Notorious Anti-Abortion Activist Found Not Guilty Of Assaulting Planned Parenthood Patient Escort [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

A prominent Catholic antiabortion activist accused of shoving a Planned Parenthood volunteer was acquitted Monday of charges that he instigated the encounter to intimidate workers at the organization’s Center City clinic. It took a jury roughly an hour to find Mark Houck, 49, of Kintnersville, not guilty of violations of the FACE Act — a federal law that makes it a crime to injure, intimidate or interfere with anyone providing abortion services.

As the jury’s foreman read out the panel’s decision, Houck clenched his jaw, then bowed his head, his hands over his eyes in relief. Moments before, the courtroom packed with family members and supporters had been chanting together in prayer. For his part, Houck never denied that he twice shoved Bruce Love, a then-72-year-old volunteer patient escort at the Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center during their 2021 altercation.

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Houck was represented by the Catholic anti-LGBTQ hate group, the Thomas More Society. He first appeared on JMG in 2012 when he claimed that “an increase in porn leads to an increase in sexual activity outside of marriage, which leads to an increase in ‘unwanted’ pregnancies, which leads to an increase in abortion.”