Houck Supporters To Gather At U.S. Attorney’s Office Friday — Citizens and national leaders will gather, 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 7, at the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 615 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106, to protest the FBI banana-republic raid of Mark Houck.
The raid occurred the early morning of Sept. 23 and involved about 25 heavily armed FBI agents and 15 vehicles.
Houck, a pro-life activist, is accused of shoving anti-life activist Bruce Love in October 2021 during a dispute at a Planned Parenthood clinic. The feds say he violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which makes it a federal crime to use force with the intent to injure, intimidate and interfere with anyone because that person produces reproductive health care.
Houck says Love was harassing his 12-year-old daughter and the dispute was not about clinic access.
Houck was arrested in front of his family. His lawyer had months earlier contacted the feds and said Houck was willing to voluntarily surrender.
Emceeing the event will be WPHT talk radio host Dom Giordano. Among those scheduled to speak will be Dr. William Develin, international human rights advocate; Ashley Garecht, a pro-lifer harassed at Planned Parenthood by Rep. Brian Sims in 2020; Patrick Stanton, of Pro-Life Union, the offices of which were vandalized about what the feds have yet to investigate; FBI whistleblower Steve Friend, who was suspended after reporting political SWAT raids in Chicago; former Senate candidate Kathy Barnette; Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense League; and Peter Breen of Thomas More Society who is Houck’s lawyer.
Houck Supporters To Gather At U.S. Attorney’s Office Friday
Judge Cheryl Allen Zooms With Bucks Pro Lifers — Retired Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Cheryl Allen spent two hours, Oct. 4, in a Zoom meeting with a diverse group of pro life activist in Warminister, Bucks County, Pa.
Judge Allen discussed a series of orchestrated anti-life ordinances and resolutions passed or pondered by several Democrat-controlled municipalities in the state including Upper Darby in Delaware County.
She noted that ordinances cannot trump state law and resolutions have no force of law anyway.
On a more serious note, she described the state harassment and intimidation of pregnancy crisis centers in an attempt to shut them down.
Ultrasounds are often performed at these centers. Judge Allen said that 80-percent of women considering abortion change their mind after viewing ultrasounds.
Judge Allen became the first Black woman to be elected to Superior Court in 2008 and served until her retirement in 2015. She now works with PA Family.
She said that during her election she found it difficult to gain traction with the Black communities in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. She said the vast majority of Black pastors in those cities were strongly in support of easy access to abortion.
Among the dozen or so in attendance was Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale. It was a miserable rainy night and Warminister is far from Joe’s constituency.
Serious props to him.
Judge Cheryl Allen Zooms With Pro Life Group In Bucks County