BREAKING NEWS: Pro-Life Activist Shot and Killed in Michigan
OWOSSO, Michigan, September 11, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 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 aborted children.

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."


--Kathleen Gilbert, Lifesitenews.com
Anonymous aaroncrowe said...
I know we are going crazy protesting against Abortions; however, have we lost the reason why abortions are being considered???? It’s called “Relations” and most of these are out of marriage…this is what we need to be discussing in order to stop putting the band aid on abortions…then we will see less of them taking place…Please, let’s talk more about Abstinence…

Blogger Marisa Alvarado said...
Hi aaroncrowe,

You’re absolutely right about the source of abortions. If we could stop these “Relations” before they take place, we absolutely would. But the reality of the situation is that these “Relations” happened, are happening right now, and we can’t ignore the product of life that has come from them. That is why we stand and pray and bring awareness where awareness can be brought peacefully and prayerfully, even when others are telling us to sit down.

As far as abstinence education, here at the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, we do have the GEMS program, which ministers to mothers who decide to keep their babies. Part of that ministry is teaching these mothers classes in Chastity and Self-Esteem. If you look at our latest GEMS video (http://cplc.blogspot.com/2009/09/video-i-chose-life-part-iii-amandas.html#comments) you can get a glimpse of how the value of Chastity—and abstinence by association—is helping these young women who come into the GEMS program.

If you really want to be doing something to bring more light to the need for abstinence education, contact your local and Federal political representatives and let them know you want abstinence education funding for your community or, if you are in the Dallas area, call us at 972-267-5433 (LIFE) to volunteer for the GEMS program.

May God Bless in you in whatever you do to advance the culture of life,


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