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(LifeSiteNews) — Pro-life author and father of seven Mark Houck will attend President Joe Biden’s second State of the Union address tonight, one week after he was acquitted of federal charges for violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act. 

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Biden will address the Joint Session of Congress tonight at 9 p.m. EST, delivering remarks about how to manage key issues in the country at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Houck was invited to join the event last week by Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania. 

On Monday, Houck told Erika Ahern of CatholicVote about his plans to attend the State of the Union and expressed his surprise upon receiving the invitation. 

“I asked him why, why me?” Houck explained on a podcast interview which has not yet been released. “And they told me that I’m the face of the weaponization of the government.” 

CatholicVote has shared – prior to the full episode’s release – that Houck is planning to participate in “Republican efforts to investigate the apparent targeting of pro-life activists under the FACE Act.” 

“We have an interview with the Judiciary Committee on February 22,” he said. “That’s in advance of a potential hearing before the subcommittee that Congressman Jim Jordan is chairing.” 

Houck added that “hopefully my testimony will be a benefit and bless others.”

READ: Mark Houck says he ‘most definitely’ will press charges for FBI raid that ‘terrorized’ his children

During an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews, the pro-life advocate said that his family can “still feel the effects” of the September FBI raid and that he plans to “bring that to Congress.” 

“We will testify to that and let them know that the DOJ and those who approved this really terrorized our children.” 

Houck was targeted by the Biden administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) in September, 2022, when he was aggressively arrested by the heavily armed FBI while his young children stood by, screaming. The pro-lifer was slapped with federal charges after supposedly violating the FACE Act in 2021, when he pushed a Planned Parenthood escort who refused to heed Houck’s warnings to avoid speaking with his then 12-year-old son.

Backed by pro-lifers across the country and represented by attorneys from the Thomas More Society, Houck was found not guilty and acquitted of all charges on January 30.


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