Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas is asking for Congress to rethink the Freedom of Entry to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act within the aftermath of pro-life activist Mark Houck’s acquittal in Pennsylvania court docket.
Houck, 48, was acquitted Monday after being arrested by the Division of Justice and tried on prices of obstructing entrance to a Philadelphia abortion facility in 2021.
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“Justice has been served, however this brazen train in intimidation by no means ought to have occurred. Mark Houck and his eight kids by no means ought to have been pressured to reside by an FBI raid or see their father led away in handcuffs,” Roy advised Fox Information in a press release.
Professional-life activist Mark Houck speaks out after jury acquits him in Deliberate Parenthood incident on “Hannity.” (Fox Information)
Houck confronted prices that he violated the FACE Act, which makes it a federal crime to make use of power with the intent to injure, intimidate and intrude with anybody as a result of that particular person produces reproductive well being care. He pleaded not responsible.
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Houck was arrested at his house in September 2022.
“Congress should proceed oversight of the FACE Act and may contemplate a full repeal of this eminently abused and clearly weaponized federal usurpation of state police powers. Congress also needs to take a tough have a look at the tens of billions we’re giving to the Division of Justice and precisely how these funds are getting used.”
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Professional-life activist Mark Houck, second from left, leaves federal court docket in Philadelphia after pleading not responsible to 2 counts related to an alleged assault of an escort exterior an abortion clinic in 2021. (Fox Information Channel)
The cost stems from an Oct. 13, 2021 incident by which the Biden Administration alleged Houck assaulted and “forcefully shoved” Bruce Love, a 72-year-old volunteer at a Philadelphia Deliberate Parenthood.
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