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The Murphy administration has already allocated $10.5 million of our state tax dollars to Planned Parenthood in this year’s budget.
Now his administration and leaders in both houses of the legislature are planning to schedule votes after the November election to give the abortion business $9.5 M Million more – all because Planned Parenthood will not agree to comply with Federal Title X rules which require that they physically separate their “family planning” services from their abortion business in order to continue to receive federal funds.
Read the Senate Democrats’ Press Release HERE
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If you disagree with giving your tax dollars to Planned Parenthood’s abortion business, call Governor Murphy and tell him how you feel: 609 292 6000. You can also email him at this link: EMAIL THE GOVERNOR
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August 19, 2019
Planned Parenthood’s New Jersey affiliates said Monday that they were withdrawing from the federal government’s family planning program because President Donald Trump won’t let them tell their patients where they can get a legal abortion.
The decision will cost the women’s health care provider and affect 77,000 New Jersey patients. State officials are looking at whether they will step in.
“Our patients come to us because they expect the best information and health care available – and we have a commitment to give that to them,” said Roslyn Rogers Collins, president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey. “This gag rule would make it impossible to do that.”
Marie Tasy, executive director for New Jersey Right to Life, said Planned Parenthood’s announcement “demonstrates how committed they are to their abortion business.”
Murphy spokeswoman Alyana Alfaro said the administration was working with the state’s Planned Parenthood affiliates, the Ne Jersey Family Planning League and others “to assess the need of the program and how the state might step in.”
The Trump administration gave recipients of federal funds under the Title X family planning program until Monday to agree to follow the new rule that prevents them from referring patients for abortions.
It was one of several steps taken by the administration to restrict access to abortion, a top priority of the Christian conservatives who were strong supporters of his 2016 presidential campaign.
While federal law already prevents using Title X grants for abortions, the Trump administration went further in declaring that groups receiving the federal funds could not “promote, refer for or support abortion as a method of family planning, nor take any affirmative action to assist a patient to secure such an abortion.”
While the federal dollars didn’t fund abortions, Tasy contended they were being used indirectly.
“All money is fungible,” Tasy said. “The funds they were getting were clearly being used to pay administrative expenses, salaries, electricity that their abortion business needed to be able to operate.”
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
New Jersey and 19 other states have challenged the rule in federal court. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the rule to take effect while the court case proceed, overturning two nationwide injunctions that had blocked the new regulations.
The Garden State receives $8.8 million in federal funds through Title X, according to the state Health Department. The program serves 100,000 residents in the state, with 77 percent of them seeking services at a Planned Parenthood facility in 2018. In 13 of the state’s 21 counties, it was the only clinic operating under Title X in 2018.
“The gag rule is unethical and dangerous, and we will not subject our patients to it – because every person deserves to make their own decisions about their health care,” said Triste Brooks, president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey.
All clinics are keeping their regular operating hours, said Casey Olesko, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey.
“Right now, we don’t know for certain what this will look like – but it’s unrealistic to think there won’t be changes,” Olesko said. The future is uncertain as we are relying on limited emergency funds. Right now NJ has no plans to close any health centers, but as this fight stretches on we don’t know what the future will hold.”
House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone Jr., whose panel has jurisdiction over health care, said Planned Parenthood had no choice but to withdraw from Title X.
“This is yet another step in the Trump administration’s relentless campaign to undermine Americans’ health care,” said Pallone, D-6th Dist. “Make no mistake, this callous rule concocted by President Trump’s ideological henchmen jeopardizes access to health care for millions across the country.”
Planned Parenthood Director Fired for Exposing How Its Abortions Hurt Women Wins $3 Million
STEVEN ERTELT AUG 19, 2019 | 11:24AM PHOENIX, ARIZONA
An Arizona court on Friday awarded $3 million to a former Planned Parenthood director of 17 years after she sued them for wrongful termination. The abortion giant fired Mayra Rodriguez after she exposed how the abortions Planned Parenthood does hurt women.
