PHILADELPHIA (OSV News) — Pro-life activist Mark Houck was acquitted Jan. 30 of violating a federal law on access to abortion clinics. Jurors resolved a deadlock to declare Houck not guilty of breaching the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, or FACE Act, for allegedly assaulting an abortion clinic volunteer in October 2021. Houck maintained he was protecting his young son from the clinic escort. “The Biden Department of Justice’s intimidation against pro-life people and people of faith has been put in its place,” stated Peter Breen, executive vice president and head of litigation at the Thomas More Society, which represented Houck in the proceedings.
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