Joe Biden was spitting mad after this Pro-Life group sued the DOJ for one shocking reason

The Biden administration is using the weaponized Department of Justice (DOJ) to target American citizens.

And they are focusing their Gestapo-like tactics on Christians and pro-lifers.

But Joe Biden was spitting mad after this Pro-Life group sued the DOJ for one shocking reason.

The Biden administration is continuing to persecute and prosecute pro-life Americans for peacefully protesting, while ignoring the violent actions of pro-abortion terrorists.

Fighting back against Joe Biden’s assaults on freedom

But now one organization is fighting back against the Biden DOJ in court. 

The pro-life group 40 Days for Life recently filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for “[m]alicious/retaliatory prosecution, abuse of process, false arrest and related claims” committed against pro-life activist and father of seven, Mark Houck.

Houck was indicted by the DOJ in 2022 for two alleged violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act. 

But the 40 Days for Life lawsuit claims these charges “were a result of a faulty and malicious investigation of Mr. Houck,” who the lawsuit further states “had been targeted for indictment without probable cause because of his beliefs, his public prayer and speech, and his position as a counselor associated with a crisis-pregnancy center.”

In a statement about the lawsuit sent to The Washington Stand, 40 Days for Life CEO and President Shawn Carney said, “For two decades, 40 Days for Life worked closely with the great men and women at the FBI and DOJ to protect our volunteers and those who disagree with us in the public square. Our peaceful, law-abiding efforts never changed.”

He went on, “What changed? The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the weaponization of the DOJ against pro-life Americans and Catholics skyrocketed. America doesn’t belong to the FBI, it belongs to law-abiding citizens no matter their religion or political affiliation. The bigotry and selective prosecution of our government cannot silence us to peacefully and legally share our beliefs in the public square.”

A biased and corrupt investigation

The lawsuit claims the FBI “purposefully conducted a biased and corrupt investigation” against Houck, who is a frequent volunteer with the pro-life organization. 

“The actions of the FBI’s investigators were contrary to the Department of Justice’s … public policy that the FACE Act ‘is not about abortions,’” the lawsuit continues. 

The DOJ’s targeting of Houck came about after a 2021 incident when Houck and his then-12-year-old son were praying outside a Philadelphia abortion facility. 

As was later proven in court, Planned Parenthood employee Bruce Love approached Houck, and screamed “ridicule and profanity” at the child. 

Love had a long history of being reprimanded by Planned Parenthood for violating the abortion mill’s policy and for “antagonizing” pro-life advocates. 

When Love refused to stop, Houck shoved him. 

Although Houck had previously agreed with the DOJ to appear voluntarily if there were federal charges against him, the FBI decided instead to raid his home with at least two dozen agents armed with guns and riot gear, arresting him in front of his wife and children in September 2022. 

The Thomas More Society said this show of excessive force was “an effort to intimidate Mark and others who minister outside abortion clinics.” 

Pointing out that Houck’s wife and children “were directly downrange of the agents’ guns,” the 40 Days for Life lawsuit states, “In a shocking display of the political animus against the pro-life movement harbored at the highest levels of the Department of Justice, Mr. Houck was treated like a dangerous criminal. He was arrested at gunpoint in front of his wife and children.”

Houck’s trial lasted only a week and after less than an hour of deliberation, a jury returned a unanimous “not guilty” verdict.

The 40 Days for Life lawsuit argues that the DOJ’s and FBI’s “egregious and excessive show of force,” which was “both unnecessary and unlawful,” “deprived Mr. Houck of his Fourth Amendment rights by using excessive force to arrest him on non-violent charges when he had not threatened law enforcement, did not own a gun, and had offered to turn himself into authorities if indicted.”

The lawsuit further says Love’s habit of leaving his post and often physically obstructing Houck’s efforts to counsel pregnant women “was a violation of the FACE Act by Mr. Love, not Mr. Houck. Yet Mr. Love was not charged, and Mr. Houck was.” 

The FBI also knowingly allowed Planned Parenthood to destroy video footage of Love’s admitted violations of the FACE Act. 

After interviewing both Houck and Love, the Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia District Attorney decided not to bring charges against Houck.

The lawsuit also explains that the DOJ’s targeting of Houck and his family has had lasting negative impacts on the family. 

Houck and his family have suffered economically and socially due to the federal government’s public allegations that Houck committed a federal crime, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit requests a trial by jury and is seeking a total of $300,000 in compensatory damages and an unspecified sum in punitive damages.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

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