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President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist


The Brody File has been asking the White House during the last 48 hours if they were going to issue a statement from the president on the murder of pro-life activist Jim Pouillon.

As you might remember when abortion Dr. George Tiller was murdered the White House released a statement that same day. On Sunday afternoon, The Brody File was sent the following statement from the President of the United States:

"The shooting last week in Michigan was deplorable. Whichever side of a public debate you're on, violence is never the right answer."

If you want to read his statement on George Tiller from a while back I have provided it below.

Statement on George Tiller:

"I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence."

So I'm curious. As a pro-lifer, what's your reaction to the president's statement?

Read more about Pouillon's murder here.

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# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

Obviously, this president does not consider the murder of pro-life activist Jim Pouillon to be as news worthy as that of Dr. George Tiller.
Left by H Maddy on Sep 13, 2009 3:54 PM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

Only a "shooting." No names. I recall memorial services where the guilty's name is never mentioned. It's hard to do, and takes a conscious effort.

Only a deliberate effort would deprive the victims of their very names.

This president is a disgrace to what God cherishes most: life itself. Mr. Pouillon's sacrifice deserves so much better. And so do we.
Left by Heidi on Sep 13, 2009 3:55 PM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

I am outraged by this lack of response from the 'White House'. This is a joke. Jim Pouillon pro-life activist was murdered and we see nothing about it! When Tiller was murdered all over headlines, web and tv. Come on. Yes, need I say both murders, disturbing. Blatant disrespect from the 'White House'. Thank-you David Brody for contacting the 'White House'.
Left by mnwelsh4 on Sep 13, 2009 5:40 PM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

I think the Whitehouse comment was a day late and short on respect. No matter what the President says, his real beliefs stand out in the glaring differences in the two statements. One was "the murder of Dr. George Tiller" the other "the shooting last week in Michigan". He doesn't even mention Mr. Pouillon's name. Both were gunned down, but he calls only one a murder.(Even though the person in jail is charged with murder for Mr. Pouillon's death.) For the abortion dr. it's "I am shocked . . . " making it sound like a statement personally coming from the President. For Mr. Pouillon it's a statement that sounds very sterile and "politically correct", but definately not personal. The President opened the door to commenting on crimes like this when he commented on the murder of Dr. Tiller. Why did President Obama feel Dr. Tiller should receive more respect then Mr. Pouillon? (Especially if Mr. Obama truly is "Pro-life" as he claims. One more time his actions prove his words false?)
Left by susanne on Sep 13, 2009 7:25 PM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

We should pray for the president!
Left by friendofall on Sep 13, 2009 7:35 PM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

Weak, insincere, late. The President came out on Sunday just after the news of Tiller's murder broke if I remember correctly. And you've been asking if they would comment for the last 48 hours on this pro-lifer murder. Seems "shock and outrage" are missing. Thanks, Brody, for you report.
Left by Gerry on Sep 13, 2009 8:28 PM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

Both statements seem similar to me. Two wrongs don't make a right. The murderers of both men should be brought to justice.
Left by MKotyk24 on Sep 13, 2009 10:49 PM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

I was reading a comment thread the other day about Pouillon's death & came to one comment that I have been expecting to see & not surprised at all by. It said "Good ridence." I have a feeling this sentiment is sadly not that unusual. Knowing how much our President hates anyone who disagrees with him, especially those who protest against his views, I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't say anything at all.
Left by Kristy on Sep 14, 2009 2:47 AM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

I am thankful to know that even though the President differs in his opinion towards abortion, he's not oblivious to the fact that other human beings defending the right to live are dying innocently due to violent acts such as murder. Maybe, reading his response has given me more hope that he might be more objective to those of us who are pro-life and hopefully he's still reflecting on his own recent comments and actions pertainng to the right to life that have cost his popularity among many young and old Americans, even those who were formerly Democrats. It would be nice if the supreme authority of our land would consider his actions in the light of eternity, though. Will God meet Him at Heaven's gates with a reward for his service to mankind if he turns a deaf ear to the defenseless unborn? The pages of his presidential history are yet to be written.
Left by Kristi Richman on Sep 14, 2009 3:52 AM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

