Pro-Life Man Announces Candidacy After DOJ Threatened Him With 11 Years In Jail

Mark Houck, a man who has demonstrated his resolve to stand up for his beliefs and values, is running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District.

Despite facing federal charges after an incident outside of an abortion clinic, he was later acquitted by a jury.

“I have seen first-hand what an out-of-control government can do to its citizens,” Houck said on his campaign website. “I will fight to protect all people and their rights under God & our Constitution. My platform is based on common sense.”

The site quoted the Book of Esther: “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance … will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your … position for such a time as this?”

In January, Houck was acquitted of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act according to the Catholic News Agency.

The case involved Houck shoving an abortion clinic worker and although he never denied this incident, he stated that it occurred in response to the abortion provider coming too close to his 12-year-old son.

Houck has expressed his staunchly pro-life views on the site, writing “I believe as we look at the vastness of the universe & try to find life, we must also recognize how rare life is in the universe & therefore we must defend all human life at all stages of development.”

Houck had been facing a possible 11 years in prison, according to Just the News.

“We took on Goliath — the full might of the United States government — and won,” said Peter Breen, Houck’s attorney, after the acquittal, according to the Daily Signal.

“The jury saw through and rejected the prosecution’s discriminatory case, which was harassment from day one. This is a win for Mark and the entire pro-life movement. The Biden Department of Justice’s intimidation against pro-life people and people of faith has been put in its place,” he said.

Houck will be challenging incumbent Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick.

Houck said if he makes it to Congress, he wants to serve on the Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government,

“I’d like to get on that committee, and I’d like to be the face that the Democratic Party cannot ignore and the story that cannot be ignored,” Houck said, according to the Catholic News Agency.

“My presence in D.C. will maintain that story, and they can’t run from it.”

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