Skip to comments.After Videos Sworn As True, Biased Judge Directs Pro-Planned Parenthood Verdict
Posted on 11/15/2019 6:16:47 PM PST by Morgana
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AFTER VIDEOS SWORN AS TRUE, BIASED JUDGE DIRECTS PRO-PLANNED PARENTHOOD VERDICT
Top Planned Parenthood Witnesses Admitted At Trial Organization Sold Fetal Organs on Quid-Pro-Quo Basis, But Judge Orrick Blocked Jury From Hearing Video Conversations
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SAN FRANCISCO, November 15After a 6-week trial in which the Planned Parenthood-linked judge pre-determined the outcome on key claims, a jury of 10 rubber-stamped Planned Parenthoods federal civil lawsuit against The Center for Medical Progress over the undercover video series showing senior-level Planned Parenthood leadership discussing the harvest and sale of aborted fetal organs and tissues.
Justice was not done today in San Francisco. While top Planned Parenthood witnesses spent six weeks testifying under oath that the undercover videos are true and Planned Parenthood sold fetal organs on a quid pro quo basis, a biased judge with close Planned Parenthood ties spent six weeks influencing the jury with pre-determined rulings and suppressing the video evidence, all in order to rubber-stamp Planned Parenthoods lawsuit attack on the First Amendment. This is a dangerous precedent for citizen journalism and First Amendment civil rights across the country, sending a message that speaking truth and facts to criticize the powerful is no longer protected by our institutions, notes CMP project lead David Daleiden, one of the individual defendants in the case.
The retaliatory lawsuit against the publication of the undercover videos alleged fraud, trespass, breach of conduct, and eavesdropping as part of a conspiracy under the federal RICO act, and was brought by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and no less than 10 regional Planned Parenthood affiliatesincluding several subject to Congressional criminal referrals and ongoing federal investigation for their roles in fetal organ traffickingagainst Daleiden, CMP undercover investigators Adrian Lopez and Sandra Merritt, CMP itself, its undercover subsidiary BioMax Procurement Services, LLC, and two early board directors.
Planned Parenthood was awarded nearly $470,000 in alleged security upgrade damages and $870,000 in punitive damages against the Defendants. Under RICOs trebling provision, the total fee is nearly $2.3 million.
Planned Parenthood made clear at trial that their so-called security and screening protocols before the videos were abysmal to non-existent, Daleiden explains, And now somehow they want to make us pay top-dollar for their own long-disregarded upgrades. The rigged verdict Judge Orrick was able to extract from the jury to feed Planned Parenthoods media narrative is not the last word on this bogus hoax of a lawsuit.
Although Planned Parenthood received the verdict it sought, the lawsuit and trial subjected the leader of the abortion industry to unprecedented scrutiny and the sworn testimony on the witness stand captured damning and incriminating admissions under oath:
* Planned Parenthood admitted in a stipulation that the undercover videos accurately recorded the words their leadership actually said.
* Emails from Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast abortion leadership in Houston, TX and testimony from PPGC abortion administrator Tram Nguyen revealed they wanted to move forward with a draft contract in which BioMax Procurement Services would pay PPGC $750 per fetal liver. Dr. Mary Gatter, former Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Medical Director, testified that PPLA was paid a set fee per fetal specimen. Both examples represent an illegal transaction where the volume of marketable fetal body parts is the quid pro quo.
* Leadership from PPFAs Medical Services department testified they do not disagree with statements on the videos by former PPFA Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola and former Planned Parenthood Orange & San Bernardino Counties Vice President Dr. Jennifer Russo about flipping fetuses in the womb to breech position in order to deliver them intact and harvest more marketable body parts, the hallmark of the criminal partial-birth abortion procedure. Dr. Nucatola testified she did not think there was anything wrong with what she described.
* The leadership of Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. admitted they continue to harvest fetal organs and tissues at Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest, and that they regularly receive intact fetuses for organ harvesting.
* Planned Parenthood witnesses failed to identify any of the information recorded in CMPs videos as confidential or proprietary.
Harmeet Dhillon of Dhillon Law Group, representing Daleiden, CMP, and BioMax, states, While we are disappointed in todays verdict, we intend to pursue numerous issues on appeal. The jury worked with limited information and with a number of legal and factual outcomes predetermined by the Court. This verdict, if allowed to stand, seriously threatens the ability of undercover journalists such as David Daleiden, Sandra Merritt, Adrian Lopez, and the ABC journalists in the 20/20 undercover video played in court showing Planned Parenthoods involvement in fetal tissue trafficking 19 years ago to document and expose illegal practices, such as Planned Parenthoods illegal fetal tissue sales and abortion procedures. This verdict will not be the last word on these weighty factual, legal, and moral issues like life, they are too important to leave undefended.
This lawsuit is payback for David Daleiden exposing Planned Parenthoods dirty business of buying and selling fetal parts and organs, adds Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society, representing Daleiden. 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.
This case puts the constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech on trial. It tests the sacred tenet of freedom of the press, explains Thomas More Society president Tom Brejcha. Planned Parenthood decided that it was above the law. Planned Parenthood was wrong, and I am confident that we will win on appeal.
Planned Parenthood won a temporary victory today and obtained a jury verdict in their favor against David Daleiden and his co-defendants. The verdict is the natural product of Judge Orricks erroneous legal rulings, remark Lead Trial Counsel Charles LiMandri and defense attorney Paul Jonna, of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, representing Daleiden, CMP, BioMax, and Adrian Lopez. Ultimately, though, this verdict wont stand. The court made too many mistakes and we have a tremendous record for appeal. We will continue to fight to protect the First Amendment and the rights of the unborn.
Well I imagine that the judge not recusing himself which should have been done immediately given his connection to planned parenthood is good for one mistrial.
I’m thinking they plan trial after trial to bleed them out.
It had better. This is really dirty what happened.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that even though ABC was wrong to do what they had done, Food Lion was not suing for defamation, but rather for tort as a way to get around the strict First Amendment standards for defamation. Food Lion did this because the company was not contesting the truth of anything ABC reported in the broadcast.
The same thing is happening here. Did Planned Parenthood contest the truth of anything that Daleiden reported?
If the courts mess with precedent and award millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, does that suddenly let Food Lion reopen their $5.5 million judgment against ABC News?
How can one get away with $2 while the other is fined millions for the exact same thing?
Directed verdicts are very rare, arent they?
.... I guess people rarely want to know how the sausage is actually made .... they just want to enjoy the delight when consumed ...
Directed verdicts are not THAT rare. But the headline here is deceiving. The author means that the Judge influenced the trial in such a way that the jury was led to the guilty verdict and large awards. It was not a “directed verdict.”
Funny enough, I can’t think off hand of any really big cases where RICO was used to prosecute REAL organized crime.
Food Lion is still around?
In some places yes.
What an EVIL, DIRTY JUDGE! Karma will be a BITCH, Judge!
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