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Catholic pro-life activist Mark Houck was found not guilty Monday of federal charges alleging he violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.
A Pennsylvania federal grand jury indicted Houck for allegations that he assaulted an abortion clinic volunteer, Bruce Love, in Philadelphia in September 2022. Federal officials claimed that Houck violated the FACE Act by using “force with the intent to injure, intimidate, and interfere with anyone because that person is a provider of reproductive health care.”
Following a jury deadlock that delayed its decision, Houck was acquitted of both charges of violations of the FACE Act.
40 Days for Life’s general counsel, Matt Britton, said in a statement provided to the Daily Caller, “This is a win not just for the pro-life movement and Mark but for free speech and every single American. The federal government trumped up charges months after a local case had been dismissed. If the feds had prevailed, every argument in front of every abortion facility, no matter the subject, could result in federal charges.”
“The feds tried to make a point that they would not tolerate pro-life speech and tried to make Mark an example that they would charge and intimidate pro-lifers, all while claiming that they represent democracy and free speech. But not today. The system worked, and justice prevailed.”
Strategist Greg Price tweeted Monday, “BREAKING: Pro-life activist Mark Houck was just found NOT GUILTY on federal FACE Act charges brought on him by Biden’s DOJ for pushing a Planned Parenthood escort who threatened his son while he was sidewalk counseling. Merrick Garland and Kristen Clarke can hold this L.”
BREAKING: Pro-life activist Mark Houck was just found NOT GUILTY on federal FACE Act charges brought on him by Biden’s DOJ for pushing a Planned Parenthood escort who threatened his son while he was sidewalk counseling.
Merrick Garland and Kristen Clarke can hold this L. pic.twitter.com/ZEv2oNZ9TB
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 30, 2023
“The Biden administration sent 30 FBI agents to Mark Houck’s house and arrested him in front of his wife and seven children. The case had been thrown out of a district court the year prior. Today, he was found not guilty. Over a dozen pro-life activists still face federal charges brought about by Merrick Garland and Kristen Clarke’s DOJ for peaceful protests outside abortion clinics some of whom also had their homes raided by the FBI.”
Over a dozen pro-life activists still face federal charges brought about by Merrick Garland and Kristen Clarke’s DOJ for peaceful protests outside abortion clinics some of whom also had their homes raided by the FBI.https://t.co/TpFlLGtuiE
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 30, 2023
The Post Millennial tweeted, “Pro-Life activist Mark Houck thanks all the people that supported him following his trial victory.”
Pro-Life activist Mark Houck thanks all the people that supported him following his trial victory
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) January 30, 2023
Sen. Tom Cotton commented, “Mark Houck never should have been prosecuted, let alone treated like a terrorist in an early-morning FBI raid with a SWAT team. Merrick Garland should be ashamed for using DOJ as a political weapon to target pro-life activists.”
Mark Houck never should have been prosecuted, let alone treated like a terrorist in an early-morning FBI raid with a SWAT team.
Merrick Garland should be ashamed for using DOJ as a political weapon to target pro-life activists.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) January 30, 2023
Frank Pavone tweeted, “Breaking news: Mark Houck acquitted on all charges! #prolife”
Breaking news: Mark Houck acquitted on all charges! #prolife prolife pic.twitter.com/kP7Fn1Ln1p
— Frank Pavone (@frfrankpavone) January 30, 2023
BREAKING: Pro-Life activist Mark Houck, who faced up to 11 years in prison, has been found Not Guilty. pic.twitter.com/TAY0BYGDAf
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) January 30, 2023
🚨BREAKING🚨 Mark Houck Found NOT GUILTYhttps://t.co/kTRi1LQqVc
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 30, 2023
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Some good positive news !!
Thank God ! There really is justice & free speech .
Finally Justin has prevailed for Mark. Go to hell garland
Just one more strike against the Merrick Garland DOJ. I hope Congress helps escort both Garland and Myorkas out the door.
The fact that he was prosecuted is disgusting!!
Now did the FBI and DOJ for malicious prosecution and false imprisonment.
Sue them !!
Garland weaponizing the DOJ is exactly what Garland was hired to do. He’s the employee of the month for desecrating the Constitution.
Why is the Biden administration using the FBI like this. That was disgusting and a black mark on the justice system.
Gsrland needs to be raided on conspiracy charges related to treason for using the fbi and doj to attack and discredit American citizens just using their freedom of speech. The man should sue the fed for slander and false arrest . He was acquitted already once before. I dont see any fbi at traitor bidens house for selling government secrets.
Impeach Garland, he is using federal monies to impede our freedoms!
Now let’s hope Houck can sue them!
He needs to be compensated for his attorney bills. This was purely political and a crime by the deep state. Should have never happened in the first place.
I see all the tweets on how this was a huge win for pro life and free speech…but according to this article the jury was deadlocked before FINALLY coming to a not guilty verdict…that is EXTREMELY scary…this was a hands down NOT GUILTY case and for anyone to see it any way other than that is just crazy…this was 100% about the confrontation between this baby murderer and Houcks son…and had absolutely NOTHING to do with the so called FACE act…a leftist law made strictly to punish those who won’t get on board with the murder of a helpless innocent human being…
Thank you Jesus
Everyone involved in the illegal raid should have their homes raided in exactly the same manner.
Time to defund this intelligence Apparatchik.
Take that Garland and stuff it where the sun don’t shine Idiot