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(LifeSiteNews) — Last week, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) said that as she began to undergo her second abortion at 19 years old, she wanted to stop it, but nurses ignored her saying “no.”

“I remember laying there looking to see if there was someone else in the room that would listen to me,” Bush, a member of the far-left “Squad,” told Margaret Hoover in a PBS interview. “During this time, they put the instrument inside me and started the instrument…I’m saying ‘no,’ but it was too late because you couldn’t stop once it’s started.”

Bush said two years earlier, she had become pregnant after rape and also had an abortion.

“I thought I was ready,” she said about the second abortion. “I lay there and started to think, well, one, I didn’t tell the father that that was about to happen…And I just felt like I needed more time. So, I said, ‘no, you know what, I’m not ready.’ And the nurse…wouldn’t listen to me.”

Bush recounted that the medical staff “continued to pull the instruments” out and “get everything ready.” Meanwhile, Bush protested, they repeatedly told her to “calm down” and that “you’re going to be okay.”

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UPDATE (01/30/23): Mark Houck has been AQUITTED on both charges!

Thanks be to God LifeSiteNews can report that Mark Houck has been found "Not Guilty" on all counts today. 

In a statement to LifeSiteNews, Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania spokeswoman and Houck family friend Ashley Garecht said “We rejoice and celebrate that Mark Houck has been found not guilty on all counts.”

“This case was always about a father’s right to protect his son, and never had anything to do with the FACE act,” she said. “We are grateful to the judge for his integrity, and to the jurors for their thoughtful deliberations. We are grateful to Mark’s attorneys who labored so diligently in his defense. And we are grateful for all of those who surrounded and supported Mark and his family in prayer through this challenging ordeal.”

“Most of all we praise and thank God for his protection and provision,” Garecht added. “To Him be all the glory.”

The Thomas More Society is set to hold a press conference today on the 6th street side of the James A. Byrne U.S. Courthouse, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia.

Monday’s verdict came after a tense weekend wait following a deadlocked jury on Friday.

Several hours into Monday’s deliberations after the jury reconvened,  an alternate was chosen to replace one of the jurors. Just before 3:00 p.m. EST, the jury delivered its verdict, acquitting Houck on both charges.


Mark Houck, a pro-life Catholic father of 7, became the latest victim of an FBI raid and arrest on the morning of Friday September 23 — for supposed “FACE (Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances) (Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances) Act” violations — at his rural home as his children looked on “screaming.” 

The arrest and raid stems from an altercation with a Planned Parenthood worker.

According to Mark’s wife Ryan-Marie, a “pro-abortion protester” would verbally harrass Mark's 12-year old son — hurling vulgar and derogatory statements. 

When the protestor encroached in the boy's space, Mark defended his son. At that point, “Mark shoved him away from his child, and the guy fell back,” Ryan-Marie recounts.

The protestor was not injured, but he tried to sue Mark Houck for the assault but his case was thrown out of court in the early summer. 


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If convicted, Houck faces up to a maximum of 11 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and fines of up to $350,000, according to the Justice Department. 

Additional conservative pro-life leaders have weighed in — this is why we need your support ASAP. 

“Just in the last few days we’ve seen some pretty glaring examples of what appear to be instances of DOJ [Department of Justice] overreach. You’ve got a Catholic father of seven who formed a group designed to encourage young men to be faithful to their commitments, arrested in front of his seven children just recently. You’ve got all these instances of overreach. It’s deeply concerning to us all. These are all things we’re gonna be looking into.”  — US Senator Mike Lee

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“They absolutely ignored me, even to the point of, you know, like, ‘calm down.’ As if I was the problem.”

“I didn’t understand at that point where…I had a voice.”

Bush told Hoover that she “felt like” the medical staff aired an attitude which told her “you don’t know what you need. You don’t understand. We know better.” She said that she wasn’t listened to because she was “a young black woman.”

The abortion industry has a history of targeting black women and children. U.S. health officials’ history of racist policies and actions towards minority and vulnerable populations is well-documented.

For years, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger has been known as a supporter of eugenics and racism. The organization publicly acknowledged the history with a rise in criticism, and in 2021 an officer in the company suggested that the founder’s name be removed from a sign in New York City. However, Sanger’s work, grounded in racism and eugenics, continued.

More recently, rapper Kanye West reminded the country of abortion’s racist roots when he told Tucker Carlson that the push for abortion is advocating for a “genocide of the black race.”

But despite her traumatic abortion experience, Bush argues that limiting abortion “access” is a form of “medical discrimination” which would prevent black women and girls from allegedly necessary healthcare. Bush has advocated for abortion throughout her time in Congress.

For the past two days, the Squad member has traveled across Missouri for a “Reproductive Freedom Tour.”

“People everywhere need to know that Dems are the pro-human rights, pro-bodily autonomy, pro-reproductive justice party fighting to protect our fundamental rights!” Bush wrote in a Twitter post. “This is how we win.”


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