Pro-life investigative journalism under threat in California!
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has just filed 15 criminal charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, of the Center for Medical Progress, for their investigative reporting that uncovered Planned Parenthood’s illegal trafficking of baby body parts! That’s right, instead of applauding and thanking these journalists for revealing illegal activity, California wants to put them in jail.
Why? Because they exposed Planned Parenthood for what it is—an organization that callously kills unborn babies and then sells their body parts.
We must stand up for these journalists! Please join me in immediately demanding that all charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt be dropped! California should be prosecuting the organization that kills babies and sells their parts—not the journalists that revealed their actions to the nation!
Two years ago, the nation watched in horror as the Center for Medical Progress began posting videos to YouTube of high-ups in Planned Parenthood casually talking about how to abort babies in such a way as to preserve their organs for sale.
In the first video released, top Planned Parenthood executive Deborah Nucatola stated casually over a fancy salad in a public restaurant, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part. I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
These videos were incredibly effective! Across the country millions of Americans were awakened to the reality and horror of the abortion industry. As a result, dozen of states have taken action to defund Planned Parenthood!
In response, the California Attorney General (who’s predecessor has received thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood) is charging the journalists with 15 felonies! He claims they violated California’s two-party consent recording law; but that law only applies to private conversations! These recordings were taken at public conferences and open restaurants! Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards even called these conversations “non-confidential.” And California did nothing to prosecute undercover investigators who uncovered animal cruelty on farms. The clear message from California is this: we will prosecute you for conducting journalism if it hurts our pro-abortion norms. This is the very definition of tyranny.
Although these charges were obviously drawn up in order to intimidate and silence the Center for Medical Progress, these pro-life warriors are not going down without a fight. Shortly after the charges were brought, the Center for Medical Progress released a new video with a former Planned Parenthood medical director in Arizona. In the video, she talks about being careful to dismember the babies in the womb in order to prevent anyone in the room from feeling uncomfortable or dealing with a live birth.
The Center for Medical Progress has promised more videos to come. As they resolve to stay strong against the abortion industry and their corrupt political allies, we must resolve to stand by their side in solidary and support. The government will not silence us through bogus, trumped up charges. We will fight to expose and abolish the abortion industry in our lifetime. Let’s stand together and tell the California Attorney General to drop these biased, political charges.
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