In a resounding victory for peace-loving American pro-lifers across the country, Mark Houck has been completely exonerated by a jury of his peers in federal court this week.
Those responsible for the early-morning arrest of Mark Houck by the FBI in late September of last year – and, more generally, the Biden Administration’s vendetta against peaceful American pro-lifers – were dealt a serious defeat in federal court this week when father-of-seven Mark Houck was acquitted on the
two charges brought against him under the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.
The Biden Administration deliberately targeted Mark Houck alleging that he interfered with an escort to an abortion facility when the reality was that he simply defended his son who was apparently followed and verbally abused by the abortion escort.
Houck’s attorneys of record, Peter Breen from the Thomas More Society had this to say following Houck’s acquittal:
We took on Goliath – the full might of the United States government – and won. 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. With this victory, we’ve sent a powerful message to Biden’s DOJ and the abortion industry.Peter Breen, executive vice president and head of litigation for the Thomas More Society
Many conservatives thought that if President Trump’s home in Mar-a-lago was raided, it could happen to anyone who threatened Biden’s political goals. This fear played out as, Mark Houck, a peaceful father of seven was targeted with outrageous federal charges and arrested by an FBI SWAT-like group of police at the direction of President Biden’s Justice Department.
Until recently, not a single arrest had been made surrounding the continual attacks on crisis pregnancy centers and pro-life organizations that have left scores of establishments in ruin.
Shortly after Mr. Houck’s arrest, Paul Vaughn, the President of Personhood Tennessee, was also unfairly targeted by Biden’s Justice Department, who sent four heavily armed FBI agents to arrest him in front of his family. Paul Vaughn is still facing charges under the FACE Act. Mr. Vaughn has a Give Send Go campaign is raising funds to support his family.
Mr. Vaughn along with nearly a dozen other pro-lifers were charged under the FACE Act for singing hymns, reading scripture, and praying with other peaceful pro-life Christians outside of an abortion clinic in Tennessee.
Although the local police did not even see it fit to charge him with trespassing, Paul Vaughn was indicted by the FBI with charges that carry up to 11 years in federal prison.
Fortunately for Vaughn, he has the same attorneys as Mark Houck, the Thomas More Society.
We are now praying for Vaughn and all peaceful pro-lifers swept up in the Biden Administration’s vendetta against unborn babies and those who seek to defend their lives.
If you haven’t already, please consider signing this petition to the new Congress to REPEAL the FACE Act – a discriminatory, unconstitutional law which is being weaponized by the Biden administration against pro-lifers for political reasons.