Judge Won’t Dismiss Case, May Punish David Daleiden for Exposing Planned Parenthood Baby Part Sales

“This sham case was launched by dirty political dealings between Planned Parenthood and Kamala Harris and must be thrown out, so the justice system can finally focus on the real criminals who sold baby body parts.”

Below is the Life News report of the ongoing saga of journalist David Daleidin’s trial for the ‘crime’ of uncovering Planned Parenthood’s selling for profit, post-aborted baby body parts. Planned Parenthood’s real crime of profiting from their unspeakable actions is brushed aside by the California prosecutors.

Daleiden could be sent to jail for the so-called “crime” of exposing Planned Parenthood’s allegedly illegal sales of aborted baby body parts and alleged murder of born-alive infants. He and fellow Center for Medical Progress investigator Sandra Merritt face multiple felony charges for invasion of privacy in California.

The pro-abortion news outlet Rewire reports federal Judge Christopher Hite accused Daleiden of “criminal activity” Tuesday when he refused to dismiss a 2016 search warrant for Daleiden’s apartment issued by then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Defense lawyers argued that the search warrant was politically motivated, and Harris worked closely with Planned Parenthood officials to prosecute Daleiden after he exposed their horrific abortion practices. Harris, now a Democratic presidential candidate, also accepted huge campaign donations from the abortion chain.

But Hite refused to dismiss the warrant, writing: “Even assuming Daleiden was a journalist at the time of the recordings his actions would not be protected by the California Shield Law or the Federal Privacy Protection Act under the circumstances alleged in the search warrant. While this newfound freedom of information and speech brings about different perspectives and discussions, it does not give either the media or a citizen journalist free reign to violate criminal laws applicable to the general public.”

Though Hite did not issue a final ruling on whether the case should proceed to trial, Rewire predicted that a full trial appears likely.

The Center for Medical Progress said testimony from the preliminary hearing demonstrates that Planned Parenthood, not Daleiden and Merritt, is the one that should be prosecuted.

“There was never any legal reason to prosecute CMP investigators for recording public conversations,” the group said in a statement Wednesday. “This sham case was launched by dirty political dealings between Planned Parenthood and Kamala Harris and must be thrown out, so the justice system can finally focus on the real criminals who sold baby body parts.”

“The threat of this prosecution is in the threat of finding that undercover investigations and recording in place where people could generally overhear your conversation, or in blurring the line so much that journalists or investigators won’t ever record because the threat of prosecution could wax and wane from second to second,” Matthew Strugar, a First Amendment attorney in Los Angeles told the news outlet.

Even Rewire, which reports from a pro-abortion perspective, acknowledged that Daleiden’s prosecution could have serious “repercussions” for all undercover journalists.

No other journalists have been prosecuted for similar undercover investigations under California law, Daleiden’s and Merritt’s defense lawyers contend.

The preliminary hearing began two weeks ago with a witness for the abortion industry admitting that the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) videos were “not altered.” Then, a biotech company CEO who worked with Planned Parenthood could not deny that they harvested aborted babies’ hearts while they were still beating. The hearing will determine whether the case should go to a full jury trial.

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Ancient Pagan Ritual of Child Sacrifice Still Practiced Today by Planned Parenthood

The following commentary was originally posted in Voices for the Unborn blog. As the 40 Days for Life Fall campaign begins, please join with intercessors worldwide to pray for mothers to choose life for their unborn babies and an end to abortion. Terry Noble, Voices for Life

“Almost all of us would cringe at thought of sacrificing a person’s life for the purpose of appeasing the gods. Modern society associates the phrase “human sacrifice” with brutal, demonic, or satanic rituals. However, cultures that are considered by scholars to be highly civilized, affluent, and advanced considered human sacrifice a normal part of life.”  Excerpt from 10 Ancient Cultures Who Practiced Human Sacrifices

Planned Parenthood has become the foremost advocate for killing unborn babies. These tiny victims are sacrificed on the altar of the gods of self interests, career, convenience and materialism. Also, many women are pressured to abort their unborn baby by their boyfriend, husband, family and friends. Planned Parenthood welcomes pregnant women with offering their ‘best’ solution to their unwanted or crisis pregnancy….abortion.

