Planned Parenthood and its probable demise has been in the news a lot lately, especially since the federal government will most likely defund the pro-abortion organization.
President Trump recently offered Planned Parenthood a deal – a deal they will most likely refuse – that if they stop performing abortions, then they can keep their federal funding.
And now, coincidentally, the pair of pro-life activists who had exposed the truth behind Planned Parenthood’s brutal and disgusting treatment of fetuses are facing grossly unjust consequences for their videos that informed the world.
The Washington Times reports:
“The pro-life activists who accused Planned Parenthood of selling the human remains of the unborn were charged by California prosecutors Tuesday with recording people without consent during the undercover investigation into the nation’s largest abortion provider.
David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress were charged with 15 felonies by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
‘The right to privacy is a cornerstone of California’s Constitution, and a right that is foundational in a free democratic society,’ Mr. Becerra said in a statement. ‘We will not tolerate the criminal recording of confidential conversations.’
The pro-life activists are charged with criminal conspiracy to invade privacy and 14 counts of filming people without their permission in Los Angeles, San Francisco and El Dorado counties.
Mr. Daleiden disputed the charges and said they were brought by ‘Planned Parenthood’s political cronies.’
He also pointed out that similar charges brought by Houston prosecutors in response to his investigation were thrown out.”
It doesn’t take an expert to see that one of the most liberal states in the country, California, is prosecuting them simply out of spite.
Maybe it’s even an underhanded effort to get back at President Trump for giving Planned Parenthood an ultimatum.
His ultimatum may have enraged California so much that they decided to hyperbolically charge the pro-life activists with 15 felonies.
It’s clear the charges are ridiculous.
The Washington Times concluded:
“’The bogus charges from Planned Parenthood’s political cronies are fake news,” Mr. Daleiden said in a statement. ‘They tried the same collusion with corrupt officials in Houston, TX and failed: both the charges and the DA were thrown out.’
The Center for Medical Progress published 12 secretly recorded videos in 2015 showing top executives at Planned Parenthood and others in the abortion industry discussing the sale of fetal tissue from abortions.
The videos built momentum behind an effort to defund Planned Parenthood that could be realized by the Republican-controlled Congress this year. As a part of the undercover investigation, Mr. Daleiden and Ms. Merritt posed as officials at a fake fetal tissue procurement firm called BioMax and used fake government identification.
Kamala Harris, now a Democratic U.S. senator, began the investigation into the Center for Medical Progress when she was California attorney general. To replace her after her 2016 election, Gov. Jerry Brown picked Mr. Becerra, who had been was a Democratic member of the U.S. House and part of the caucus’s leadership team.
Mr. Daleiden accused the former attorney general of conducting a raid of his apartment in April, during which he said authorities unlawfully seized video footage related to the Planned Parenthood investigation.
The pro-life activists were also charged with felonies by Houston prosecutors for tampering with government records. Those charges were dropped in July.”
The California attorney general is probably only charging them for the sake of it, and not because he actually believes these 15 felonies are going to stick.
But California is so desperate to send Donald Trump a message, they are willing to undermine his administration in any way they can.