Children ‘Traumatized’ After FBI Raid Of Pro-Life Father

The wife of pro-life activist Mark Houck joined Fox News’ Tucker Carlson to discuss the over-the-top FBI raid of her family’s home, and how it “traumatized” their seven children.

Ryan-Marie Houck, whose husband was arrested by 25 FBI agents with guns drawn at their home last week, told Carlson on Wednesday night that her children have been “scared” and “crying” since the shocking raid and subsequent arrest of their father.

“My entire front yard, you could barely see it,” she explained. “It was covered with at least 15 big trucks and cars, and there were … 20, 25, 30, men, women … in jackets with shields and helmets and guns … they were behind cars. It was something I would never expect to see on my front lawn. It was crazy.”

Houck went on to emphasize that the entire experience was “devastating,” saying that “it’s hard to even express the victimization and how traumatized we all are due to this unnecessary thing that happened to us.”

Her children have reportedly been crying and having trouble sleeping since the ordeal.

“The older ones, we can talk, we can cry,” Houck said. “We’ve had some counseling, we have more counseling to do. And the little ones, they’re scared. … There’s a lot of crying and a lot of unrestful sleep. A lot of kids in our bed at night and in the morning.”

Watch Carlson’s full segment on the raid below:

In previous comments to LifeSiteNews, Houck — a homeschooling mother — detailed how the FBI SWAT team descended upon their property with around 15 vehicles at 7:05 a.m.

She noted that the agents surrounded her home with rifles in firing position, and began “pounding on the door and yelling for us to open it.”

Prior to opening the door, her husband had attempted to calm the agents down out of fear of his children being harmed.

According to Houck, her husband said: “Please, I’m going to open the door, but, please, my children are in the home. I have seven babies in the house,” but the agents kept “pounding and screaming.”

When he opened the door, “they had big, huge rifles pointed at Mark and pointed at me and kind of pointed throughout the house,” she noted.

“The kids were all just screaming. It was all just very scary and traumatic,” Houck added.

Upon asking the agents why they were at their home, they said that they were there to arrest her husband. When she asked the agents for a warrant, “they said that they were going to take him whether they had a warrant or not.”

When she protested, saying “you can’t just come to a person’s house and kidnap them at gunpoint,” the agents finally agreed to get the warrant from one of their vehicles.

“After they had taken Mark, and the kids were all screaming that he was their best friend, the [FBI agents on her porch] kind of softened a bit. I think they realized what was happening. Or maybe they actually looked at the warrant,” Houck explained. “They looked pretty ashamed at what had just happened.”

Mark Houck is now facing up to 11 years in federal prison for an incident that occurred outside of a Philadelphia abortion clinic about a year ago.

The 48-year-old Catholic father allegedly pushed 72-year-old clinic volunteer Bruce Love to the ground after the man allegedly harassed Houck’s young son.

According to Houck’s wife, a “pro-abortion protester” said terrible things to her son, who was 12 years old at the time, including telling him that his dad is “a fag.”

She claimed that Love had gotten into “the son’s personal space” and refused to stop saying “crude … inappropriate and disgusting” things to Houck and his son.

Houck then “shoved him away from his child, and the guy fell back,” hitting the ground. Love reportedly suffered injuries from the incident which required medical attention.

Of course, the incident didn’t result in any issues for Houck until President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice — which has been accused of politicizing its law enforcement duties — charged him with a violation of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act.

The FACE Act criminalizes individuals who uses “force or threat of force or by physical obstruction, intentionally injures, intimidates or interferes with or attempts to injure, intimidate or interfere with any person because that person is or has been, or in order to intimidate such person or any other person or any class of persons from, obtaining or providing reproductive health services.”

Houck is facing a maximum sentence of 11 years in prison, along with three years of supervised release and a maximum fine of $350,000.