Over the past few days we have published articles in which we shared an ongoing court case in which two pro-life journalists, David Daleiden and Sandra Merrit, are being charged with releasing “confidential information” which they obtained by way of undercover video interviews with Planned Parenthood workers.
The first article, PP Partner Admits To Selling Aborted Babies’ Brains And Heads Intact — Presidential Candidate is Possibly Connected Financially, spoke about the connections between presidential candidate and Senator (D-CA) Kamala Harris and Planned Parenthood’s Financial contributions.
The second, Undercover Reporter Finds Horrific Evidence That Still-Beating Aborted Infants’ Hearts Were for Sale! brought more details of the horrors of what the journalists uncovered.
In the article Several of the Charges Against Undercover Journalists DROPPED For Exposing Shocking Videos of Illegal Trafficking of Aborted Baby Parts – More Anticipated as Hearings Continue included a list of all fourteen of the videos they took, with a brief descriptive narrative to give the reader a little heads-up as to the contents of the videos. Sandra Merritt was the recipient of the dismissal of some of the charges that were brought against her, and today’s account speaks of the co-defendant, David Daleiden, who spearheaded the investigation.
SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pro-life journalist David Daleiden testified in court yesterday that his undercover investigation of the illegal trafficking of aborted-baby body-parts led him to file homicide charges against Planned Parenthood in two California counties and four states prior to him releasing his covertly recorded videos in 2015.
Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) are charged with 14 felony counts of recording confidential information without consent in connection with the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s practices. They face 10 years in prison if convicted. The preliminary hearing to determine if any of the charges could proceed to a trial is taking place at San Francisco’s Superior Court where Judge Christopher Hite is presiding.
Daleiden and Merritt’s legal team is arguing the law does not consider confidential any communication that can reasonably expected to be overheard.
They are also arguing Section 633.5 exculpates the surreptitious taping of confidential information when those doing so believe they are gathering evidence of violent crimes.
In the last morning of his first-ever public testimony, Daleiden told the court he believed he had enough evidence to support criminal charges against Planned Parenthood and fetal tissue harvesters in California, notably StemExpress, DV Biologics, and DaVinci Biosciences.
Those crimes included homicide of premature infants through harvesting their organs, partial-birth abortion, leaving infants born alive during an abortion to die in violation of state and federal laws, and selling human fetal tissue illegally.
It boggles the mind that people could become so callous that they can overlook the fact that they are literally murdering another human being in exchange for cash, never mind the fact that Planned Parenthood was raking in a pretty penny selling body parts.