The jury is deadlocked and set to reconvene Monday in the case of a pro-life activist facing 11 years in prison for allegedly pushing an abortion clinic volunteer.
Mark Houck, 48, was arrested by the FBI at his home in Pennsylvania last year.
TGP reported on this earlier.
Biden’s FBI Sends 25-30 Agents to Home of Pro-Life Author and Father of 7 – Arrest Him for Reportedly Protecting His Son from an Abortion Escort
The prosecution claims that Houck violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act during a scuffle with a pro-abortion activist and volunteer in October 2021.
The FACE Act prohibits “violent, threatening, damaging, and obstructive conduct intended to injure, intimidate, or interfere with the right to seek, obtain, or provide reproductive health services.”
Houck is a Catholic and regularly prays outside of abortion clinics.
The trial of Mark Houck begins today, a Catholic father of 7 and pro-life activist who had 30 FBI agents arrest him in front of his family and the Biden DOJ is trying to put in jail for 11 years all for pushing a Planned Parenthood volunteer who threatened his son. pic.twitter.com/ymZHLmcG7p
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 24, 2023
The prosecution claims that Houck shoved volunteer abortion escort, Bruce Love, 72, after he allegedly yelled at the pro-life activist’s 12-year-old son.
According to a report from Fox News, both Houck and his son testified during the trial last week.
“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,” the report continued.
Please pray for Mark Houck, a devoted father of 7 and defender of innocent lives. Our abusive pro-abortion government is persecuting him for peacefully praying outside an abortion clinic and protecting his young son from aggressive abortion clinic staff. https://t.co/zV8r9rVDr1
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) January 29, 2023
Breen believes that the arrest was a move by Joe Biden’s Department of Justice to intimidate pro-life people and those of faith.
“The message from the Biden Department of Justice is pure intimidation against pro-life people and people of faith,” said Breen, senior counsel of the Thomas More Society. “Why in the world would you send this phalanx of officers heavily armed to this family’s home, violate the sanctity of their home, frighten their children? Why would you do that, other than just to send a message?”
I was honored to speak today at the witness in support of Mark Houck. Ironic that he goes to trial the same week as we celebrate the end of 50 years of federally sanctioned inhumanity. I said this: pic.twitter.com/aLQ3AgYMua
— Christine Flowers (@flowerlady61) January 25, 2023
“We are up against the full might of the U.S. government and the highest levels of the DOJ,” the attorney added. “I don’t know if the attorney general personally authorized the raid, but his top lieutenants did if he didn’t do it himself.”
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