FBI Brokers Raid Dwelling, Arrest Professional-Life Advocate in Entrance of Spouse and Youngsters 

Mark Houck, a pro-life advocate and father of seven, wakened Friday morning to a staff of FBI brokers raiding his residence in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania. Houck’s spouse, Ryan-Marie, instructed Life Website Information that 25-30 FBI brokers entered their residence round 7 a.m.  

“The youngsters have been all simply screaming. It was all simply very scary and traumatic,” Ryan-Marie Houck instructed Life Website Information about her husband’s arrest, which she and her youngsters witnessed. She says her husband pleaded with the FBI brokers to be calm, referencing the couple’s seven youngsters.  

“That they had massive, enormous rifles pointed at Mark and pointed at me and type of pointed all through the home,” Ryan-Marie Houck instructed the pro-life information outlet.  

Catholic Information Company experiences that the FBI confirmed that Mark Houck was arrested outdoors his residence “with out incident” Friday morning. 

In line with federal court docket paperwork, Houck was arrested on the cost that he assaulted a 72-year-old volunteer. whose identify shouldn’t be offered, on the Deliberate Parenthood Elizabeth Blackwell Well being Heart abortion clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, twice on Oct. 13, 2021.  

The District Court docket in Philadelphia investigated and dismissed the cost earlier this summer time, Houck’s spouse, Ryan-Marie, instructed Life Website Information. She stated that her husband generally introduced their eldest son with him. She added that on a number of events {that a} “pro-abortion protestor” would say “crude … inappropriate and disgusting issues” to their 12-year-old son, akin to “your dad’s a fag” and different vulgar slurs.

Her husband repeatedly instructed the person to cease verbally harassing his son, Ryan-Marie Houck defined. However the man didn’t cease. On one event, the person “type of got here into [the son’s] private area,” Ryan-Marie Houck stated. “Mark shoved him away from his youngster, and the man fell again… He didn’t have any accidents or something, however he tried to sue Mark.” 

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State Sen. Doug Mastriano, who’s the Republican candidate for governor in Pennsylvania,  launched a press release following Houck’s arrest. “The continued weaponization of the FBI and persecution by Joe Biden’s DOJ in opposition to strange People is an outrage,” Mastriano wrote, including: 

This morning, a closely armed SWAT staff of dozens of FBI brokers raided the house of Mark Houck of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, together with his spouse and terrified youngsters inside over a case that was lengthy thrown out by the District Court docket in Philadelphia. Mark and Ryan-Marie Houck’s seven youngsters have been traumatized and in tears as they witnessed their mother and father held at gunpoint and their father hauled away in handcuffs.

After his Friday arrest, Houck appeared earlier than the U.S. Jap District Court docket in Pennsylvania. He was indicted for violating the Freedom of Entry to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which “makes it a federal crime to make use of pressure with the intent to injure, intimidate, and intervene with anybody as a result of that individual is a supplier of reproductive well being care,” the Jap District of Pennsylvania U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace wrote in a Friday press launch.  

Authorities launched Houck later that day, however he now faces felony expenses. If convicted, Houck may have as much as an 11-year jail sentence, and fines of as much as $350,000.  

Heritage Basis President Kevin Roberts tweeted  Saturday: “As I’ve stated, the Mar-a-Lago raid isn’t nearly President Trump—it’s about all of us.” (The Each day Sign is the information outlet of The Heritage Basis.)  

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“Saying that doesn’t make somebody an insurrectionist—if something, it’s the DOJ that’s ‘threatening democracy,’” he added., 

A GiveSendGo marketing campaign for the Houck household has raised over $127,000.

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