A Catholic pro-life activist, 48-year-old Mark Houck of Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, was arrested on Friday at his home in Pennsylvania; and charged with physically assaulting a Planned Parenthood clinic escort in 2021.
Prosecutors say Houck assaulted the man identified in the Indictment as “B.L.” outside the Planned Parenthood Elizabeth Black Health Center in Philadelphia on October 13, 2021.
According to a Justice Department press release, B.L. was attempting to escort two patients exiting the clinic, “when the defendant forcefully shoved B.L. to the ground.”
In a second instance, Houck is charged with “verbally” harassing B.L. outside the planned parenthood facility before pushing him down violently and causing injuries that required medical care.