In a stunning victory for a former Planned Parenthood director in Arizona who was wrongfully terminated after reporting high complication rates for one abortionist. Rodriguez also exposed the abortionist’s illegal conduct falsification of affidavits and patient records, incomplete abortions, and failure to report a minor who had an adult partner and was a victim of statutory rape.
A jury unanimously awarded Mayra Rodriguez $3 million in damages this past Friday after a two-week trial.
Mayra Rodriguez, who ran three Planned Parenthood clinics in Arizona and worked for the organization for 17 years, sued the non-profit after being wrongfully terminated from her position in October 2017 after repeatedly making claims that Planned Parenthood was endangering the health and safety of their patients.
Abby Johnson, another former PP director whose ministry And Then There Were None has been assisting Mayra, told LifeNews she is encopuraged by the decision.
“When Mayra came to And Then There Were None with her incredible story, I felt solidarity with her, having gone through a similar situation when I worked for Planned Parenthood. Standing with her through the trial and rejoicing in the ultimate victory has been amazing,” said Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director herself and founder and director of And Then There Were None, a ministry that has helped over 525 abortion workers leave their jobs.
Abby’s and Mayra’s stories have striking similarities. They were both awarded Employee of the Year awards from Planned Parenthood the year before they left. They both were directors of clinics. And they both started working for Planned Parenthood for the same reasons: to help women.
“I hope my case is a lesson to other workers that shows them that the truth will prevail. I also hope my case is a lesson to employers who abuse their power: sometimes the underdog wins and justice will be done,” said Mayra Rodriguez.
Mayra’s attorney, Tim Casey, based in Phoenix, never asked for any dollar amount during the trial. The damages awarded came directly from the jury, who took three hours to reach their verdict.
“I’ve stared down Planned Parenthood in court. I know how hard it is watching your friends lie about you,” said Abby Johnson. “It’s always good to take down Planned Parenthood but it’s not without hurt.”
Mayra said the most hurtful things said in court were the deception by women she had considered friends and by Planned Parenthood executives themselves, who frequently referred to her as a ‘liar’ due to her undocumented status the entire time she worked at Planned Parenthood.
“Planned Parenthood publicly states they want to help and stand up for immigrants, that they care about these women, but it’s not true. They shamed me for my immigration status,” said Mayra. “But here we are, the jury heard the truth.”
Troubled New Jersey abortion clinics to be sold
by Marie McCullough, Updated: April 11, 2019 – 3:18 PM
The 82-year-old, physically and mentally impaired physician who has headed a chain of abortion clinics in New Jersey has agreed to sell the facilities as part of the revocation of his medical license.
Vikram Kaji lost his license in January when an administrative judge declared him incompetent to practice medicine because of his stroke-related disabilities.
Kaji’s agreement with the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners, issued as a consent order Wednesday, also may enable regulators to remove the founder of the seven clinics, Steven C. Brigham, 62.
More than four years ago, the board ordered Brigham to divest his interests in the clinics when it took away his medical license — the last of six he once held — for illegally performing dangerous late-term abortions. Instead, Brigham transferred ownership for no money to medical director Kaji, who then hired Brigham to manage the clinics.
The state attorney general alleged the transfer was a sham designed to keep Brigham in control and profiting from the business.
Kaji’s agreement requires that he sell the clinics to a licensed physician within 60 days, then submit to the board “copies of the contract of sale and any management contract.”
Joseph Gorrell, the lawyer representing Kaji and Brigham, declined to comment.
The seven New Jersey clinics are part of Brigham’s multistate, Voorhees-based abortion network, advertised as American Women’s Services.
Public records and media reports going back to the early 1990s — when Brigham launched his abortion practice in Wyomissing, Pa. — have documented his history of trouble with regulators, tax collectors, landlords, creditors, and criminal prosecutors in Maryland.
