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Pro-Life Advocate Shot (and killed) in Michigan
ncr ^ | September 11, 2009 | Tim Drake

Posted on 09/11/2009 10:16:35 AM PDT by NYer

The Flint Journal is reporting that an unidentified pro-life advocate was shot and killed in front of Owosso High School this morning.

A suspect was taken into custody shortly after the shooting. So far, no further details have been released, but based on the photo and the story, and the indication that there was an oxygen tank left at the scene, one wonders whether the victim was aged.

Contrary to secular media reports, there’s a fair amount of violence perpetrated by abortion advocates - in addition to the violence done to the unborn - against pro-life advocates. That story is told in this Register story. Here’s an excerpt:

Ed Snell, of Harrisburg, Pa. knows a thing or two about the violence typically found at abortion businesses – violence directed not at abortion advocates, but at those opposing abortion. On December 22, 2007, Snell, then 69-years-old, was atop his car, attempting to sidewalk counsel over an 8-foot high fence next door to the Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center.

One young couple walked up, and Snell attempted to share information with them about the link between abortion and breast cancer.

“The young man became enraged,” said John McTernan, who witnessed what happened. “He leaped over the fence, landed on top of Ed’s car and violently pushed Ed off the car. Ed went head-first off the car.”

Snell was knocked unconscious, sustained cracked vertebrae, broken ribs and collarbone, a cracked skull, and bleeding on the brain. He spent the next two days in the hospital, a month at home in bed, and a year of doctor visits.

“When he hit the top of the car, he caught me under my jaw,” said Snell. “I landed eight feet from the car.”

Snell’s been active in the pro-life movement for 20 years.

“I’m used to intimidation,” said Snell. “If you breathe hard on someone or bump someone with your elbow, you’re going to jail. This was the most violent thing that’s ever happened to me.”

Undeterred, Snell continues to show up at the abortion business three days a week. Now, instead of climbing atop his car, he speaks to clients through a crack in the fence.

“I won’t go up on top of my car again,” said Snell. “That was too traumatic for my family.”

Representatives from the various prolife organizations told the Register that they have commonly encountered violence by those who support abortion.

“Cars have swerved to intimidate us,” said Carney. “People scream and yell obscenities.”

“On numerous occasions abortion workers have threatened to assault us and run us over,” said McTernan.

Brian Gibson, director of the St. Paul, Minn.-based Pro-Life Action Ministries, agreed, saying that he’s been personally assaulted by Planned Parenthood workers who have pushed and shoved him, as well being arrested on false charges.

In December, while trying to sidewalk counsel a couple, Gibson was shoved by the male, and later arrested. The case was later dropped.

“We’ve always been non-violent in word and deed,” said Gibson. “I’ve never touched anyone and I won’t. The thousands of hours we’ve been in front of abortion businesses there has never been an instance of violence on our part. In the history of our organization 2,500 babies have been saved.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: mi; owosso; pouillon; prolife

1 posted on 09/11/2009 10:16:36 AM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; cpforlife.org

Ping!


2 posted on 09/11/2009 10:16:54 AM PDT by NYer ( "One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
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To: NYer


R.I.P. Jim Pouillon. And thank you for doing God's work!
3 posted on 09/11/2009 10:20:24 AM PDT by mlizzy (Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapels Everywhere spells P.E.A.C.E.)
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To: NYer

James Pouillon was the guy’s name.


4 posted on 09/11/2009 10:21:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: NYer

Will this get the kind of national play the killing of a baby butcher got?


5 posted on 09/11/2009 10:22:00 AM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

>> Will this get the kind of national play the killing of a baby butcher got?

Unlikely.


6 posted on 09/11/2009 10:24:26 AM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: pallis

Will this story get the same nonstop media play that Tiller got?

Extremely doubtful. The only media besides talk radio that is honest anymore is Fox News.


7 posted on 09/11/2009 10:25:03 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: pallis

Will this story get the same nonstop media play that Tiller got?

Extremely doubtful. The only media besides talk radio that is honest anymore is Fox News.


8 posted on 09/11/2009 10:25:14 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: NYer

Now the baby killers are killing adults.


9 posted on 09/11/2009 10:31:29 AM PDT by skully (How much evil can an evil monger monger; if an evil monger can monger evil??!!)
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To: pallis

No this won’t get the same national play as the death of an abortionist. The concept of pro-(abortion)”choice” people being murderers and pro-life people being victims does not fit into the image of America that the media wants to paint.


10 posted on 09/11/2009 10:31:51 AM PDT by ActrFshr
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To: NYer

Lots of guilty consiences out there, that only need to come to Christ for forgiveness.


11 posted on 09/11/2009 10:31:52 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: NYer
Beck should get on this as long as he is harrassing the Brown Shirt Media.

Μολὼν λάβε


12 posted on 09/11/2009 10:43:27 AM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" or "come get some")
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To: NYer

another shooting victim in a gun free zone


13 posted on 09/11/2009 10:44:48 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: NYer

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2337302/posts


14 posted on 09/11/2009 10:48:12 AM PDT by muddler
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In another article it was stated that they believe the shooter committed a second murder. Anybody hear a name or reason yet for the second one?


15 posted on 09/11/2009 10:52:21 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: NYer

Update!
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20090911/NEWS01/309090023&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL


16 posted on 09/11/2009 11:06:23 AM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: DJ MacWoW
"Anybody hear a name or reason yet for the second one?"

No reason that I have heard. His name was Mike Flouss owner of Fuoss Gravel Pit, Arrow Costruction and developer of Indan Rock Subdivision and Fuoss Brothers Apartments.

17 posted on 09/11/2009 11:09:25 AM PDT by Mila
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To: NYer
Slain Pro-Life Advocate Jim Pouillon Known as the Peaceful Abortion Sign Guy
18 posted on 09/11/2009 11:16:43 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Mila

Thanks. I guess we will eventually find out.


19 posted on 09/11/2009 11:19:39 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: pallis
So far, no further details have been released

But, when they come up with a good spin as to how this isn't related to Pouillon's advocacy for life, we'll get details.

20 posted on 09/11/2009 11:35:51 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: DJ MacWoW
In another article it was stated that they believe the shooter committed a second murder. Anybody hear a name or reason yet for the second one?

Owosso Police have taken the unidentified 33 year-old into custody and are saying he is also connected to the death of Mike Fuoss, 61, whose shooting was reported to police this morning, just after Pouillon's slaying.

Fuoss was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds just after 8 a.m. at his business Fuoss Gravel, but police officials are still unsure about when he was murdered.

Neighbors in the mid-Michigan town of 16,000 told WNEM TV that all three of the people knew each other.
Pro-life activist and business owner murdered in Michigan


21 posted on 09/11/2009 1:32:15 PM PDT by NYer ( "One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
Pro-Life PING

Please FreepMail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

22 posted on 09/11/2009 3:06:12 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: NYer
"So far, no further details have been released,"

..........and so it will fade away until it is remembered only as an aberration and not as a hate crime against pro-life supporters.

23 posted on 09/12/2009 8:30:00 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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