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The pro-abortion movement has proved vicious when it comes to taking down pro-lifers. 

Often, pro-lifers are left feeling like there’s nothing they can do to defend themselves. 

But in this case, one brave pro-lifer is fighting back. 

In a stunning turn of events, pro-life activist Mark Houck has launched a legal battle against the Justice Department, alleging a flawed investigation and excessive force during his arrest over an incident outside a Planned Parenthood clinic. 

The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, contends that a SWAT team of approximately 25 individuals deliberately used aggressive tactics when apprehending him in the presence of his children.

The legal action, spearheaded by law firm Graves Garrett LLC, accuses government agents of intentionally assaulting Mr. Houck and infringing on his Fourth Amendment rights during a SWAT operation for non-violent charges. 

The lawsuit claims that despite Houck’s lack of threat to law enforcement, absence of firearm ownership, and willingness to surrender voluntarily if indicted, excessive force was employed in his arrest.

The Justice Department has yet to respond to Fox News’ request for comments on the matter.

The Biden administration’s case against Houck revolves around allegations that he violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act. 

This legislation criminalizes the use of force with the intent to harm, intimidate, or interfere with clinic workers. 

Houck pleaded not guilty to the federal charges last year, stemming from an FBI arrest at his rural Pennsylvania home in connection with an alleged altercation with an abortion escort outside a clinic in October 2021. 

His defense claimed that he was protecting his son.

Houck was subsequently acquitted on Jan. 30.

Since the arrest, Houck and his wife Ryan-Marie have vehemently argued that the FBI exhibited unnecessary aggression and intimidation during the custody process. 

Ryan-Marie recounted an alarming encounter, stating, “They said they were going to break in if he didn’t open it, and then they had about five guns pointed at my husband, myself, and basically at my kids.”

While FBI Philadelphia refuted Houck’s portrayal of the arrest, the pro-life activist remains undeterred. 

Seeking $1.1 million in damages, the lawsuit aims to hold the DOJ and the FBI accountable for what it alleges as tortious conduct by investigative and law enforcement officers.

For pro-life Americans, this legal battle becomes a rallying point against governmental overreach and intimidation tactics targeting individuals who stand for their convictions. 

Hopefully Mark’s story invigorates pro-lifers to remain strong in the face of excessive opposition!

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