“They did not destroy the peoples as the Lord had commanded them, but they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs. They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them. They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to false gods. They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood.”  Psalm 106:34-38

Moloch: Canaanite Ancient Pagan God
of Child Sacrifice

The 12th-century Rashi, [Rabbi] commenting on Jeremiah 7:31 stated:
“Tophet is Moloch, which was made of brass; and they heated him from his lower parts; and his hands being stretched out, and made hot, they put the child between his hands, and it was burnt; when it vehemently cried out; but the priests beat a drum, that the father might not hear the voice of his son, and his heart might not be moved.”

The cries of babies in the womb may never be heard by the abortionist, but their cries reach the heart of their Creator who loves them as they die in excruciating pain.

It’s been said man cannot legislate morality. The 1972 Supreme Court Roe v Wade decision ‘legislated’ immorality. This immoral ruling has led to the killing of over 60 million unborn children.  

We are on a slippery slope into a bottomless pit of inhumanity. Down Syndrome infants, disabled infants and adults, mentally ill and frail elderly now join unborn babies as targets of godless members of the medical community that vowed to ‘first do no harm’. Read Doctor’s death sentence by starvation for newborn infant. When man becomes God and determines who should live and who should die, we are all at risk.

“Choice” has replaced God and His laws with moral relativism. For Planned Parenthood and those who support abortion, God’s laws are irrelevant. They ignore His precepts at their own peril. Like ancient pagan civilizations who no longer exist, Planned Parenthood and all who perform and support abortion have sealed their own fate. 

Those who support the sanctity of life are on the side of Truth, the Creator of all life, the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who support the abominable practice of abortion are on Satan’s side, the father of lies who comes to “steal, kill and destroy.” Without accepting Christ as their Savior and sincere repentance for their sins, there is no hope of redemption for their souls.

“For the weapons of out warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God…” 2 Corinthians 10-4

David Daleiden Wants Kamala Harris’ Search Warrant Thrown Out So Case Against Him Will be Dismissed

The Center for Medical Progress investigation exposed numerous atrocities inside Planned Parenthood abortion facilities across the U.S.

Micaiah Bilger is a staff writer with Life News. Below is an article she authored about the on-going battle between David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress and Planned Parenthood.

Before Kamala Harris was a Democratic presidential candidate and a U.S. senator, she prosecuted undercover journalist David Daleiden for exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts trade.

On Wednesday, lawyers for the Center for Medical Progress leader filed a motion asking the court to throw out the search warrant that Harris ordered in 2016 on his home. The raid and the unreleased videos that Harris’s office seized led to Daleiden’s prosecution on 15 felony charges related to the privacy of the people he recorded.

“As a political favor to Planned Parenthood, Kamala Harris’ Attorney General’s office blatantly ignored black-letter California law protecting a citizen journalist’s unpublished materials and falsely alleged probable cause for a search warrant, over and above the objections of career law enforcement professionals,” his lawyers said in a statement to LifeNews.com.

They slammed the search warrant as a “sham” resulting from Harris’s close ties to Planned Parenthood.

“Internal email communications released between the Attorney General and Planned Parenthood shows an investigation conducted and overseen by Planned Parenthood and allied activist groups as the basis for a sham search warrant,” the lawyers wrote in the motion.

They produced evidence in the motion that several state investigators did not believe that the search warrant was accurate or based on probable cause. Despite this, Harris’s office seized unpublished videos and other documents from Daleiden’s computers, hard drives and other documents with “sensitive, unpublished editorial information,” according to the court document.

“It appears that the investigative staff had to be coerced into serving a search warrant that they opposed,” the motion states. “This is overwhelming evidence of bad faith.”

They said one agent was so strongly opposed to the move that he took “stress leave” so that he would not have to get involved.

The motion also notes that the Los Angeles Police Department refused to take down a report by one of the people Daleiden recorded because the recording was made “in a public restaurant,” not in private.

Other evidence suggests similar situations, including two of the people recorded by Daleiden admitting “that their conversations at restaurants could be overheard.”

If a judge grants the request and throws out the warrant, the charges against Daleiden would have to be dismissed.

“This is not an honest prosecution but rather a political favor to Planned Parenthood,” his lawyers said in the motion.

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Two PP presidents fired 24 years apart for same reason

Below is an article by Jim Sedlak of American Life League’s STOPP International comparing the firing of Dr. Leana Wen,  to the firing of Pamela Maraldo, PhD, RN in 1995 as president of Planned Parenthood.  

