A high profile pro-life conservative activist had his home raided by the FBI over the weekend while his terrified children looked on in connection to alleged protest activities he was involved in at an abortion clinic.
Mark Houck is the founder and president of The King’s Men, a non-profit organization that promotes Christian qualities and virtues among men in the United States and Europe. He also reportedly travels two hours south to Philadelphia every Wednesday to sidewalk counsel for six to eight hours at two separate abortion facilities, according to his wife Ryan-Marie. It was reportedly due to Houck’s pro-life activities that he engaged in that his home was targeted by federal agents.
Houck’s wife described a scene in which 25 to 30 FBI agents came to the family’s property with rifles and proclaimed that they were there to arrest Mark for his pro-life work, which they claim violated the “FACE act.”
The couple’s seven children were ordered to stay upstairs while their father was forcefully detained by FBI agents, an event which, according to their mother, was extremely traumatic.
Houck was reportedly charged with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, which forbids pro-life protestors from obstructing the entrances to abortion clinics.
Since the Biden administration took office in January 2021, Garland’s Department of Justice and the FBI have conducted dozens of SWAT team raids against various pro-lifers, Trump supporters, conservative Christians, and medical freedom advocates, which many characterized as the political “weaponization” of federal agencies in service to the Biden administration’s far-left agenda.
In contrast to left-wing rioters who caused massive damage in cities across America in 2020, and vandals who attacked dozens of pro-life centers this year with little or no legal repercussions, the Department of Justice chosen to impose the harshest penalties on those they identified as having any involvement in the January 6, 2021 disturbance at the Capitol. Early morning SWAT team arrests, raids on houses, confiscation of property, indefinite pre-trial solitary incarceration without bail, considerable physical abuse, and a violation of the Constitutional right to a speedy trial have all been part of these activities carried out by the Biden Administration and its enforcers in the FBI.
It seems likely that without significant action from the Republican congress these actions may become more and more common.