A Michigan pro-life group said one of its volunteers — an 84-year-old woman — was shot after an argument with a pro-abortion critic.
According to a press release issued Saturday by Right to Life of Michigan, the elderly volunteer was going door-to-door in Lake Odessa to talk to voters about Proposal 3.
Proposal 3 is a referendum on a 1931 anti-abortion law. If passed, the measure would gut the law and other pro-life regulations and remove decisions over abortion from elected officials in Michigan. In its place Proposal 3 would create a new right to “reproductive freedom,” media reports say.
In its press release, Right to Life of Michigan noted, “The 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 case is being investigated by the Michigan State Police, who will forward the investigation’s results to the Ionia County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office,” the group added.
Fox News reported that the woman was handing out pamphlets when the shooting occurred. Police did confirm she was in fact shot. The volunteer reportedly drove herself to the police station to report the incident and then was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released.
State police confirmed that she had been shot in the shoulder.
The case remained open on Monday.
“We’re glad the victim is recovering, and our volunteers will continue knocking doors on Proposal 3,” Right to Life of Michigan Education Coordinator Chris Gast told Fox News.