Four years ago, citizen journalist David Daleiden shocked the civilized world by releasing a series of undercover videos that documented the trafficking of baby body parts for profit. Planned Parenthood was gearing their abortions—for which they already make lots of money—so that they could also sell the baby body parts for great profit.
On the one hand, Planned Parenthood denies that the unborn babies are human. On the other hand, the baby brains, hearts, kidneys, lungs, etc. bring a handsome price for the researchers that pay for them. Furthermore, to extract those body parts from the unborn babies they killed, Planned Parenthood had to engage in some forms of abortion that are illegal, such as partial birth abortion.
This is all old news. Four years have come and gone. Ironically, it is the citizen journalist who exposed all of this who faces ongoing legal threats. Last week, thankfully, he weathered a major storm in this area.
Conservative Review (7/19/19) notes that a San Francisco judge ruled against the abortion giant and in favor of the First Amendment.
Planned Parenthood was suing David Daleiden and his team at the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), seeking some $20 million in damages because of fallout from his four-year old revelations.
Judge William Orrick III gave a tentative ruling that Daleidin’s First Amendment rights outweighed Planned Parenthood’s claim that some could be incited to violence by witnessing the abortion provider’s behavior. It should be noted that this is not a final ruling.
However, Judge Orrick did note that Daleiden could still be liable for expenses incurred by Planned Parenthood in investigating security and intrusions, since they allege that Daleiden trespassed. For this, Daleiden may be on the hook for $100,000 in damages—a far cry from the $20,000,000 that the abortion giant was seeking.
After last Wednesday’s decision, Daleiden declared, “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.”
Meanwhile, Daleiden faces other legal problems as well—such as a fine against him for nearly $200,000 for allegedly violating a judge’s gag order.
It seems to have been like this ever since Daleiden revealed his undercover videos to the world. It has been a case of: Society doesn’t like the message, so it shoots the messenger.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jerry Newcombe