Investigative reporter David Daleiden continues to shed light on abortion giant Planned Parenthood’s practice of trafficking in baby body parts – this time from his seat at the defense table as he is prosecuted for the very reporting that broke the trafficking story.
As you may recall, in 2014, Daleiden and Sandra Merritt went undercover with The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and conducted a follow-up investigation to the March 2000 ABC 20/20 investigation by Chris Wallace and Connie Chung, who first revealed the horrific practice of trafficking baby body parts. Both investigations revealed the abortionist practices of profiting from the sale of aborted baby body parts, often without the informed consent of the mothers and with abortion adjustments to increase income despite patient health risk. Compare for yourselves just how similar the undercover videos are: 20/20 video, Daleiden videos. Notably, even Planned Parenthood’s then-president Gloria Feldt said in 2000 that such “inappropriate” “wrong doing” should be brought to justice.
So why then was Planned Parenthood’s own Medical Director, Deborah Nucatola, caught on video bragging about using ultrasound guidance and adjusting abortion methods to maximize income and subvert federal partial birth abortion laws?
For his efforts, Daleiden is being pursued in not one, but two lawsuits – a civil suit brought by Planned Parenthood and a criminal suit of 15 felony charges prosecuted by the California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for recording confidential information. The California Attorney General has requested a gag order on the proceedings and a stay order against Daleiden’s reporting. Planned Parenthood wants $600,000 in compensation for security upgrades the abortion-giant claims were necessary following Daleiden’s reporting. Notably, Planned Parenthood appears to have assets worth $1.8 billion, a $1.5 billion operating budget, and contracts for payment of $750 for fetal livers and $1,600 for paired liver and thymus organs.
Daleiden’s Story is Being Heard
Yet, the story is getting out. In September 2019, during preliminary hearings, a California judge heard admissions from more than a dozen current and former Planned Parenthood employees about the sale of human body parts, including remains that could only have been obtained after intact abortions. In October, a jury heard testimony of made-to-order fetal tissue orders, complete with drop-down menu selections and organ-specific requests.
Still, believing the jury might be prejudiced by the gruesome details, Judge Orrick refused to allow the jury to view screen shots of the order form and cut off testimony about employee pay incentives related to such sales. He further refused to allow the jury to hear the video conversations, conversations, by the way, that occurred at a cocktail party, a hotel pool, hotel mezzanine, and a restaurant – all public places.
Plus, Daleiden’s defense team was able to show the jury the video that started it all – ABC’s 20/20 expose. And, on that note, the court adjourned testimony until October 30, testimony which will likely continue through Thanksgiving.
So what can you do? Pray for David Daleiden, Sandra Merritt, and their defense team. Pray for Judge Orrick, and pray for the truth to come to light.
Also, consider watching the videos and educating yourself about the actions of the investigators and the actions of Planned Parenthood.
Finally, perhaps donate to the CMP Legal Defense Fund.
The Daleiden videos motivated Congress to do some investigating. The Senate investigation found “substantial evidence that the executive branch agencies involved have failed to monitor the industry and failed to actively investigate criminal violations,” and the House of Representatives investigation resulted in “numerous criminal and regulatory referrals.”
In response to the CMP exposure of Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in baby body parts, the Arizona Legislature passed and Gov. Doug Ducey signed, in 2016, a CAP-supported law prohibiting research, experimentation, and trafficking of aborted babies or their body parts.
CAP will continue to promote and defend the sanctity of human life from its very beginning to it’s natural end.
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