Contact: Demi Bardsley, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 1020
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- A pro-life activist was gunned down today in Michigan. Jim Pouillon was shot multiple times as he held a sign proclaiming "Life" with the image of a baby. Police have arrested a suspect who they believe killed a second man at a nearby business.
Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), stated, "We are shocked at this senseless violence against a peaceful man. Jim Pouillon sincerely lived out his belief that babies have the right to be born. He dedicated his life to convincing others to reject the violence of abortion. It is a tragedy upon tragedy that a peaceful man who tried to end violence was himself violently killed.
"We hope Attorney General Holder will as vigorously denounce the murder of Jim Pouillon, who tried to save babies from violence, as he did the murder of George Tiller, the late-term abortionist."
CWA President Wendy Wright will speak at a press conference today, September 11, along with pro-life leaders Troy Newman, Patrick Mahoney and Rob Schenck. The press conference will be held at 2:30 outside the Department of Justice (950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.).
Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.