Wife Of DOJ-Targeted Pro-Life Activist Facing 11 Years Gives More Information About Arrest

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The wife of Department of Justice-targeted pro-life activist Mark Houck is speaking out about her husband’s arrest, which she says included at least 20 armed FBI agents and more than a dozen vehicles.

“It had to have been 20, 25, 30 — we have a large property, my entire front yard, you could barely see it.”

The DOJ charged Houck over an incident that occurred last year involving his then-12-year-old son at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility. The family says Houck, who is now facing 11 years behind bars and fines up to $350,000, was defending his child from a harassing pro-abortion activist.

“They’re scared, there’s a lot of crying,” wife Ryan-Marie Houck, who has seven children with husband Mark, said of the arrest.

Ryan-Marie told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that, from her estimation, there could have been up to 30 armed feds at her home on Friday and at least 15 vehicles.

“It had to have been 20, 25, 30 — we have a large property, my entire front yard, you could barely see it,” she recalled. “It was covered with at least 15 trucks and cars.”

She added that her children have been receiving and will continue to receive counseling over the raid,

Joining Ryan-Marie was Thomas More Society Vice President Peter Breen, representing the Houcks with the legal case.

“The Philadelphia DA refused to press charges — and he’s not a friend of pro-life, he’s a [George] Soros ally,” Breen explained. “Then the alleged victim filed a private criminal complaint, which eventually the local courts threw out because the guy couldn’t be bothered to show up to the hearings.”

That’s where the handling of the incident should have stopped, the attorney asserted. But the DOJ chose to target Houck to send a message to pro-lifers, he claimed. “They took an innocent man and made an example out of him,” Breen said.

“We offered to bring [Houck] in — we didn’t get a response,” he explained, adding that the arrest was “outrageous and uncalled for.”

Earlier in the week, Breen similarly called the arrest “a political prosecution.”

“And what’s clear from the Department of Justice at its highest levels, which is directing this case, [is] that they are trying to send a message to pro-life and people of faith: ‘Don’t mess with us,’” the attorney said. “They want to intimidate — they want to cause good people like Mark to stop praying and counseling at the abortion clinics of our country. And that’s not going to happen.”

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