Daleiden and Planned Parenthood
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There are a number of court proceedings going on in California that involve Planned Parenthood and people associated with the Center of Medical Progress (CMP). Although different cases involve different people, David Daleiden is a defendant in all of them. Recently, the National Catholic Register did a story on what is happening. The following are some excerpts from that story (you can read the full article here).

In the article, Daleiden talked about both the criminal case and the civil case brought against him and others. The criminal case is being prosecuted by the attorney general of California and maintains that Daleiden and Sandra Merritt broke California law when recording conversations. In commenting on that case, Daleiden said:

“Just about a month ago a state judge in San Francisco threw out about half of the case, confirmed what we've been saying all along, which is that the videos that we recorded of Planned Parenthood's top level medical director talking about using partial birth abortions to harvest baby body parts the videos with the CEO of STEM express talking about shipping completely intact fetuses back to their laboratory for harvesting, those videos were filmed in public places. Those were public conversations, nothing private about them.”

He went on to comment that he is confident that the rest of the criminal case will also be thrown out—either at trial or on appeal.

Daleiden then commented on the civil case that ended with a finding for Planned Parenthood and a judgment of $2.2 million (plus Planned Parenthood’s legal expenses) against the defendants. This case will be appealed and he is hopeful that all the defendants will be vindicated.

Finally, Daleiden commented on another civil case from the National Abortion Federation that has not, yet, been tried. This case has prevented CMP from releasing additional videos. Daleiden describes these unreleased videos as “some of the most shocking and damning stuff that we ever recorded.”

Daleiden is being represented in these multiple court cases by Tom Brejcha and other attorneys from the Thomas More Society—a not-for-profit, national public interest law firm dedicated to restoring respect in law for life, family, and religious liberty.