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Major news in the Planned Parenthood world over the last two weeks has been the abrupt firing of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America president, Dr. Leana Wen, on Tuesday, July 16. There has been a great deal of discussion and commentary in the press, and elsewhere, on the firing and what brought it about. All different kinds of explanations have been offered. Our own reaction included pointing people back to what we wrote in the September 26, 2018 Wednesday STOPP Report immediately after it was announced that Wen would become the new president. In that article, we compared Wen with the last medical professional who was president of PPFA, Pamela Maraldo, PhD, RN, and predicted Wen would not last very long as president.

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Judge Upholds David Daleiden’s 1st Amendment Right to Expose Planned Parenthood Aborted Baby Part Sales

Planned Parenthood is a government-sponsored crime syndicate selling baby body parts like widgets on an assembly line….

By Steven Ertelt
Life News

Undercover investigator David Daleiden has been vindicated in court today against the bogus lawsuit Planned Parenthood filed after his videos exposed the abortion giant for selling aborted baby parts.

Daleiden has maintained from the beginning that he and the Center for Medical Progress followed all applicable laws in the course of its investigative journalism and that the lawsuit was politically-motivated retribution as opposed to a suit based on legitimate damages.

In a big victory for the First Amendment freedoms of citizen journalists on Wednesday evening, a federal judge in San Francisco indicated his intent to decisively cut back Planned Parenthood’s retaliatory lawsuit against The Center for Medical Progress for the undercover videos documenting Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts.

In his tentative ruling, which he instructed the parties to treat as if it were substantially final, Judge William Orrick III rejected Planned Parenthood’s false and long-running smear that accused CMP citizen journalists, including David Daleiden, of attempting to incite “threats” and “violence” by publishing the undercover videos.

Judge Orrick wrote he was “inclined to exclude from the case all damages that stem from third parties’ reactions to the release of the video recordings as impermissible damages barred by the First Amendment absent a defamation claim.”Judge Orrick left in place only “damages for investigating intrusions” into Planned Parenthood’s space, and “improvements to access-security measures for conferences and facilities,” as well as nominal and statutory damages.

David Daleiden, CMP founder and project lead, told LifeNews: “Now that all the facts, evidence, and testimony are in, even Planned Parenthood’s favorite judge refuses to buy into the abortion giant’s fake news and lies about the honest motives and protected speech of pro-life citizen journalists. Planned Parenthood is a government-sponsored crime syndicate selling baby body parts like widgets on an assembly line and should only appear in federal court as a criminal defendant.”

Planned Parenthood sought more than $20 million in damages, but the Obama-appointed judge eviscerated that far-reaching request. The ruling significantly downsizes Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit, reducing potentially over $20 million at issue to less than $100,000.

According to a CMP statement to LifeNews, the “ruling affirms that citizen journalists exercising their First Amendment rights to speak and publish cannot be held liable for any bad actions taken by others in the free marketplace of ideas, absent a clear showing of defamation or intent to incite imminent lawless action. Planned Parenthood could provide no evidence or testimony in the case to back up either accusation, and so a lawsuit that was once an avalanche of charges has been reduced to essentially a trespassing dispute.”

Judge Orrick previously faced scrutiny presiding over the case because of his history founding, promoting, and donating to a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco run by Plaintiff Planned Parenthood Northern California. That he would rule so strongly against Planned Parenthood speaks volumes.

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Theater Cancels Screening of Pro-Life Movie ‘Unplanned’ after Threats of Violence from Pro-Abortion Activists

By John Ellis
P J Media

Producers of the anti-abortion movie Unplanned won a hard-fought battle to get their movie screened in Canada. Now, though, pro-abortion activists are beginning to resort to threats of violence to stop the film. Shamefully, the threats of violence appear to be working. A theater in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, has canceled a planned five-day run of the movie after receiving violent threats against theater staff.

A story published in Kamloops This Week broke the news:

Salmar Community Association board member Chris Papworth confirmed on Thursday, July 4, that the board has agreed to pull the movie’s five-day run, which was set to begin on July 12 at the Salmar Classic. He said the difficult decision to cancel the film was made out of concern for the personal safety for Salmar Theatres management, who had received personal threats via social media.

