July 31, 2020

Daleiden and Merritt Face Appeals Court for Exposing Planned Parenthood's Harvesting and Sale of Body Parts

David Daleiden
Photo Credit: American Life League / Flickr
Defense lawyers for Center for Medical Progress (CMP) undercover journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt asked San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos to drop the abortion lobby's unprecedented charges against their clients. Sadly only one count was dropped from Daleiden and two from Merritt.

Planned Parenthood and the state of California still have eight charges against the journalists who exposed the abortion business for harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted children. After the CMP undercover project released several videos that showed Planned Parenthood abortionists discussing the procedures for procuring and selling baby body parts, the abortion giant fired back by suing the journalists under California's eavesdropping law. If convicted Daleiden and Merritt could face up to 10 years in prison. Journalists have never been charged under the California privacy law before.

The journalists' defense lawyers from the Thomas More Society and Liberty Counsel argue that the nature of the charges is largely political, and the journalists shouldn't be in violation of any laws. California eavesdropping law has an exception for recordings created while the recorder believes that they are collecting information about violent crimes, and that stipulation clearly applies in this case.

Now-Senator Kamala Harris originally levied the charges against the journalists while she was the California Attorney General, but she had a clear conflict of interest.

“The political careers of both Becerra and Harris have been supported and financed by Planned Parenthood,” reads a Thomas More Society press release.

Thomas More Society President Thomas Brejcha also stated in a press release that “David had a reasonable belief that he could find evidence of a felony crime of violence against human beings, namely, infanticide, that is, the killing of babies born alive with beating hearts,”