August 25, 2020

Judge Rules Undercover Journalist Daleiden Must Pay $600K Bond or Let Planned Parenthood Seize his Assets

David Daleiden
photo credit: American Life League / Flickr
United States District Judge William H. Orrick ruled on August 19 that undercover journalist David Daleiden must pay a $600,000 bond to appeal his case against Planned Parenthood by Sept. 2 or else allow Planned Parenthood to seize his assets.

David Daleiden was a major factor in undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) back in 2015; which exposed Planned Parenthood for participating in the sale of human body parts harvested from aborted children.

After a retaliatory lawsuit by Planned Parenthood and a criminal investigation by then-California-Attorney-General Kamala Harris, United States district judge William H. Orrick rendered a judgment of $2.3 million in damages against Daleiden and his compatriots. CMP  investigative journalists David Daleiden, Sandra Merritt, and Geraldo Adrian Lopez, alongside CMP founding board members Troy Newman of Operation Rescue, and veteran pro-life activist Albin Rhomberg are liable for the damages.

Thomas Moore Society lawyers defending Daleiden and the CMP would like to appeal the ruling, but Orrick ordered that Daleiden pay a $600,000 bond within 14 days to secure his right to appeal.

“If we cannot post a $600,000 bond in this 14-day period, Planned Parenthood’s high-priced collections lawyers can come after David with asset seizures, garnishments, and strip him and the Center for Medical Progress bare,” Thomas Moore Society lawyer Peter Breen said in an interview with LifeSiteNews.

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