Papworth goes on to detail that the threats involved doxing the theater general manager and then encouraging people to “go after them.” He added, “We just aren’t prepared for those levels of hostility towards our general manager.”

After the theater canceled the screenings, the Shuswap Pro-Life Society, the group that sponsored the movie, announced that they will be looking into hosting private viewings of Unplanned. While they understand the theater’s decision, Shuswap Pro-Life Society spokesperson Hildegard Krieg told Kamloops This Week:

If they had just come out to picket while the movie is running, I could accept that. But I cannot accept that they should actually threaten somebody with violence personally and the family. That is absolutely uncalled for. A peaceful picket, OK, we walk through the picket line. But that is going too far.

Krieg is right. Threatening people with violence over a movie you disagree with is “uncalled for.” I’ll go a step further and say that it’s reprehensible. However, considering that the pro-abortion activists support the murder of pre-born humans, it’s not surprising that they believe it’s okay to threaten people with violence.

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Why I Cannot in Good Conscience Support Catholic Relief Services

 

Mary

 

I recently received a ‘notice reminder’ from Catholic Social Services (CRS) looking for a donation to support their many works.  Many articles have been written about the scandal with CRS and Planned Parenthood, and I was tempted as most people are, to just throw away this notice and be done with it.  However, I thought it a better idea to respond to them letting them know just exactly why I cannot support them any more.   

Below is a copy of my letter to them.  I encourage everyone to write a similar letter telling  them  why you cannot support them.  It’s not enough to just stop contributing to them; we need to let them know exactly why.  If we do not challenge organizations such as CRS, they will continue to lend their support to offensive organizations like Planned Parenthood.  

The address to send your letter is: Catholic Relief Services, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 17145, Baltimore, MD 21298-8451

To Whom it May Concern:

I received your notice reminding me to donate to your agency.  I am sorry, but my conscience will not allow me to support any organization that allows its employees to work with Planned Parenthood.

As you know Planned Parenthood’s major business is the killing of innocent preborn babies and selling their body parts for research.

As a practicing Catholic, I find it appalling that a Catholic organization could justify its employees working with any group who commits murder, no matter what other benefits they may or may not provide.

If in the future if you find the moral courage to discontinue your work with Planned Parenthood, I will consider contributing to you once again.  Until then, the monies I would have donated to you will go to one of our pregnancy help centers in Southeast Pennsylvania.

Sincerely,

Prayer Vigil Outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City on Good Friday; Overcame a Small Counter-Demonstration

On Good Friday morning, 130 high school and college students joined seasoned pro-lifers in praying outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City.

The day began with a cloudy day and periods of showers. However, it never dampened their prayerful spirits. Moreover, there was a

The vigil began with the rosary. They meditated on the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary. After the recitation of the rosary, they were addressed by Dr. Monique Ruberu.

“Each of you are a light and will make a huge difference.” Ruberu declared. “You have the ability to touch hearts and minds with everyone you encounter with love through God’s will.”

The most profound thing that happened is overcoming the jeers and taunts from a counter-protestor from a radical pro-abortion group called Abortion Now. He would repeat common phrases of the old pro-abortion talking points like, “Abortion on Demand.” “Pro-Life is a lie. Women Die”. Despite all of it, the attendees kept their composure.

Monique continues to shed light on what Planned Parenthood does and that is abortion “keeps their doors open.”

Monique encouraged everyone to do more by providing help to women with the needs that they do not have that keeps pushing to seek out abortion as the only option.

Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania – Business of Abortion and Politics

Here is something that should make everyone angry.  How they manage to use our tax dollars to help get their candidates elected is beyond me.  This is unconscionable  and should be illegal.  

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from Pennsylvania Family Institute

Did you know:

• Planned Parenthood has received over $22 million in taxpayer dollars since 2012.

• Planned Parenthood performs 40 abortions every day. That’s over 1,000 classrooms gone every year.

• Planned Parenthood pledged $1.5 million to gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf and other pro-abortion candidates in 2018 – a record investment.

If you’ve seen the movie Unplanned, you’ve seen abortion and the activities of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion business in Pennsylvania, through an important window given to us by Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director.

To further open that window, we have put together ten facts about their activities in Pennsylvania. View the facts: PaFamily.org | Facebook | Two-page printable handout