David Daleiden prosecuted by Abortion apologists
David Daleiden and CMP
David Daleiden and CMP [Center for Medical Progress] conducted a series of sting videos which showed Planned Parenthood officials engaging in illegal sale of baby parts.
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/04/20/new-documents-prove-planned-parenthood-illegally-profited-from-selling-aborted-baby-parts/ [contains summary of 12 videos] The videos are stomach turning and reminiscent of Nazi Joseph Mengele. In one 5 minute video of a meeting of the National Abortion Federation [of which Planned Parenthood is a member], one can actually hear abortion providers laughing about an eyeball falling into an abortionist’s lap. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYN3nYQ2FE0 [at18:49:27 mark] Defunding Planned Parenthood; Orange County DA lawsuitThe Daleiden/CMP videos resulted in a number of states defunding Planned Parenthood from state budgets.http://dailysignal.com/2016/10/18/15-states-have-moved-to-defund-planned-parenthood-funding-since-undercover-videos-were-released/ Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas filed a lawsuit against fetal tissue brokers for illegally trafficking the body parts of aborted babies obtained in Planned Parenthood facilities. The brokers, DaVinci Biosciences and DV Biologics, were mentioned in undercover footage released by David Daleiden exposing Planned Parenthood’s role in the trafficking of baby body parts. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/10/13/two-california-medical-companies-accused-profiting-aborted-fetal-tissue/
Pro abortion conspirators
Kamala Harris was the California State Attorney General at the time and running for the U.S. Senate.
Xavier Becera succeeded Harris as California State Attorney General.
Judge William Orrick, Obama appointee
U.S. District Judge William Orrick was selected to preside over the prosecutions of Daleiden and CMP
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the nation. It demands and receives a subsidy of $500 million of taxpayer monies. Through affiliates, it contributes millions of dollars to Democrat candidates who in turn vote to continue the subsidy.
The Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of San Bernardino and Orange Counties, Jennifer Russo, was seen in one video saying she provided aborted fetuses to DaVinci Biosciences, which then sold the fetal parts and tissue for profit. http://www.wnd.com/2016/03/video-new-planned-parenthood-director-sells-intact-aborted-babies/ Blatant Unethical Conflicts of Interest Kamala Harris, California’s Attorney General who was running for the US Senate received campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood, and chose to prosecute, not her benefactors.
Harris was, and is, well known for her pro-abortion bias and used her office to protect and assist Planned Parenthood. It was Harris who sponsored a California law to force pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to tell patients where they could get abortions but did not even the playing field by requiring abortion centers to inform clients of pro- life centers. Additionally, Harris used her campaign website to endorse a petition asking lawmakers not to strip Planned Parenthood of its more than $500 million taxpayer subsidy. Since the standard for ethical behaviour is to avoid even the appearance of impropriety, surely an honest official would recuse herself from any matter from any matter involving the Daleiden/CMP sting videos. Not Harris! CITE cite She doubled down! Following the release of the CMP’s undercover videos focusing on Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby parts compensation practices, Harris threatened to prosecute Daleiden. She ordered the search of Daleiden’s apartment in Orange County, in which Daleiden’s laptop, hard drives and yet-to-be released undercover videos were seized. Want more? Harris had a cash motive. During her 2014 AG campaign Planned Parenthood-affiliated PACs donated $15,000. Still more. During her 2016 Senate run, Harris received more than 254,370 from a number of pro-choice “women’s issues” organizations including Emily’s List. Plain and simple – that is CORRUPTION!http://www.christianpost.com/news/california-attorney-general-kamala-harris-raid-pro-life-david-daleiden-apartment-planned-parenthood-161128/ Xavier BecerraBecerra, a longtime Congressional Democrat succeeded Harris as California state Attorney General and took up her work protecting and assisting Planned Parenthood. And, yes, Becerra, in his successful campaign for Attorney General, received large campaign donations from Planned Parenthood. On March 28, Becerra announced that he had charged Daleiden and Merritt with invasion of privacy in a 15-count indictment, each citing recording confidential conversations without permission. One count was for felony conspiracy. Daleiden, meanwhile, told the Associated Press the “bogus” charges were coming from “Planned Parenthood’s political cronies.” He stated they were acting as investigative journalists to expose alleged plots by abortion providers to sell fetal parts. They made the recordings in public places such as restaurants, and they made them to uncover illegal activities: The abortion industry went after David Daleiden for one reason: to protect the reputation it carefully cultivated in four decades of public deception, Life Legal executive director Alexandra Snyder charged. Our hope is that the Supreme Court will agree that First Amendment freedoms must not be extinguished to remove from public scrutiny issues of fundamental social … importance. At issue in this appeal is a gag order, a preliminary injunction imposed specifically for the purpose of hiding information from the public, precisely because the information is of such significant public interest and concern — the procurement and sale of aborted fetal body parts. [Earlier CMP videos revealed Planned Parenthood officials illegally selling aborted baby parts for profit, including “intact” babies.] The charges were dismissed. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/448843/center-medical-progress-criminal-charges-california-have-been-dismisses Becerra acted to have the felony criminal charges reinstated.http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/22/california-ag-seeks-to-reinstate-criminal-charges-against-pro-life-activists-over-secret-tapes.htmlhttp://www.latimes.com/local/abscarian/la-me-abscarian-ppfa-charges-20170412-story.html[The La Times and the reporter Robin Abscarian are long time long time abortion advocates.]