His statement affirms his respect for human life, which is none at all. If you noticed in his statement for Tiller, he mentioned his name personally, and the issue at hand. With Mr. Pouillon, he not only didn't even state his name, he did not even mention the cause he stood for for years. I feel ashamed of him.
Left by Dixie on Sep 14, 2009 6:12 AM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

I don't think you can compare the two. As time goes on, he will change how he responds to things as public outcry comes against him. I would not want to be in his shoes. He's not all knowing, all present, all powerful.... why expect him to be?
Left by Jane on Sep 14, 2009 7:28 PM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

Dr. Tiller was murdered by a domestic terrorist while minding his own business at his church. The pro-life activist was killed while causing domestic disturbance and trying to intimidate others and take away their right to make their own decision as to what to do to their own bodies. Your article states he had been previously arresteed. That pretty much says it all. He had been breaking the law and apparently had no problem with doing it again. The President is correct. Resorting to violence is not the answer. However, to compare a pro-lifer who is practicing civil disobedience with Dr. Tiller who was quietly at church, would be wrong.
Left by Sandra on Sep 16, 2009 7:04 PM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

I cannot believe anything President Obama says anymore. He is a liar, and repeats the same old lies over-and-over again. I honestly believe he should be impeached.
Left by AcePilot101 on Sep 17, 2009 2:03 PM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

To Kristi: President Obama, nor any other president is the "supreme authority" of our land. We are a government "of the people, by the people and for the people". Above and beyond that, the Constitution is the supreme law of the land, a document that the President swore to uphold, defend and protect. He has not kept his oath as many of our congressional officials have either. It is about time that we affirm the life and liberty of the unborn. not a religious issue, but primarily a civil rights issue. Roe v Wade has done to the unborn what Dredd Scott did to the African-American.... stripped away their obvious distinction of being called mankind.
Left by courtmusician on Sep 18, 2009 7:41 AM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

The President has once again denied his so called Christian faith. This is evidenced in his silence to murder of a man who protected innocent human life, however was quick to denounce the murder of Dr Tiller the "Baby Killer". Only God can give Life, therefore no one has authority to end life. Both acts were wrong and cannot be condoned. Don't lose heart, God is not mocked, He discerns the intents and thoughts of the heart, all things are open unto the eyes of God (Hebrews4:12-13). This craftiness of speech and actions are not unnoticed and will require accountability. This incident is another in a pattern of denying Christ and transplanting corruption. Notice the President denied Christ &in the middle stated,"America is not Christian, We are secular progressive. Being the deceiver he turns and attempts to enlist the Church to sell Healthcare. His actions and alliances point to his true character, opposing God and our heritage. Children are precious, & must be protected.
Left by Lex on Sep 18, 2009 10:39 PM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

Yeah AcePilot101 , we need to impeach that liar and get us a good honest repblican in here, that will make us happy! Very insightful and intelligent post.
Left by josta45 on Sep 19, 2009 12:37 AM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

AcePilot, you can't just go around impeaching a president who doesn't happen to think the same way as you. Nice try, though. President Obama won the election honestly (unlike his predecessor who won by arranging for votes to be uncounted) and you just need to get over it. He is the President and I believe the Bible says that God wants us to honor and respect those in authority in government.
Left by Sandra on Sep 24, 2009 7:55 PM

# RE: President Obama's Statement on Death of Pro-Life Activist

Don't expect anything in agreement with anything from this President. We need to learn from this administration, and get ready for the next elections, pray over those running, and vote on their experience, knowledge, and what they stand for. Not on popularty.
Left by Carol on Oct 21, 2009 6:41 PM