December 26, 2023

US Supreme Court Denies Appeal of $16 Million Judgement Against Pro-Life Investigators

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman
On December 6, the US Supreme Court denied pro-life activists' appeal of a $16 million punitive judgment against pro-life undercover investigators.

The judgment was issued against several pro-life activists involved with the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) during its undercover investigation into the sale of body parts harvested from aborted children. The undercover investigators recorded conversations with Planned Parenthood executives; during which the executives exposed their sale of body parts. Further, the executives explained how they illegally altered abortion procedures to procure more intact body parts.

Despite this, Planned Parenthood won the $16 million judgment against the pro-lifers for felony charges including the Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

Parties named in the judgment include Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. IFRL readers will recognize Operation Rescue as an organization that exposes medical emergencies caused by abortion businesses. It has reported numerous hospitalizations caused by Illinois abortion businesses in recent years.

“I have always maintained my innocence and will continue to do so,” said Newman. “There can be little doubt that Planned Parenthood’s substantial political clout contributed to what I consider to be an injustice against those of us who exposed proof of Planned Parenthood’s grisly baby-parts trafficking practices.”

In a press release, Newman vowed to use “every legal means available” to resist Planned Parenthood's efforts to collect.

“The public deserves the truth about the horrific nature of the business of abortion, and I will continue to expose the barbaric practices of Planned Parenthood, despite this setback,” he added. “I will not be intimidated into silence.”