Posted 55 days ago
A jury has reportedly acquitted Pennsylvania pro-life activist who was accused of allegedly pushing a Planned Parenthood escort during a clash outside an abortion clinic, Life News reported.
Mark Houck, 48, faced charges that he violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which makes it a federal crime to use force with the intent to injure, intimidate and interfere with anyone because that person produces reproductive health care. He pleaded not guilty.
The charge stems from an Oct. 13, 2021 incident in which the Biden Administration alleged Houck assaulted and "forcefully shoved" Bruce Love, a 72-year-old volunteer at a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood.
Houck was arrested in his home by multiple FBI agents in September 2022.
U. S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, celebrated the news of Houck's acquittal with a tweet.
"Good. Begs question of the $48 billion we give to DOJ…," he wrote.
Shortly after Houck's arrest last fall, his attorney Peter Breen told Fox News Digital that his client's arrest was an "outrageous abuse of power" from the Department of Justice that was intended to intimidate pro-life Americans.... (Read more)