A pro-life protester was shot and killed this morning in front of a Michigan high school.
So…where’s the outrage?
Remember the day George Tiller was killed? Before we even knew if the murder was abortion related, it was above the fold on every newspaper. Top of the page on Drudge. Leading every news station. Later, President Obama even commented on it. Protection for abortionists was offered. Nearly every pro-life organization condemned the action. Columnists excoriated the pro-life movement for instigating hatred which led to the killing.
OK. So where’s my protection? I’m an outspoken pro-lifer. Where’s my protection? Where’s the headlines? Where’s the outrage?
State police at the Corunna post have confirmed a well-known anti-abortion activist was shot multiple times and killed this morning in front of Owosso High School.
The victim’s identity has not yet been released but the shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m., after most students were off the buses and safely inside the building, said Owosso schools transportation supervisor Jayne Campbell.
State police also confirmed that a suspect was taken into custody about 8:15 a.m. at the suspect’s home…
A black car can be seen parked at the corner of North and Whitehaven streets, where a portable oxygen tank is lying in a front yard next to a large sign bearing the image of a baby and the word “Life.”
So far, not a lot of coverage. I’ll keep you informed.
Update: Police are saying the pro-lifer James Pouillon was targeted.
And how about this lovely quote in the Associated press article:
“I can see someone spitting on him or punching him, but shooting him is pretty stupid. It’s not something you expect in Owosso,” said 16-year-old Curtis Wisterman.
“There ain’t no use in being in school when you can’t concentrate,” he said.
Update 2: MLive reports: The Shiawassee County Prosecutor’s office has charged Harlan J. Drake, 33, of Owosso with two counts of first-degree, premeditated murder in Friday’s slaying of an anti-abortion activist in Owosso and an Owosso Towship gravel pit owner.
Update3: It’s been written a few places that the victim was holding a “graphic” abortion sign outside the high school. Michael Hirsh has the “graphic” photo. Check it out because it ain’t graphic at all.
Update 4: It’s now confirmed that Drake killed Pouillon because he was “offended” by his pro-life message, according to Connected Michigan.