BREAKING NEWS: Pro-Life Activist Shot Dead In Michigan

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By Worthy News North America Service with reporting by Worthy News' Stefan J. Bos

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman says he is shocked about the murder.

WASHINGTON, USA (Worthy News)-- A well-known activist of one of America's most influential Christian pro-life groups has been shot and killed in the U.S state of Michigan, officials confirmed to Worthy News in a statement Friday, September 11.

Jim Pouillon, a well known activist in the Owosso area and described as "a friend" of the group Operation Rescue was gunned early Friday, September 11, as he "peacefully held a picture of a baby with the word "Life" outside a high school in Owosso," fellow activists said.

A suspect was reportedly detained some 45 minutes after the shooting and was in police custody. "We are stunned by Jim's murder. We extend our condolences to the family and share in their grief over his loss. His life was characterized by his love and concern of the vulnerable, and he will be greatly missed," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.


"We denounce this senseless act of violence in the strongest terms, and pray that this murderer will be swiftly brought to justice," he added.

The shooting followed "hundreds of death threats" that have been received by Operation Rescue and other pro-life organizations over the past three months, Operation Rescue said.

A news conference was to be held shortly in Washington DC outside the Department of Justice "to discuss this senseless murder and threats against the pro-life community," the group added.

Speakers were to  include Troy Newman and Reverend Patrick J. Mahoney of the Chrisitan Defense Coalition, a major conservative group.


"We have received literally hundreds of death threats in the past three months. Our office has been vandalized three times. Just yesterday, the [Federal Bureau of Investigation] FBI was in our office and picked up a stack of threatening letters that we received," said Newman.

"We denounce violence in the strongest terms. The bloodshed must stop both inside and outside of the abortion clinics."

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5 thoughts on “BREAKING NEWS: Pro-Life Activist Shot Dead In Michigan”

  1. Praying!

    Mercy LORD



    "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

    Are Called

    "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."
    "And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Revelation 22:16-17

    Few Will Answer

    "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:"
    "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:13-14

    Do You Hear Him Now?

    "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." Revelation 3:20

  2. Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus and ask for your perfect peace that surpasses all understanding to touch everyone effected by this horrible and senseless murder. Heavenly Father, you understand better than anyone that the murder of the abortion doctor a few months ago was not your will at all, nor was this murder your will, either. I pray that eyes and hearts would be opened, justice to be served ( in this lifetime as well as in eternity), and for these senseless acts to cease. I pray especially for the family and friends ; I pray they will welcome your presence in their lives and hearts in this difficult time, and for the strengthening of their faith and trust in you. I even lift up the soul of the murderer, though their deed was most unwise and evil; I pray that their eyes and heart would be opened to the evil and PAIN they have caused, and that they would TRULY repent, and bow down before you and worship you BEFORE the end of time. I pray once again for everyone's salvation. For your glory and honor. In Jesus' name, AMEN.

  3. This is did not get any attention like Tillmans execution received. I guess he was really making a differance there that such a lash back occured, its not flesh and blood that seek to destory man, but powers of darkness. I pray that his blood, being precious to The LORD, testifies Christ testimony in a meaningful way to many of the young people at that school.

  4. How important are our values to us. Would we literally stand in the face of perceived dangers for what we believe if we were asked to do? I hope we would because I think we will hear of this type of violence more and more and we had better prepare ourselves for it and examine our own core beliefs. If our taking a stand for righteousness and then paying the ultimate price for it saves another in the process, then the value of that is God's to judge. Perhaps we need to study and see just how God does feel about such things. The world would say that only a fool would deliberately choose to become a victim to save another that he or she does not even know. What does God say? That is what's true, not the world's opinion or even our own opinion. We do not need to arrogantly and pridefully walk into blazing gunfire, for that is truly foolish but if we find ourselves in danger, we need to know how to peacefully handle it and even be prepared to pay the ultimate price for the Gospel's sake if necessary. If something isn't worth dying for, then it also isn't worth living for.

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