The trial of pro-life activist Mark Houck may be one of the most important of this young century. It may show just how far the Biden Administration will go to silence the pro-life movement.
The Houck case has already garnered national attention. For many pro-life activists, this represents a direct struggle with the Biden White House.
The case is likely going to be a landmark decision. If one father can be persecuted for being pro-life, then would any of us be next?
This trial could easily become the largest criminal case involving a pro-life figure in our nation’s history. It also may shape the future of politically-driven prosecution by the federal government.
The activist was arrested by the F.B.I. in Sept. 2022 at his Pennsylvania home. The federal government accused Houck of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (F.A.C.E.) Act in Oct. 2021.
According to the federal government, Houck assaulted and shoved Philadelphia Planned Parenthood volunteer Bruce Love. Houck’s camp argues that Love had been harassing Houck’s 12-year-old son.
Houck’s attorney Peter Breen stated that the arrest was overseen by 20 FBI agents “as if he was a drug lord or a mafia boss.”
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Such brazen actions by the Biden Department of Justice is a travesty to justice. It also represents the slow but steady denigration of pro-life voices across the country.
The Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade was a great day for many conservatives. However, it should be obvious by now that many on the left are looking for their revenge on pro-lifers in one form or another.
The outcome of the Houck case has yet to be seen. Jury selection began this week, which could have the largest impact on the course of the case. We await the judge’s conduct during the trial.
If the outcome is a guilty verdict, this could seriously impact the ability for activists to protest near the entrance of Planned Parenthood clinics. Even a not-guilty verdict could prove a warning against those who support life not to get too far out of line.