From Students for Life of America
:Students for Life of America and Students for Life of Michigan offer statements in response to the murder of pro-life activist James Poullion
Washington - On Friday, September 11th, Jim Pouillon was shot and killed while acting as a peaceful pro-life witness outside of Owosso High School in Owosso, Michigan. Law enforcement officials have confirmed that Pouillon was targeted as a result of his pro-life beliefs.
Erin Biermacher, Michigan State University student and President of Students for Life of Michigan, offered the following statement: "Pro-life students across Michigan are shocked and saddened by the senseless death of Jim Poullion. Jim cared deeply for innocent unborn children and their mothers, and his strong witness will be missed. Students for Life across the state of Michigan pledge to honor Jim's legacy. Today, despite this tragic news, we renew our dedication to shining the light of truth on the tragic impact of abortion in our campuses and local communities."
Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life of America, commented: "Pro-life students across America were shocked to hear the news about the senseless killing of pro-life activist Jim Poullion on Friday. Jim was peacefully protesting trying to educate those most targeted by the abortion industry about what abortion really is. He was doing what many of us have and continue to do on a regular basis. We are saddened to see someone decide to take a life because he did not agree with Jim's position on abortion. Just as it is with abortion, killing never solves the problem."
Poullion often stood outside Owosso High School holding a large poster of a baby with the word "Life" written in large letters. Harlan Drake, a 33-year old resident of Owosso has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Poullion, as well as the death of another resident earlier in the day.