Catholic pro-life activist Mark Houck and his wife Ryan-Marie Houck are seeking a whopping $4.3 million from the Biden administration, and it’s not just because they’re trying to hit the jackpot. Nope, these two are accusing the Justice Department and FBI of straight-up targeting them because of their anti-abortion views. And let’s be real, folks, if there’s anything the Biden administration doesn’t have, it’s a good track record with pro-life supporters.
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Mark Houck isn’t just asking for pocket change either. He’s demanding a cool $1.1 million for what he’s calling malicious and retaliatory prosecution, false arrest, abuse of process, and assault. The guy’s not messing around, especially after a squad of heavily armed FBI agents (like, seriously, what were they expecting, a pro-life Armageddon?) raided his house in rural Pennsylvania, all while his poor wife and seven kids watched in horror. That’s a scene right out of a horror movie, folks.
But hold on to your hats because Mrs. Houck isn’t about to let this slide either. Nope, she’s in it for the long haul, suing for a mind-boggling $3.25 million for the emotional and physical distress caused by the whole ordeal. And get this—she had three miscarriages as a result of the stress from the FBI’s conduct and the prosecution. Doctors are even saying she’s now infertile because of the trauma. I mean, can you imagine going through all that? It’s a horror show, folks.
The Biden administration ain’t getting off easy with this one. According to the Houcks’ legal team, the whole purpose of the prosecution was to punish and silence pro-life advocates like Mr. Houck. It’s like they’ve got a personal grudge against anyone who dares to speak out for the unborn. And let’s not forget the Institute for Law and Justice at 40 Days for Life, who’s backing the Houcks’ case. They’re not pulling any punches, folks. They’re saying the DOJ’s got some serious beef with pro-life and Catholic Americans. It’s like a real-life crusade against anyone who doesn’t toe the pro-choice line.
Now, the Biden administration hasn’t said a peep about the Houcks’ claim. Can you blame them? They’ve been caught with their pants down, aggressively going after pro-life protesters while barely lifting a finger against attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers. It’s like they’ve got blinders on, folks. Attorney General Merrick Garland tried to justify the bias, saying it’s harder to catch the pro-choice vandals because they do their dirty work in the dark. But come on, Mr. Garland, we’re not buying that excuse.
In the end, the Houcks are making a stand for all Americans’ right to free expression without fear. They’re saying enough is enough, and they’re not about to back down. It’s a battle cry for pro-life advocates everywhere, and they’re not going to let the Biden administration off the hook that easily. So, buckle up, folks, because this showdown is far from over.