What we know about the man who got Mark Houck arrested
On Friday, as half of America now knows, two-dozen FBI agents stormed the home of pro-life activist Mark Houck and arrested him in front of his horrified wife and seven children. The charge against him was shoving a man in front of a Planned Parenthood abortion mill nearly a year ago.
In the indictment handed down by the grand jury, the man allegedly assaulted is known simply as B.L. Although I know his name, and others have reported it, I will leave it at B.L. for now lest two-dozen FBI agents show up at my door.
As it turns out, B.L. filed a complaint against Houck in Philadelphia Municipal Court soon after the October 13, 2021, incident. That charge was recently dismissed because B.L. did not show up for the hearings. Houck did. At the time of the shoving incident, B.L. was 70, not 72 as his defenders claim. To put that age in perspective, the actor most closely associated with Philadelphia, Sylvester Stallone, is 76 and still making action movies.
CORRECTION: A reference made to another case has been deleted because it involvced a person of the same name, but not the pwrson involved in this case.
In truth, the media will no more want to talk about this case than they did the last case in Philadelphia case that put abortion in the spotlight. Kermit Gosnell? Remember him?
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UPDATE: An earlier edition of this post referred to B.L.'s involvement in a class action lawsuit regarding an antipsychotic drug. That was a different B.L., so we have deleted the reference.