Mark Houck, a Pennsylvania man who was facing federal charges for a minor altercation with a pro-abortion escort outside a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood, has been acquitted by a jury in a federal court.
Peter Breen, Thomas More Society Executive Vice President and Head of Litigation in the case, released a statement expressing that he was “thrilled with the outcome.”
“Mark and his family are now free of the cloud that the Biden administration threw upon them. We took on Goliath – the full might of the United States government – and won,” Breen said. “The jury saw through and rejected the prosecution’s discriminatory case, which was harassment from day one. This is a win for Mark and the entire pro-life movement. The Biden Department of Justice’s intimidation against pro-life people and people of faith has been put in its place.”
Houck had been charged with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. Prior to the trial, Breen said the case against Houck was “pure harassment, meant solely to intimidate our nation’s pro-life sidewalk counselors who provide vital resources to help pregnant women at risk for abortion.”