseless violence against a peaceful man,” commented Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America (CWA).“Jim Pouillon sincerely lived out his belief that babies have the right to be born. He dedicated his life to convincing others to reject the violence of abortion. It is a tragedy upon tragedy that a peaceful man who tried to end violence was himself violently killed.”...
--Owosso anti-abortion activist's identity released as victim of homicide in front of Owosso, Michigan high school