Right to Life of Michigan says volunteer was shot while canvassing

Hannah Mackay, The Detroit News on

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DETROIT — A volunteer for Right to Life of Michigan was shot while canvassing homes in her Lake Odessa community on Tuesday afternoon, the organization claims. Michigan State Police are investigating the shooting.

The victim, an 83-year-old woman, was reportedly going door to door passing out pamphlets and talking about Prop 3, which will be on the Nov. 8 ballot, and seeks to enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution.

She was shot in the shoulder, treated and released from the hospital and is still recovering from her injuries, according to MSP and Right to Life of Michigan.

Right to Life of Michigan claims the victim was shot following a heated conversation at a residence in her neighborhood. The man who shot her was not involved in the conversation and the victim does not know his identity or motive, the organization said.

The victim drove herself to the Lake Odessa Police Department and was taken to a local hospital after reporting the incident, according to state police. She has since been released from the hospital.


Right to Life of Michigan is an anti-abortion nonprofit organization that has been campaigning against Prop 3.


(Beth LeBlanc contributed.)

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