Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation
NAPA, Calif., March 29, 2017 /Christian Newswire
/ -- David Daleiden has been charged with 15 felonies in connection with a series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood's grisly trade in baby body parts. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra charged Daleiden and his Center for Medical Progress colleague Sandra Merritt with 14 counts of eavesdropping and 1 count of conspiracy to eavesdrop. Each of the 14 counts is related to conversations Daleiden and Merritt had with Planned Parenthood and its abortion allies in which the profiteers negotiated the sale of fetal body parts in violation of state and federal law. All the conversations were recorded legally, in restaurants or at a conference with hundreds of attendees.
"This is nothing short of a witch hunt," said Life Legal Executive Director Alexandra Snyder. "David Daleiden's investigative journalism provided an indispensable public service by shedding light on Planned Parenthood's criminal activities and its callous disregard for human life. As a direct result of Daleiden's efforts, federal and state prosecutors are investigating the nation's largest abortion giant and its taxpayer funding is threatened. Now Planned Parenthood is calling in favors from its political cronies in retaliation."
Becerra, a former Member of Congress, is a lifelong politician who enjoys a 100% rating with Planned Parenthood. Last year, he called on House Speaker Paul Ryan to disband the Select Congressional Panel tasked with investigating Planned Parenthood's fetal tissue trafficking.
Calling the charges "bogus," Daleiden says he looks forward "to showing the entire world what is on our yet-unreleased video tapes of Planned Parenthood's criminal baby body parts enterprise, in vindication of the First Amendment rights of all."
Daleiden and his Center for Medical Progress released a new video today in which Dr. DeShawn Taylor, Medical Director for Planned Parenthood Arizona, discusses the effort involved in performing late term abortions. Typically, Dr. Taylor likes to use digoxin to stop the heartbeat before ripping a baby's limbs off: "My biceps appreciate when the dig[oxin] works," because it "takes more force" to dismember live babies. The video is available here: youtu.be/aeINzcwb3qU
Life Legal is defending Daleiden in two lawsuits filed against him by the National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood. About Life Legal Defense Foundation
Life Legal Defense Foundation was established in 1989, and is a nonprofit organization composed of attorneys and other concerned citizens committed to giving helpless and innocent human beings of any age, and their advocates, a trained and committed voice in the courtrooms of our nation. For more information about the Life Legal Defense Foundation, visit www.lldf.org.