A Michigan man is accused of shooting an 84 year-old pro-life advocate after heated discussions.
On Monday, Breitbart News reported that Right to Life Michigan said in a press release that the woman was “shot in the back/shoulder while leaving a residence during a heated conversation, and that the man who shot her was not a part of her conversation.”It is believed that the shooting occurred on Tuesday.
“The victim does not know the identity or motive of her shooter. The victim is still recovering from her gunshot wound and wishes to remain anonymous while the criminal investigation proceeds,” the release said.
“The case is being investigated by the Michigan State Police, who will forward the investigation’s results to the Ionia County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. We have no more details to release at this time,”It was added.
Michigan State Police told Fox News that the woman had been previously passing out pamphlets before the heated discussion and subsequent gunshot. After treatment, police confirmed she was hit in the shoulder. The case against her remains unsolved.
“We’re glad the victim is recovering, and our volunteers will continue knocking doors on Proposal 3,”Chris Gast from Right to Life of Michigan spoke to Fox News.
Our 84-year old volunteer said that she was shot in the shoulder/back on Tuesday as she went door-to-door to discuss Proposal 3 in Lake Odessa. It is unknown who or what shot her. This is all that we have right now. https://t.co/PmlzHONDHE
— Right to Life of MI (@Right_to_Life) September 24, 2022
Reporters were able to identify the man as Richard Harvey (74 years old) who said that Harvey shot Harvey after arguing with his wife.
“I came out and she (the volunteer) is screaming and having a great old time, and being told, I’m sure I heard at least a dozen times, ‘You’re trespassing, get off the property,’”He spoke to WoodTV Tuesday.
Sharon Harvey Harvey, Sharon Harvey’s wife said she got into an argument with her over Proposal 3. It aims at “write a broad new right to ‘reproductive freedom’ into the Michigan Constitution, invaliding a 1931 abortion ban and potentially other existing regulations,” according to Bridge Michigan.
“This lady comes up to me, knocks on my door, and says she’s from some coalition to save women and babies,”Sharon Harvey stated. “She needed me to vote no on Proposal 3.”
“I told her I can’t do that and she says, ‘Well, you have to.’ I says, ‘No, I don’t. It’s not going to happen,’”Sharon took the initiative. “I told her I had a four-and-a-half month tubal pregnancy, and she says, ‘Well, you survived, didn’t you?’”
Sharon stated that arguments escalated after the woman refused to take “no” for an answer.
“She would not take the fact that I was going to vote yes on Proposal 3 as an answer,”Sie said. “She didn’t care. She didn’t care. I told her, I says, ‘Women are going to die. I nearly died.’ She says, ‘Well you didn’t, did you?’”
“I says, ‘You need to go. Just go.’ She says, ‘Well, I have a right to be here.’ ‘No you don’t; you need to go. You need to go now. Get off my property,’”She added.
The argument is alleged to have been won. “louder,” Sharon’s husband then exited the barn with his .22 caliber rifle and fired a warning shot into the pine tree.
“She (the volunteer) is still ranting and raving and she’s got this clipboard. She’s waving it around. I’m thinking she’s going to smack Sharon with it. So without thinking, I went to club it away with the rifle and my finger was still in the trigger guard. It went off and hit her about in here,”Reporters were informed by him.
“I shot somebody. It was an accident,”He concluded.
Michigan State Police will be investigating the incident while Ionia County Prosecutor Kyle Butler decides on whether or not to file charges.
Right to Life Michigan believes that the female pro-life activist, who would prefer to remain anonymous at this point, was peacefully acting and was then shot in her back as she went.
“No one should fear violence while peacefully exercising their constitutionally protected right to free speech. The 84-year old woman is hardly imposing, standing about 5-feet tall. The idea that shooting this woman is at all excusable is a dangerous claim for Americans across the country who engage in peaceful door-to-door canvassing,”According to the organisation.
This violent incident occurred as prolifers and crisis pregnant clinics were repeatedly threatened by violence, subject to vandalism and other threats in the wake Supreme Court ruling against them. Roe v. Wade this past June. As Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow profiled in his series “Summer of Rage,” the Joe Biden administration repeatedly ignored these threats and attacks:
The day following will be June 25, 2022, and the next one on June 25, 2022. Roe v. Wade was overturned, there were attacks on eight churches, eight pregnancy centers, and a government building.
These attacks have generated minimal acknowledgement, much less a response, from the Biden administration and federal law enforcement, who steadfastly track—and prosecute—incidents targeting abortion providers.
Ruth Sent Us, a radical pro-abortion activist trades in anti-Christian rhetoric. Jane’s Revenge, which has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks nationwide, has repeatedly targeted church-affiliated pregnancy centers and churches. Ruth Sent Us was the one that made the headlines for organizing protests at homes of Supreme Court justices. “six extremist Catholics”The Supreme Court. Justice Gorsuch is a Catholic but was brought up Catholic. However, it is widely believed that he is a practicing Protestant. The group encouraged followers outside of the Washington, D.C., area to demonstrate “at or in a local Catholic Church.”
Last week, as the pro-life elderly woman recovered from a gunshot wound she received while practicing her First Amendment right, the FBI under the orders of Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice reportedly sent 25-30 armed agents to apprehend Catholic pro-life activist Mark Houck for allegedly shoving a Planned Parenthood escort.
The full article is available here here