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After a tumultuous legal battle, Mark Houck has won! Praise God!

From CompassCare. A hung jury was the result of a hearing in federal court of a pro-life Pennsylvania man on Friday, January 27 in the case United States of America v. Mark Houck. U.S. District Judge Gerard Pappert requested the jury take the weekend and then return Monday, January 30 at 9:30 A.M. to reconsider. After further deliberations, the hung jury found Mark Houck innocent of phony FACE Act violations. The Thomas More Society and Brian McMonagle defended Mr. Houck.

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It’s disconcerting to think that pro-life people have to defend themselves from phony charges from the federal government simply because they differ from the extreme abortion ideology of the Biden Administration. An attempted conviction of a peaceful, devoted husband and father of seven children could have resulted in 11 years in prison.

In October 2021, Mark Houck, defending his 12-year-old son from a threatening and verbally abusive pro-abortion activist, pushed a Planned Parenthood volunteer out of his son’s personal space after the activist followed the Houcks away from where the confrontation began. Initial allegations brought against Houck in a previous court were thrown out. One year later, during the hotly contested mid-term elections, the DOJ resurrected the closed case in order to indict Houck on FACE Act violations. Acting outside of protocol, the FBI performed a dawn, SWAT-like raid on Mark Houck’s Pennsylvania home.

Houck’s arrest came just three days after CEO of firebombed pro-life medical office CompassCare, Rev. Jim Harden, stated that a politicized DOJ and FBI’s next step after abdicating their duty to investigate nationwide organized hate crimes against Christian, pro-life people would be to go on the attack, engaging in character assassination. This would include painting peaceful pro-lifers as violent to fit a pro-abortion political narrative. Rev. Harden insists, “Both the SWAT raids of Houck and others by the FBI along with the phony FACE Act indictments by the DOJ make a mockery of the justice system. The jurors finding for innocence are heroes for the Houck family and justice for all.” Harden went on to rebuke the Department of Justice, “Thankfully, the jury has come to a correct unanimous verdict of innocent. It is irresponsible for Attorney General Merrick Garland and U.S. Attorney Sanjay Patel to continue abusing the resources of the justice system by attacking peaceful pro-life people who simply seek the protection of all lives equally.”

Rev. Harden, the author of Ethical Theory and Pertinent Standards in Women’s Reproductive Health, continues, “Pro-abortion politicians seem to be treating the justice system like a legal buffet, picking and choosing when and how to apply laws for their own political gain. Why is the DOJ taking resources that could otherwise be used to expose, apprehend, and indict those engaging in and covering up serial sex crimes to prosecute innocent people who are attempting to protect women from organizations that will further victimize them and help their abusers evade justice? Instead, pro-abortion politicians are using the law as a bludgeon, attempting to crush the lives of men and women like Mark Houck whose only crime is believing that all people are equally valuable. The charges against Houck should have been laughed out of court. Pray for all the other 25 peaceful pro-life Christians persecuted by their government in 2022 through fake FACE Act violations.”

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(Press release from CompassCare. Photo Credit: Canva)

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Joan Bartruff
February 1, 2023

Father, In the Name of Your Son, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, thank you ten thousand times for the verdict of, innocent, of charges pressed against, Pro-Lifer, Mark Houck. Thank you for providing the Thomas More Society and Brian McMonagle to defend Mr. Houck. So many hurt by the unjust, evil, actions chosen to be taken by those who have authority to manipulate the justice system for their own agenda. I pray for Merrick Garland and U. S. Attorney Patel to repent of abusing the Justice system in regard to Pro-lifers. I pray for the restoration of work being done by Compass Care Medical Office. I pray, Lord, that the Houck family will feel your arms around them as they recover, and seek normalcy in their lives after this traumatic occurence. I thank you for those on the front lines, such as, The Thomas More Society, and pray for their protection and ongoing success in the battle against evil. I thank you, for all Pro-Lifers on the front lines. Protect them and their families as they fight for the Unborn. Praise, Honor, Glory to you, Father, Son, Holy Spirit. “A mighty fortress is our God” Amen

Merle McDonald
February 1, 2023

Thank You, and we praise Your Name for this victory! Please continue to help us as we continue to fight opposing forces to our liberty, and continue to use the Army of God to bring down abortion and all crimes against our children. We ask for your forgiveness as a nation, and for your help to stop this. In Jesus Name We Pray. Amen,

Peg B
January 31, 2023

Heavenly Father, we praise You! Psalms 25:15 My eyes are ever toward the LORD, for he will pluck my feet out of the net. Thank You for the courage of Mark Houck to take a righteous position for LIFE. He was willing to submit to Your will. Thank You for plucking his feet out of the net that was set for Him. Hallelujah! We praise You for the true testimony of Rev. Jim Harden as well. That he would continue to speak the word of truth boldly. Let the words You gave him, bring conviction even to the separating of bone and marrow, a work of You found in those who have gone astray at the FBI and DOJ. Use these examples of faithful men to spur each of us into closer fellowship with You, that we too we be used for Your glory. In Jesus mighty name. Amen.

Bill Johnson
January 31, 2023

Thank you Lord for this wonderful news!! Bless all those who worked so hard and diligently for this verdict. I pray for all those who misused the authority of government for political ends. Work on their hearts that they may realize who you really are and come to know you as their Lord and Savior!!

Darlene Estlow
January 31, 2023

Father, how we praise you for this verdict. Thank you. Deliver Merrick Garland and our justice department from this evil track they are on. I declare your righteousness and truth over over them.

Judith Gloria
January 31, 2023


Ken Rumbarger
January 31, 2023

This is indeed an encouraging development for which I will thank the Lord. Multiple events since the tumult in 2020 related to George Floyd, including the election controversy, had given me the feeling that God was letting the Father of Lies go on a rampage. I was seriously starting to wonder, especially after the mess on 1/6/21, if God’s plan had been to let the Marxists and socialists connive themselves into having the burden of governing during the Great Tribulation. But no Rapture has yet happened, so although the possibility may still exist it’s becoming less and less likely.

January 31, 2023

There is so much evil in our world today. When I ask the Lord about what I am to say or do or think
about it, it is always the same admonishment to “Lean not to my own understanding, but in ALL my
ways to acknowledge Him!” If our first response is to default to our “opinion” (which is what leaning
to our own understanding amounts to), then we lose the position of power that we would have if we
would FIRST acknowledge God in the matter. Some people would not be able to acknowledge God
in the matter, because they don’t really know what that means. It simply means, “As for me, my first
thoughts and intentions and purposes are to acknowledge You, God, before I try to decide what I
think about it.” The Holy Spirit’s job of leading us into all Truth will do exactly that, if we just are willing
to turn our will over to God about anything and everything. There is so little faith being exhibited in
our lives, because we have to see it before we believe it. Faith says, “I will wait on the Lord, expectantly and hopefully, trusting in Him.” We cannot sigh in relief upon single victories for righteousness, but we must stand on the Word of God and His faithfulness united in trust of Him and
His uncompromising rightousness. All the glory and honor and praise belongs to Him.


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