He has testified that he is in financial straits. He owed almost $500,000 to the Internal Revenue Service for not paying employee taxes when he lost his New Jersey license. He has yet to pay any of the $561,000 in penalties and prosecution costs that the state imposed in connection with the revocation of his medical license.
Updated: April 11, 2019 – 3:18 PM
But the ruling says nothing about the implications for those clinics, which the state attorney general alleges were illegally transferred to Kaji by discredited abortion provider Steven C. Brigham.
Brigham, 62, whose record of botched procedures goes back decades in multiple states, lost his New Jersey medical license more than four years ago and was ordered to sell his clinics there, which are part of his multistate, Voorhees-based abortion network, advertised as American Women’s Services.
The attorney general has alleged that Brigham sought to keep controlling and profiting from the clinics by transferring ownership, for no money, to Kaji, a Mumbai-trained obstetrician-gynecologist who was disciplined in the mid-1990s for sexually abusing patients. Hearings were ordered three years ago to sort out whether Kaji was in effect Brigham’s puppet.
The state’s Board of Medical Examiners, which licenses physicians, has 45 days to adopt, change, or reject the ruling, or it automatically goes into effect.
The law firm representing Kaji and Brigham did not respond to requests for comment.
A spokesperson said the Attorney General’s Office — which has said the state would “address the matter of ownership” after Kaji’s competency case was concluded — had no comment.
It was Brigham’s unlicensed practice of medicine at a late-term, cash-only abortion clinic that he secretly set up in Elkton, Md., that led to the revocation of his New Jersey license, the last of six that he lost, let lapse, or gave up.
But lack of licensure has not necessarily been a barrier to Brigham’s business because most states allow doctors to own medical practices even if they are not licensed. In Pennsylvania, for example, Brigham relinquished his license in 1992, yet owned clinics until 2010, when his persistent flouting of health and safety laws led regulators to ban him. It took them two more years to actually shut him down because he transferred ownership to his mother in Ohio.
American Women’s Services’ website now lists 15 clinics in three states, but several are closed. The site does not list a clinic in Florida and another in Washington, D.C., that records and media reports tie to Brigham.
At Kaji’s competency hearing in September, the New Jersey network — which Brigham has a contract to manage — was variously described as seven or nine clinics. Kaji said he traveled to seven, but could not name all the locations. Other employees said clinics are in Elizabeth, Voorhees, Woodbridge, Phillipsburg, Galloway, Hamilton, Englewood, Bridgewater, and Livingston. Neither Bridgewater nor Livingston is listed on the American Women’s Services’ website — but it does list “now closed” offices in Toms River and Paramus.
Although the Englewood clinic is open, it filed for bankruptcy protection in May 2017.
Brigham has yet to pay any of the $561,000 in penalties and prosecution costs that New Jersey imposed following his 2014 license revocation, according to the Attorney General’s Office. At that time, Brigham owed almost $500,000 to the IRS for not paying employee taxes.
Brigham hired Kaji in the mid-1990s while the ob-gyn’s license was restricted in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for improprieties including having sex with a patient in his office and improperly prescribing controlled substances for her.
Over the last five years, regulators have scrutinized Kaji’s medical performance and required him to undergo neurological evaluations in response to complaints. In 2017, he agreed to stop practicing medicine pending the competency hearing.
Betancourt wrote that he found Kaji “slow to answer and at times unsure” of his own medical history.
Both supporters and opponents of abortion rights reacted the same way to the ruling.
“We hope the decision will bring Mr. Brigham’s charade one step closer to being shut down permanently,” emailed the Very Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, interim CEO and president of the National Abortion Federation. “Brigham is a rogue doctor who operates outside recognized standards for quality abortion care.”
On September 27, 2018, the NJ State Assembly Scheduled a Vote on AR 181, a totally political Resolution that exemplified abortion extremism at its worst.
On October 29, 2018, the NJ State Senate voted on SR96, the companion Resolution to AR181.
