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Surge Summary: A pro-life activist was recently acquitted of charges which never should have been brought in the first place. The accusations against this father by America’s Department of Justice demonstrates the way that government agency is being politicized by pro-choice forces in the Biden Administration – especially since the recent vandalizing of pro-life organizations has been generally ignored by the Feds.
by The Ruth Institute
“The verdict in the Mark Houck case is a victory for justice,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., President of the Ruth Institute.
“That this pro-life activist and father of seven was prosecuted in the first place shows how egregiously the Biden Administration has politicized the Department of Justice. If convicted, Houck could have faced more than a decade in prison.”
On October 13, 2021, Houck and his 12-year-old son were standing outside a Philadelphia abortion clinic. A clinic worker shouted obscenities and told the son that his father has a “weird religion” and “hates women.”
Houck used his hand to keep the bully away from his son. The DOJ prosecuted Houck under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.
“This wasn’t even a violation of the FACE Act,” Morse said. “It involved a dispute outside a clinic, not an attempt to block anyone’s access to the clinic.”
The DOJ sent a 20-man SWAT team in combat gear to Houck’s home to arrest him in front of his children. “That was disgusting,” Morse said.
“Since the Dobbs decision, more than 100 churches and pregnancy resource centers have been vandalized. Only recently has the DOJ finally prosecuted one of the vandals. Equal administration of justice? Hardly.”
“Prior to the Dobbs decision, there were raucous demonstrations outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices to intimidate them. This is a clear violation of federal law, but the DOJ turned a blind eye.”
The prosecution of Mark Houck was a “travesty of justice,” Morse said. “Congress should launch an investigation into Biden’s DOJ for abusing its authority by politicizing law enforcement.”
In a release following the verdict, Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society, which represented Houck stated: “The Biden Department of Justice’s intimidation against pro-life people and people of faith has been put in its place.”
Morse added, “The Thomas More Society is to be congratulated for this important victory. I thank them for their excellent work.”
The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Lives, Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook Up World, and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.
The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.
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