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After being acquitted of federal charges by a jury in Philadelphia on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, Mark Houck embraces and kisses his wife, Ryan-Marie Houck. Also with Houck are his son Mark Houck Jr., 14, and his daughter, Ava Houck, 12.

Acquitted pro-life activist Mark Houck reveals details of ‘reckless’ FBI raid; will press charges

Feb 1, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The father of seven said he opened the door of his house to a team of FBI agents pointing M-16s... Read more

Mark Houck talks to reporters outside the U.S. District courthouse in Philadelphia with his lawyers, Peter Breen (left), Brian McMonagle (right), and Andrew Bath (background) following his acquittal on two charges of violating the FACE Act, Jan. 30, 2023.

Pro-life advocates and lawmakers react to news of Mark Houck’s acquittal

Jan 30, 2023

By Tyler Arnold, Jonah McKeown

Mark Houck’s pro-life supporters hailed Monday’s verdict while also chastising the Department of Justice for filing charges against the Catholic... Read more

After being acquitted of federal charges by a jury in Philadelphia on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, Mark Houck embraces and kisses his wife, Ryan-Marie Houck. Also with Houck are his son Mark Houck Jr., 14, and his daughter, Ava Houck, 12.

UPDATE: Mark Houck cleared of FACE Act charges in rebuke to Justice Department’s aggressive prosecution

Jan 30, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Pro-life activist Mark Houck was found not guilty Monday on federal assault charges stemming from a shoving incident outside a... Read more

Mark Houck and his wife, Ryan-Marie Houck, prior to entering the federal court house in Philadelphia on Jan. 25, 2023.

Mark Houck trial update: Alternate chosen to replace juror

Jan 30, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The alternate took the place of the original juror at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday, when deliberations began again. Read more

Mark Houck gives a speech at the Men's March in Boston on Oct. 15, 2022.

Mark Houck trial: Jury deadlocked, will resume deliberations Jan. 30

Jan 27, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The jury deciding the fate of pro-life activist Mark Houck could not come to a decision Friday on whether the... Read more

The Houck family

Prosecution rests case in Mark Houck trial, defense motions to dismiss the case

Jan 26, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

In the trial of Mark Houck, charged with violating Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, defense lawyers argued that... Read more

Mark Houck and his wife, Ryan-Marie Houck, prior to entering the federal court house in Philadelphia on Jan. 25, 2023.

Pro-life leader and Catholic father of 7 Mark Houck goes to trial: an emotional first day

Jan 25, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The allegations relate to an incident that occurred at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Philadelphia on Oct. 13, 2021. Read more

A woman attends a rally for Mark Houck outside the James A. Byrne United States Courthouse in Philadelphia on Jan. 24, 2023, while holding a sign that says “Justice for Mark Houck!”

Trial of Mark Houck, pro-life advocate, begins with night of prayer

Jan 24, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

A crowd of about 50 supporters gathered in front of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Tuesday, one day before... Read more

Mark Houck with his children

Pro-life advocate Mark Houck, who was arrested in FBI raid, to stand trial next week

Jan 17, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Houck was arrested at home in front of his terrified wife and kids, sparking national outrage and concern over the... Read more

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, will chair the new subcommittee investigating the "weaponization" of the FBI and IRS.

GOP-led ‘weaponization’ committee to investigate arrests of pro-lifers

Jan 13, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The subcommittee is expected to investigate the FBI’s use of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act to... Read more

Mark Houck with his children

Arrested pro-life activist Mark Houck victim of religious discrimination, lawyers say

Dec 8, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the case, contending that “the Biden administration, has engaged in an overt pattern of... Read more

Mark Houck gives a speech at the Men's March in Boston on Oct. 15, 2022.

Mark Houck: My family’s photo is on Mother Teresa’s tomb

Oct 17, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The Catholic pro-life father of seven who was arrested last month after a controversial FBI raid at his home, says... Read more