All charges have been dismissed against the Center for Medical Progress’ and the filmmakers behind the undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives.
Planned Parenthood got SLAMMED by the judge for colluding with public officials to “manipulate the legal process”
The judge made it clear that Planned Parenthood would not be allowed to silence the whistle-blowers with “bogus, politically motivated charges”.
Take THAT Planned Parenthood! This is Texas! This is the way we roll!
David Daleiden and his associate Sandra Merritt were indicted for their roles in the release of the videos in January. Misdemeanor charges against Daleiden were dismissed last month.
But Texas District Judge Brock Thomas dismissed the last charge — tampering with government records, a felony — Fox News reported. Prosecutors alleged Daleiden and Merritt used fake driver’s licenses while dealing with Planned Parenthood, the network said, adding that if they had been convicted of the felony charge, each could have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.
The controversial videos released last summer depicted Planned Parenthood employees appearing to negotiate the price of aborted fetal body parts “per specimen.” Profiting from the sale of human body parts — including those of the unborn — is a felony in the United States. Spokespersons for Planned Parenthood have denied illegal conduct.
In a statement, Daleiden said that the dismissal of the “bogus, politically motivated charges” against them is “a resounding vindication of the First Amendment rights of all citizen journalists, and also a clear warning to any of Planned Parenthood’s political cronies who would attack whistle-blowers to protect Planned Parenthood from scrutiny.”
Daleiden also pointed out that “A year after the release of the undercover videos, the ongoing nationwide investigation of Planned Parenthood by the House Select Investigative Panel makes clear that Planned Parenthood is the guilty party in the harvesting and trafficking of baby body parts for profit.”
Yes, guilty! Planned Parenthood is guilty as charged. They tried to deflect and got a big Texas smack-down. Planned Parenthood has tried to deny all charges of selling baby parts as untrue. They lied!