Congressional Resolution Honors Slain Pro-Life Abortion Protestor Jim Pouillon
by Steven Ertelt
September 22, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Two pro-life members of Congress from Michigan have jointly introduced a bipartisan resolution honoring slain pro-life advocate James Pouillon. He is the 63-year-old man who was shot repeatedly and killed in recent weeks while standing outside a local high school protesting abortion.
Drake, according to local police, didn’t like that Pouillon would expose the high school students to pictures of babies who had been victimized by abortion.
Reps. Dave Camp, a Republican, and Dale Kildee, a Democrat, are sponsoring the resolution.
"Jim was a fixture in the Owosso community and many knew him for his public displays opposing abortion," the pair write today in their letter to colleagues seeking sponsors for the measure. "As the House of Representatives has made clear many times before, the use of deadly force is never an appropriate response to a difference in beliefs."
"We hope you will join us in honoring Jim and take a stance against violence and for the First Amendment," they add.
The resolution talks about Jim’s life and says the House of Representatives "offers its condolences to Jim Pouillons family."
The House also "commits to the American principle that the suppression of thought by any means and by either government or individuals must always yield to the right of free speech and that violence is never an appropriate response to a difference in beliefs."
After the shooting death of Kansas-based late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller, pro-abortion members of Congress introduced a resolution honoring him that the House approved.
The resolution didn’t mention that Tiller did abortions or that the abortions he did occurred on women late in pregnancy and unborn children who could have possible survived on their own following viability.
Instead, the resolution, which received a unanimous vote from both pro-life and pro-abortion members of both parties in Congress, focused on other killings that have taken place at churches across the country.
Tiller was allegedly shot by Scott Roeder, a militia activist with no connections with any pro-life organizations. Roeder’s family has also indicated that he battled with mental illness over the years.
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