At issue is… a gag order, a preliminary injunction imposed specifically for the purpose of hiding information from the public, precisely because the information is of such significant public interest and concern — the procurement and sale of aborted fetal body parts.” Planned Parenthood to denied wrongdoing and accused CMP of deceptively editing the videos. But several analyses concluded the videos were not deceptively edited. Even Planned Parenthood-hired research firm Fusion GPS confirmed that comments recorded were spoken by the subjects depicted and admitted that their best “analysis did not reveal widespread evidence of substantive video manipulation.” William OrrickThe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has the highest percentage of judges appointed by Democratic presidents. Orrick himself is an Obama appointee. Conservatives have long argued that the court is biased.http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/448843/center-medical-progress-criminal-charges-california-have-been-dismisses http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Antiabortion-activists-lose-bid-to-remove-SF-11251398.php U.S. District Judge William Orrick U.S. District Judge William Orrick III from a case he has handled since it was filed in July 2015. They claimed the judge had veered from neutrality with his past work for a charity that shared space with a Planned Parenthood clinic, and with his wife’s Facebook comments “liking” Planned Parenthood. ick, appointed to the bench by President Barack Obama he antiabortion activists also noted that the judge’s wife, Caroline Farrow Orrick, had posted Facebook messages in 2015 and 2016 supporting Planned Parenthood and citing an article that attacked Daleiden’s group as a “sham organization run by extremists.” The judge did not disavow his wife’s comments, and members of the public would assume that he shares her views, Daleiden and his group argued. Orrick ruled in February 2016 that they had obtained the information by fraud and barred any public release of the recordings, including those they had already posted.http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/californias-bully-bill-targeting-pro-life-centers-heads-to-supreme-court A federal appeals court upheld his ruling this March 2-1 the two judges ruling for Planned Parenthood were appointed respectively by Obama and Clinton. Orrick, himself appointed to the bench by President Barack Obama he antiabortion activists also noted that the judge’s wife, Caroline Farrow Orrick, had posted Facebook messages in 2015 and 2016 supporting Planned Parenthood and citing an article that attacked Daleiden’s group as a “sham organization run by extremists.” The judge did not disavow his wife’s comments, and members of the public would assume that he shares her views, Daleiden and his group argued. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Antiabortion-activists-lose-bid-to-remove-SF-11251398.php That ruling is being reviewed by the US Supreme Court.http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/californias-bully-bill-targeting-pro-life-centers-heads-to-supreme-court At issue in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra is whether the disclosures required by the law “violate the protections set forth in the Free-Speech Clause of the First Amendment, applicable to the states through the 14th Amendment.”That decision is being reviewed by the US Supreme Court. Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin have filed an amicus briefi n support of Deleiden/CMP.https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/20-state-attorneys-general-tell-supreme-court-to-release-videos-exposing-pl Arizona’s attorney general, Republican Mark Brnovich, who originated the proposal for the amicus brief, then sought support from other States’ Attorneys General. Banning the videos “hampers law enforcement’s ability to effectively receive information and investigate possible civil or criminal wrongdoing,” Brnovich reasoned. A three-minute compilation of some of the banned videos was previously released, resulting in a contempt of court conviction and a $200,000 fine for CMP’s David Daleiden and two of his attorneys. The brief compilation shows Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation officials joking about illegally modifying abortion procedures and conceding that abortion is murder. “Let’s just give them all the violence. It’s a person. It’s killing. Let’s just give them all that,” Planned Parenthood of Michigan’s Lisa Harris said on the video. The Ninth Circuit court upheld Orrick’s ruling that CMP has no First Amendment right to release the videos because they allegedly signed a confidentiality agreement to attend the National Abortion Federation’s convention. Brnovich pointed out that criminal activity is not protected by confidentiality agreements, and whistleblowers should be allowed to at least share their evidence with law enforcement authorities. Daleiden/CMP’s attorneys stated no federal appeals court has ever upheld a ban based on a confidentiality agreement if the evidence obtained is of “significant public interest and concern. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the order without fully reviewing the case, as is required when First Amendment freedoms are at stake. Even Judge Orrick acknowledged that the public ‘has an interest in accessing the NAF materials. Yet he — and the Ninth Circuit in its affirmation of Orrick’s ruling — elected to protect the interests of the abortion industry over the interests of taxpayers who fund Planned Parenthood to the tune of $550 million annually. Planned Parenthood’s defense against the damning CMP videos was to deny wrongdoing and accuse CMP of deceptively editing the videos. But several analyses concluded the videos were not deceptively edited. Even Planned Parenthood-hired research firm Fusion GPS confirmed that comments recorded were spoken by the subjects depicted and admitted that their best “analysis did not reveal widespread evidence of substantive video manipulation.” The Left’s Mass Media The videos infuriated the Mass Media. The tapes were exposing the inhumanity of the Left’s most sacred issue – abortion-on-demand. Amazing is the fanaticism of those dedicated to preserving the “right” to kill infants in utero. The Mass Media did not show the tapes but suppressed them. When the subject was raised, they claimed the tapes were “discredited”. The company hired by the National Abortion Federation [of which Planned Parenthood is a member] specifically stated it “found no evidence that CMP inserted dialogue not spoken by Planned Parenthood staff.” [Emphasis added.]http://www.nationalreview.com/article/423246/planned-parenthoods-commissioned-video-review-proves-authenticity-its-employeeshttp://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com/2015/08/planned-parenthood-fusion-gps-and.html The chargeDaleiden was pilloried for the taking videos without the consent of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Fox gave Alan Colmes airtime to complain that “lies” were told to obtain the videos. The LA times demanded that Kamala Harris act. As we have seen she complied.
