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Pro-life Advocates Gathered to Pray with Mark Houck Outside of Philadelphia Planned Parenthood on Wednesday Morning

Christian Defense Coalition
Feb. 8, 2023

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2023 /Christian Newswire/ -- Mark Houck, who is a husband and father of seven children, was recently acquitted of unjust Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act charges in Philadelphia federal court. The charges were brought against him by the Biden Administration.
Houck has a 20 year record of peaceful pro-life activism. He was facing up to 11 years in federal prison if convicted.
This was the first time Mark Houck has prayed outside the Philadelphia Planned Parenthood since his arrest by federal agents in September 2022.

Mark Houck praying with his children in front of Planned Parenthood
The Christian Defense Coalition joined with the Pro-life Union of Greater Philadelphia and other national groups for the prayer vigil.
The pro-life community has sent a powerful message that they will not be bullied or intimidated into silence by the Department of Justice as they peacefully unite to pray for an end to the violence of abortion.

A large crowd of Prolife activist, praying with Mark Houck in front of Planned Parenthood
Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Washington, D.C. based Christian Defense Coalition, states:

    "It was deeply troubling to see these unjust federal charges brought against longtime, pro-life leader, Mark Houck. The arrest, charges, and federal trial were clearly an attempt by the Department of Justice to silence a peaceful, prayerful, and public pro-life witness in front of the Philadelphia Planned Parenthood abortion center and across the country.

    "As we gathered to pray on the public sidewalk with Mark, the pro-life community sent a powerful message that we will not be bullied or intimidated into silence or fear by the Department of Justice and federal law enforcement. We came together in unity to offer women with unexpected pregnancies hope and care, and to pray for an end to the violence of abortion."

For more information, please call:
Rev. Patrick Mahoney at 540.538.4741
SOURCE Christian Defense Coalition
CONTACT: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741