An 84-year-old woman was shot while campaigning against a Michigan ballot measure that would legalize abortion until birth.
The shooting took place on September 20 in Lake Odessa while the woman was going door-to-door handing out pamphlets.
According to a press release from Right to Life Michigan, “the 84-year-old victim said that she 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.”
“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 press release continued.
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Local news station WOOD-TV reports that “the woman then drove herself to the Lake Odessa Police Department to report it and was taken to the hospital where she was treated and released.”
RTL Michigan said that 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.
Abortion will be on the ballot in Michigan in November. The Reproductive Freedom for All ballot petition would amend the state’s constitution to make abortion a “right” in the state without limitations.
Pro-abortion advocates are spending millions to make sure the measure passes.
“The issue is also raking in millions of dollars. The latest state fundraising data, from July, shows Reproductive Freedom for All raised nearly $10 million since the start of the campaign in early 2022,” ABC 7 reports.