Can you remember any liberal complaining: when the FBI infiltrated neo-Nazi groups to get evidence to prosecute them? or when animal rights activists did the same to companies using animals for research? or when police went undercover to catch drug traffickers? No, I can’t either. E.g.:https://www.frcaction.org/updatearticle/20160406/o-say-seize The Mass Media went all out publicizing the action of the Houston DA’s office when it brought multiple charges against Daleiden. Their celebration was premature. A few months later, all charges against Daleiden were dismissed. It was revealed that Kamala was not the only prosecutor in bed with Planned Parenthood. Other conspirators A prosecutor in the Houston DA’s office was on the Planned Parenthood’s board of directors. Another bDA released raw footage of the Center for Medical Progress videos to Planned Parenthood’s attorney despite an order from the Texas Attorney General expressly forbidding such action. The district attorney herself, Devon Anderson, oversaw a previous abortion-related grand jury investigation of Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen after Operation Rescue released evidence in the form of photos and witness testimony that babies were being born alive during abortions and intentionally killed by twisting their necks. That Anderson-led grand jury failed to indict Karpen despite the considerable evidence against him. Karpen was represented by attorney Chip Lewis, who donated more than $25,000 to Anderson’s re-election campaign.
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/06/14/david-daleiden-vindicated-as-judge-dismisses-charges-against-him-for-exposing-planned-parenthood/ LEFT CONTINUES TO PURSUE DALEIDEN The Left pursues Daleiden with a Javert-like intensity. He has committed the ultimate sin; he has exposed the hypocrisy and the falsity of the Left’s claim that it is compassionate and has demonstrated the barbarity of abortion-on-demand. For its lawsuit, the National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood chose to file – guess where. Yes, San Francisco, the most “liberal” city in the United States – and in Federal Court where the Ninth Circuit earlier overturned a voter approved referendum banning same sex marriage. The county with the highest % of No votes – San Francisco. In the District Court, the National Abortion Federation [NAF –Planned Parenthood is a member] obtained a restraining order from Judge Orrick to prevent release of the edited tapes. When Congress subpoenaed the unedited tapes, the NAF went back to Judge Orrick and argued the subpoena was unenforceable. Why do that if the unedited tapes would prove deception? http://www.nationalreview.com/article/423246/planned-parenthoods-commissioned-video-review-proves-authenticity-its-employees As noted, The restraining order was upheld in the Ninth Circuit but s under review in the Supreme Courrt. RESPONSE OF DALEIDEN AND CMPDavid Daleiden issued this statement: “Planned Parenthood’s proxy group, the National Abortion Federation [NAF], continued their unprecedented and extreme attack on the First Amendment today as they argued to keep the undercover videotapes of NAF’s annual meetings secret. Planned Parenthood and NAF are trying to suppress the freedom of the citizen press and the public’s right to know, in order to keep clear evidence of their coordinated criminal sale of aborted baby body parts from being revealed. The House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel recently revealed that NAF and StemExpress negotiated an agreement to market StemExpress fetal tissue sales as a “value added service” to abortion clinics–and now StemExpress has gone into criminal contempt of Congress rather than produce its financial records in response to subpoenas. The justice system must cut the Gordian knot of the unconstitutional prior restraint blocking the release of the videos, and we will not stop until our First Amendment rights, and those of all Americans, are vindicated. Life Legal will appear before the Ninth Circuit next week to argue on behalf of David Daleiden in National Abortion Federation v. the Center for Medical Progress “http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/author/david/ CONCLUSIONThis has to be one of the most unfair proceedings in California’s recent history. Only in California would a state’s “justice system” continue to pursue and persecute David Daleiden. Daleiden’s defense is being undertaken by the Life Legal Defense Fund. Donations are welcome and needed against these well funded opponents.https://lifelegaldefensefoundation.org/category/david-daleiden/
We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child. …More than a decade ago, a Supreme Court decision literally wiped off the books of fifty states statutes protecting the rights of unborn children. Abortion on demand now takes the lives of up to 1.5 million unborn children a year. Human life legislation ending this tragedy will some day pass the Congress, and you and I must never rest until it does. Unless and until it can be proven that the unborn child is not a living entity, then its right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness must be protected.
– Ronald Reagan