An ‘armed SWAT team of 25’ arrested a Catholic pro-life activist at his Pennsylvania home on Friday after he allegedly assaulted an elderly man twice at a Planned Parenthood clinic in 2021.
Mark Houck, 48, is the co-founder of The King’s Men ministry, which aids in the spiritual development of young men. He is accused of injuring a 72-year-old volunteer at the Planned Parenthood Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center on Locust Street on October 13, 2021.
Ryan-Marie, Mark’s wife, spoke about the horrific arrest as officers came to serve the warrant with ‘guns pointed’ at her seven children.
‘A SWAT team of about 25 came to my house with about 15 vehicles and started pounding on our door,’ Ryan-Marie told the Catholic News Agency. ‘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.’
‘The kids were all just screaming,’ she later told LifeSite. ‘It was all just very scary and traumatic.’