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Obama Calls Shooting of Anti-Abortion Activist 'Deplorable'

WASHINGTON -- President Obama is calling the shooting of an anti-abortion activist "deplorable." 

The White House on Sunday released a statement from the president on the shooting of James Pouillon. Obama says that "whichever side of a public debate you're on, violence is never the right answer." 

The two-sentence statement comes after a Friday shooting spree that left Pouillon and business owner Mike Fuoss dead in the small Michigan city of Owosso. Pouillon was shot while standing across the street from a school, holding a sign that pictured the image of an aborted fetus. 

A truck driver was arraigned on charges of first-degree murder later Friday.