(Jan. 30) A jury has just told a corrupt Department of Justice to abort its outrageous persecution of pro-life activists. Good.

The case involved longtime prominent pro-life counselor Mark Houck, who was falsely charged with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act after two confrontations with a Planned Parenthood volunteer escorting women into an abortion clinic. All along, Houck said the first confrontation came when his accuser aggressively ran 100 feet up the sidewalk at him and Houck pushed away. The second one came with Houck a full 50 feet away, praying on the sidewalk with his son, when the man got right in their faces and began saying “vile” things to the 12-year-old boy.

Either way, it was nonsense to say Houck had violated the FACE Act because in no way did Houck even come close to trying to block the way of women entering the clinic. Nonetheless, the pro-abortion radicals that President Joe Biden appointed to the Justice Department decided they were going to make an example of Houck. How dare he bring his son to pray on a public sidewalk near an abortion clinic?

Local authorities looked at the case and, seeing how weak it was, declined to move forward with charges. But amazing, Biden’s boys at DOJ though t it a good idea to file charges with a possible prison term of up to 11 years for what, at worst, amounted to an almost harmless sidewalk scuffle. This isn’t just abusive — it’s twisted, perverted, and diseased.

Worse, as if they were dealing with a violent mob boss rather than a peaceful protester, the Justice Department sent some 20 FBI agents to do an armed raid at dawn to arrest Houck in front of his seven children . As Houck’s wife put it, her children “were all at the top of the stairs which faces the front door, and I was on the stairs as well, coming down. The kids were all just screaming. It was all just very scary and traumatic.”… [The full column is here.]


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