September 22, 2020

David Daleiden and CMP Sue Planned Parenthood for Defamation

David Daleiden
photo credit: American Life League / Flickr
The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and its president David Daleiden announced last week that they filed a defamation lawsuit against Planned Parenthood for repeatedly and publicly calling CMP reports of Planned Parenthood fetal harvesting practices fake.

 “Planned Parenthood has tremendous power and influence in our society. But even it must adhere to legal norms,” said CMP and Daleiden legal counsel Harmeet Dhillon. “We filed this lawsuit to hold PPFA accountable for damaging falsehoods it uttered concerning our clients’ groundbreaking journalism that exposed shocking practices it would rather keep hidden — for good reason. Planned Parenthood is not above the law. We look forward to the merits litigation of this lawsuit.”

After CMP released undercover videos in 2015 which exposed Planned Parenthood for harvesting fetal body parts from unborn children so they can be sold to researchers, Planned Parenthood repeatedly told the public that the videos were faked, and simply made “to manufacture a fake smear campaign against Planned Parenthood.”

In a statement about this lawsuit, Daleiden wrote, “Planned Parenthood admits my videos are true when under oath in federal court, but when speaking to the public, Planned Parenthood lies and calls the videos fake. I have put my life on hold for five years to report, with video evidence, the trafficking of aborted infants that I and others witnessed at the highest levels of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry. It is time for Planned Parenthood to face the truth.”

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