In a new testimony to the radical left’s growing aggressiveness, Richard Harvey of Michigan, a self-admitted leftist “nut,” admitted last year he shot an elderly anti-abortion activist who was handing out leaflets.
Incident Matches Michigan’s Leftist Politics
On September 20, 2022, 75-year-old Richard Harvey shot and wounded 84-year-old retired nurse Joan Jacobson. She was involved in a door-to-door campaign against a pro-abortion draft state law.
The shooting, which led to Jacobson’s hospitalization and treatment of a gunshot shoulder wound, occurred at Harvey’s home in Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Western Michigan, Fox2Detroit reports.
At the time of the shooting, the elderly former nurse was talking to Harvey’s wife, Sharon, about “Proposal 3,” a proposed amendment to the state constitution of Michigan to codify abortion as legal.
The state constitutional amendment passed in the November 2022 election with 56% of the votes in favor and 44% against. Nevertheless, Joan Jacobson continued to do her activism, at the price of a gunshot wound.
In a new development in Richard Harvey’s investigation, he has now pleaded no contest to the charges raised against him – including assault and two other charges related to careless and reckless gun usage.
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) April 11, 2023
#RichardHarvey shot 120 pound 84 year old retired nurse and grandma in the back as she walked to her car! Grandma was passing out literature in protest of legalizing up to BIRTH abortion.
— Phaedra (@PhaedraXTeddy) April 11, 2023
Last night, an 84 year old pro-life Michigan resident was shot in the back while canvassing.
Here’s Our Governor’s response: pic.twitter.com/n2QXd8LWCr
— Anna Hoffman (@shoesonplease) September 24, 2022
Last year, Harvey told a local news outlet that his shotgun produced a shot while he was trying to knock Jacobson’s clipboard out of her hands.
Despite of his claims of an accidental discharge, Jacobson herself insisted his shooting at her was “intentional” and he was well aware of what he was doing.
Havey’s motivation for the attack has been revealed by the recording of a 911 call that his wife made after the shooting, LifeNews reports.
On the tape, Richard Harvey could be heard calling the elderly pro-life nurse a “right-wing nut” right in the middle of the call with the 911 dispatcher.
“She’s a right-wing nut,” the shooter declared after his wife at first complained to the dispatcher that the elderly woman wouldn’t leave. Only later in the call did Sharon Harvey make it clear that her husband had shot and wounded the pro-life activist.
Elderly pro-life volunteer in Michigan shot after 'heated conversation,' pro-life group says https://t.co/kLadmB3cnY
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 25, 2022
A leftist shot an 84-year-old grandma campaigning against the pro-abortion ballot measure in Michigan.
If a pro-life person shot a leftist it would be all over the media and liberals would be spamming Twitter with SAY HER NAME tweets.
But because she's pro-life there's silence.
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) September 26, 2022