(This article has been posted by Harold Jordan, E. Sandy Jordan’s son.)
While the FBI and Department of Justice continue to ignore a mountain of evidence of Hunter Biden’s corruption, they are more than happy to pounce on pro-life individuals who have peacefully demonstrated at abortion clinics for years.
On Friday, September 23rd, the FBI arrested Mark Houck, a father of 7 children and a pro-life activist, for allegedly shoving a Planned Parenthood worker twice while protesting outside a Pennsylvania clinic, a potential violation of the FACE Act, which makes it a federal crime to interfere with someone “because that person is a provider of reproductive health care,” according to a Department of Justice statement. Houck faces up to 11 years in prison and fines of up to $350,000.
Houck says that he was defending his 12-year-old son from verbal harassment by a Planned Parenthood worker when he pushed the man away. Houck’s attorney, Peter Breen, stated that “Rather than accepting Mark Houck’s offer to appear voluntarily, the Biden Department of Justice chose to make an unnecessary show of potentially deadly force, sending twenty heavily armed federal agents to the Houck residence at dawn this past Friday.”
Houck was praying near an abortion clinic when Bruce Love, who claims to be a longtime clinic escort, approached him and began behaving “extremely aggressively” and harassing Houck’s then-12-year-old son, Breen told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Love was not escorting any patients at the time of the altercation, according to Breen.
The indictment appears to have a couple of weaknesses. First, it charges Houck with 2 separate acts of aggression, even though Mr. Love only mentioned one incident of shoving in his initial complaint. “Apparently Mr. Love is now claiming a second instance where he says he was knocked to the ground,” Breen said. “That is false. We look forward to some sort of evidence of that alleged other instance because if a crime had actually taken place we assume that Mr. Love would have put it in his private criminal complaint he brought to the Pennsylvania state courts.”
The second issue is that the indictment makes no mention of patients being present, and their apparent absence undermines the federal government’s use of the FACE Act to prosecute Houck, Breen argued.
Meanwhile, the Department of Justice has yet to charge a single person in more than 20 incidents of fire bombings of Pregnancy Care Centers around the country since the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe. This is in spite of a group named “Jane’s Revenge” claiming responsibility for most of these attacks.
Is more evidence of misplaced FBI and DOJ priorities needed?