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David Daleidenís Attorneys: We Will Fight the Verdict Forcing Him to Pay Planned Parenthood
LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Tom Ciesielka

Posted on 11/15/2019 5:17:37 PM PST by Morgana

Undercover journalist David Daleiden faced a major setback today in San Francisco’s U.S. District Court after a jury handed down a multi-million dollar (over $2.2 million) verdict under the federal Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law, among others, in favor of abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

The Thomas More Society has defended Daleiden against Planned Parenthood since the multibillion-dollar abortion provider sued him for exposing the corporation’s role in alleged illegal baby body parts trafficking. The lawsuit was brought by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and ten of its abortion affiliates after Daleiden’s 2015 release of a series of investigative videos that exposed the underbelly of the fetal tissue trade.

“This lawsuit is payback for David Daleiden exposing Planned Parenthood’s dirty business of buying and selling fetal parts and organs,” declared lead Thomas More Society defense attorney Peter Breen. “We intend to seek vindication for David on appeal. His investigation into criminal activity by America’s largest abortion provider utilized standard investigative journalism techniques, those applied regularly by news outlets across the country.”

“David’s findings revealed practices so abhorrent that the United States Congress issued criminal referrals for Planned Parenthood, and numerous states and elected officials have moved to strip it of funding,” continued Breen. “Rather than face up to its heinous doings, Planned Parenthood chose to persecute the person who exposed it. I am fully confident that when this case has run its course, justice will prevail, and David will be vindicated.”

Tom Brejcha, Thomas More Society President and Chief Counsel, noted that the implications of this lawsuit go far beyond “exposing the evils of the abortion industry.”

“This case puts the constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech on trial. It tests the sacred tenet of freedom of the press,” Brejcha explained. “Planned Parenthood decided that it was above the law. Planned Parenthood was wrong, and I am confident that we will win on appeal.”

The civil trial, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.et al v. Center for Medical Progress et al, was argued before Judge William H. Orrick III and the verdict handed down by a panel of 10 jurors.

Attorneys from the Thomas More Society continue to defend Daleiden in an ongoing California state criminal trial over the same video exposes. People of the State of California v. David Robert Daleiden and Sandra Susan Merritt is being heard in the Superior Court of California County of San Francisco, California, by Judge Christopher Hite. Daleiden is being prosecuted by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, after being initiated by his predecessor, current Democratic Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, both of whom have been closely allied with, and supported by, Planned Parenthood.

The Thomas More Society successfully defended pro-life activist Joseph Scheidler in the seminal RICO lawsuit, NOW v. Scheidler, winning repeatedly at the Supreme Court to overturn the trial court decision in that case, 8-1 in 2003 and unanimously in 2006.

A copy of the jury’s verdict form can be found here.

Coverage and background on this case and related cases in which the Thomas More Society is defending Daleiden for his exposé of Planned Parenthood’s alleged participation in trafficking baby body parts can be found here.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: abortion; cmp; daviddaleiden; infanticide; medicareforall; obamacare; plannedparenthood; prolife; rico
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All the way to the Supreme Court and Pray it takes out Roe vs Wade with it!
1 posted on 11/15/2019 5:17:37 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

I have kept up with this tho not in detail.

Maybe the most outrageous verdict ever.


2 posted on 11/15/2019 5:22:19 PM PST by yarddog ( For I am persuaded.)
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To: Morgana
Absolutely disgusting. These people were real whistle blowers....and they deserve praise not penalty.

I believe it will make a good USSC case.

3 posted on 11/15/2019 5:23:21 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Morgana

Amen!


4 posted on 11/15/2019 5:23:57 PM PST by FreeperCell
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To: Sacajaweau

“”I believe it will make a good USSC case.””

Years ago, we would have been comfortable believing this but anymore, I don’t think we can believe much of anything when it comes to the government or the courts and that includes the USSC. A sad place to be but that’s what it’s become. Can’t say anything except this is as disgusting as it gets!


5 posted on 11/15/2019 5:32:09 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: yarddog

Just look up keyword “prolife” and scroll down I posted everything I could find. All the nasty facts are there that came out about Planned Parenthood.


6 posted on 11/15/2019 5:34:40 PM PST by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

All Bullshit Channel reports. https://abc7chicago.com/society/planned-parenthood-awarded-$23-million-for-secret-videos/5700513/


7 posted on 11/15/2019 5:35:27 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Morgana

Honestly I can no longer read much about it any more. It really bothers me to see or read about butchered babies.

Maybe before I die this country will repent.


8 posted on 11/15/2019 5:38:27 PM PST by yarddog ( For I am persuaded.)
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To: KeyLargo

Yes I know am about to post now!!!


9 posted on 11/15/2019 5:39:18 PM PST by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: yarddog

If I can do it and I’ve been doing it 10+ years you can do it.

Just remember this what Mary saw them do to Jesus on the Cross was far far worse.


10 posted on 11/15/2019 5:44:02 PM PST by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Here’s what is TOTALLY ineffective: “the United States Congress issued criminal referrals.”


11 posted on 11/15/2019 5:45:34 PM PST by madprof98
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To: yarddog

I wish it would repent also. But when you look around and see what really happening, one realizes that there are two chances of that happening. Slim and none.


12 posted on 11/15/2019 5:48:19 PM PST by sport
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To: Morgana

How much money did PP give the jurors?


13 posted on 11/15/2019 5:48:50 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Morgana

This is really sickening.


14 posted on 11/15/2019 5:50:21 PM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: Salvation

Salvation you need to follow my posts more closely! The judge had PP ties!


15 posted on 11/15/2019 5:55:48 PM PST by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: sport

And Slim left town...


16 posted on 11/15/2019 6:13:12 PM PST by rockrr ( Everything is different now...)
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To: Morgana

Yes. This has to go to the Supreme Court.


17 posted on 11/16/2019 7:30:19 AM PST by Shark24
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To: Morgana

The entire system is corrupt.


18 posted on 11/16/2019 9:17:20 AM PST by Amish with an attitude
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To: Amish with an attitude

It’s time.


19 posted on 11/16/2019 1:50:19 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Morgana
How can they do this?

Fundamentally changing not just the Constitution but morals. Lucifer is still the god of this world. I pray Jesus kicks him out soon

20 posted on 11/16/2019 3:26:38 PM PST by Karliner (Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28 Isa 17 "This is the end of the beginning" W Churchill)
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