A pro-life activist and the father of seven is receiving donations into a GiveSendGo fundraising account after being detained and having his home invaded by 20 to 30 Federal officials on Friday.
President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice appears to have targeted Mark Houck, the head of a nonprofit organization that offers sidewalk counseling near Philadelphia abortion clinics, in relation to an occurrence last year concerning his son then-12-years-old at a Family Planning abortion clinic.
According to Pennsylvania pro-life activist Ashley Garecht, who spoke to The Daily Wire, Houck shielded his son from a hostile Family Planning escort pestering the 12-year-old. She noted that the case was dropped by a federal district court in PA when the escort attempted to file charges.
The GiveSendGo website for Houck declares, “We will not surrender, we will not quit fighting to preserve the lives of unborn babies PA, we will Never Accept the harassment of our leadership by a corrupted and political court system.”
The activist’s wife, Ryan-Marie Houck, is the beneficiary of the fundraiser, which aims to reach $75,000. By Sunday morning, over $74,000 had been given.
The funding page was built by Ashley and Joe Garecht. In 2019, the couple’s daughters, who were only 13 and 15, were subjected to harassment from then-State Representative Brian Sims (D) for over several min. as they were praying for unborn infants outside an abortion facility in Pennsylvania.
According to the GoFundMe website, Houck’s son was being bullied when the activist stepped in to defend him.
The website reads, “A year ago, Mark and his kid were praying outside the Family Planning clinic that is at 12th and Locust street. One of the bodyguards started bothering Mark’s son, they moved away from the building’s door and down the street. As the guard pursued them, Mark shoved the man aside after he started screaming at his son.”
According to the account, “Everything is on video. But the Biden Team and Planned Parenthood haven’t been deterred by it. To arrest a father for defending his son, Biden’s Justice Dept. dispatched a completely armed security team into a home that was full of small children at dawn without giving him any prior notice or acknowledging that Mark is represented by counsel.”
The cash earned through the campaign, according to the Garechts, “would support the family with any essential bills.”
The couple writes, “Your kindness is tremendously appreciated. Let’s demonstrate to Planned Parenthood and its violent pro-abortion partners that the pro-life movement will not be stopped by intimidation and fear while also demonstrating to the Houck family that they are not alone.”