Skip to comments.Journalists Charged With 15 Felonies For Undercover Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood
Posted on 05/22/2019 8:56:16 PM PDT by Hostage
Journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, who exposed suspect dealings at taxpayer-funded abortion mill Planned Parenthood via undercover videos, were denied a request to halt criminal prosecution, a press release from The Thomas More Society said on Friday.
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Last month, the California Supreme Court issued a stay in the high-profile case based on "political bias and selective prosecution." But now the case is moving forward.
Daleiden and Merritt were hit with 15 felony charges in March of 2017 for their undercover work. The charges were widely decried for their threat to journalists, including by the left-wing Los Angeles Times. "Felony charges are a disturbing overreach for the duo behind the Planned Parenthood sting videos," a headline for the outlet warned.
Vice President and Senior Counsel at the Thomas More Society Peter Breen, who is part of Mr. Daleidens legal team, blasted the denial to cease prosecution.
"This decision to deny David Daleidens Petition for Review means that [California Attorney General] Xavier Becerra, as Planned Parenthood's prosecutor-in-chief, will be able to continue his unconstitutional harassment of David, bringing charges against him that don't pass the 'red face test,'" said Breen.
AG Becerra is an ally of Planned Parenthood; he took over for now-presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). Live Action reports on the potential conflict of interest:
Becerra has publicly promised to stand with Planned Parenthood, and both he and his predecessor, now Senator Kamala Harris, have received thousands of dollars in campaign donations from the pro-abortion organization. Both Harris and Becerra maintained their close relationship with Planned Parenthood and its entities even after proceeding with the investigation against Daleiden and Merritt. According to Daleidens representation, the Thomas More Society, Planned Parenthood even sponsored and hosted Becerras election night victory party.
Videos from Daleiden and Merritt, then working for the Center for Medical Progress, shook the country in 2015. Americans saw parts of unborn babies killed by abortion and witnessed Planned Parenthood executives appear to haggle over prices of said body parts. Planned Parenthood, however, claimed they are merely being reimbursed for the costs of prepping and transferring the body parts.
"Daleiden, along with co-conspirator Sandra Merritt, used manufactured identities and a fictitious bioresearch company to meet women's healthcare providers and covertly record the private discussions they initiated," Becerra alleged, according to the Christian Post.
"The right to privacy is a cornerstone of California's Constitution, and a right that is foundational in a free democratic society We will not tolerate the criminal recording of confidential conversations," he added.
"The public knows the real criminals are Planned Parenthood and their business partners like StemExpress and DV Biologics currently being prosecuted in California who have harvested and sold aborted baby body parts for profit for years in direct violation of state and federal law," Daleiden contended after charges were handed down.
It has also been determined by a federal appellate court that videos from the Center for Medical Progress were not "deceptively edited," as claimed by the pro-abortion Left.
As noted by Live Action, "The court will now reschedule a preliminary hearing as the case against Merritt moves forward. During this hearing, Becerra will present evidence to try and convince the judge that Merritt and Daleiden should stand trial before a jury on fifteen felony charges related to their undercover videos."
One day these law breakers will stand before the Creator of the universe...
In the meantime, Lord please bring Your justice.
Let's say a crisis pregnancy center was coercing women to give birth so they could make a profit through black market adoption or something equally horrible. And some pro-choice journalists exposed this through secret recordings.
Does anyone believe those journalists would have been anything but heroes? Would they have even been charged at all, let alone with 15 felonies?
Just like all the emails that showed how Hillary and the DNC conspired to give her the nomination. The only thing the Dems were angry about was who released the emails.
The purpose of this lawsuit is to wear down the journalists who exposed PP and to bankrupt them so that nobody else dares to expose PP as the traffickers in death that they are.
The president needs to jump on this. The same evil sobs who are fine with a criminal conspiracy to spy on a presidential candidate and president. This cannot stand!
Christians need to realize they are going to suffer increasing persecution as America becomes more godless and depraved.
California increases its totalitarian power attacking the press for stories it deems offensive.
They claimed they wanted to make an alliance with China - I think they already have.
They will indeed sir. I wish they would repent, but since most will not, they will indeed stand tall at some point in the future. Its going to be a one sided conversation, as they will be without excuse.
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Dear [ ],
As the President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Society, I want to thank you for your generous contribution that allows us to defend life, family and religious liberty in the courtroom.
In addition to the high-profile David Daleiden cases, Im proud to report that were also in court battling the states of New York, California and Illinois in pro-life battles that have national implications
as well as challenging the abortion sanctuary city law in St. Louis and abortion clinic bubble zone laws in New York City and Chicago.
[ ], your support makes all of this possible. And because of you, theres no case too big or too small for the Thomas More Society.
Thats why your generous contribution means so much. Thank you again for your support.
May God Bless You,
Tom Brejcha, President & Chief Counsel
I’m all about them standing before the Creator, at some point.
For now they need to be standing before the people and a hangman’s noose or firing squad. Your choice.
Just look at Canada. In 5-10 years there goes US.
Modern government enforces unlaw, ie, evil.
A Mexican thug persecutes a Righteous man for exposing EVIL!!
AOC, like most women today, show their ignorance not understanding men at all and making assumptions based on impossible AND false premises.
Ontario Considers Legislation Criminalizing Public Displays of Faith for Christians
This is canada- but it will come here in not too distant future
“like most women today”
Most women today want restrictions on abortions, according to the polls I’ve read, about the same percentage as men. Another false premise of hers. Her argument is a bigoted, hateful slander.
[AG Becerra is an ally of Planned Parenthood; he took over for now-presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).]
Nothing like liberal fascism.
[One day these law breakers will stand before the Creator of the universe...]
wouldn’t it be funny if during the tribulation a dyslexic is put in charge of putting the numbers on people and everyone got 999 instead, and satan’s plans were thwarted because of it?
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