Click below to see how your 2 State Assembly Members and State Senator Voted. Please thank your State Assembly Members and State Senator if they voted No. If they Voted yes, please express your disappointment and outrage and inform them that you will take their vote into consideration when they are up for re-election next November.
Senate Roll Call on SR96 Sa
|As we post this article, the U.S. Senate is deliberating over a repeal of Obamacare which will defund Planned Parenthood for one year. NJ’s two U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez shamefully support using our tax dollars to fund this disgraceful organization and appeared with Planned Parenthood militants at a protest just yesterday in Washington, D.C. to advocate on their behalf.|
|Here in NJ, we have state legislators who continue to criticize Governor Christie for ensuring that no taxpayer money goes to Planned Parenthood. In fact, we now have 5 Republican Assembly members who have vowed to defy the Governor’s actions and force NJ taxpayers to fund Planned Parenthood. View the article here
The entire NJ Legislature is up for election on November 7th. Please take note of how your State Senator and two Assembly members vote on this issue. We will post the vote tallies on this website. Any lawmaker who supports this organization also supports Planned Parenthood’s illegal activity and should be voted out of office.
Never-before-released undercover video shows Dr. Suzie Prabhakaran, the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, graphically discussing Planned Parenthood’s late-term “dismemberment” and partial-birth abortion protocols in the context of fetal body part harvesting.
The new video comes as the U.S. Senate is debating provisions to terminate taxpayer subsidies to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business.
At a Planned Parenthood conference evening reception, Center for Medical Policy investigators posing as buyers from a biotech company discuss partnering with Dr. Prabhakaran’s Planned Parenthood affiliate in order to harvest fetal organs and tissues from the 2nd-trimester abortions performed there. Prabhakaran advises that her affiliate is merging with the Orlando Planned Parenthood, which does abortions up to 23 weeks and has a high procedure volume, with eighteen abortions at 18-weeks and above scheduled for the next week.
Prabhakaran discusses how Planned Parenthood allows their abortion doctors to certify compliance with the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, which prohibits abortions in which a fetus is extracted alive up to certain anatomical landmarks (18 U.S.C. 1531). According to Prabhakaran, Planned Parenthood abortion doctors can certify compliance with the law by using a feticide like digoxin to kill the fetus before the abortion, or they can simply “document” their “intent” to do a “dismemberment” abortion where the fetus is pulled apart with forceps rather than extracted intact.
“So some people train to just document that like, you know to comply with the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, you basically have to say, ‘I intend to utilize dismemberment techniques for this procedure,’” explains Prabhakaran. “So every time you do a procedure, that’s how you document. So, like, there’s like a checkbox,” Prabhakaran states, “so it would be before the procedure, you do your evaluation, you write, ‘I intend to utilize dismemberment techniques for this procedure.’”
Prabhakaran indicates she never uses digoxin to kill the fetus before the abortion, and relies entirely on the “checkbox” to “document” her intent in the abortion to certify compliance with the federal law: “I’m not doing digoxin, and we’re just going to document and there’s never been a problem.”
Prabhakaran’s description of Planned Parenthood’s loose protocols for 2nd-trimester abortion procedures corroborates statements by Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in CMP’s first undercover video, that show a lax attitude toward the partial-birth abortion law:
“The Federal [Partial-Birth] Abortion Ban is a law, and laws are up to interpretation. So there are some people who interpret it as it’s intent. So if I say on Day 1 I do not intend to do this, what ultimately happens doesn’t matter.”
Nucatola states in the first video that Planned Parenthood abortion doctors can make changes to the abortion technique in order to bring the fetus out intact for body parts harvesting, regardless of any initial “intent” statement: “So if you do it starting from a breech [feet-first] presentation, there’s dilation that happens as the case goes on, and often, the last step, you can evacuate an intact calvarium [head] at the end.”
CMP project lead David Daleiden notes, “Planned Parenthood medical directors and abortion doctors feign compliance with the federal partial-birth abortion law on paper, knowing full well that ‘what ultimately happens doesn’t matter’ so long as no one is scrutinizing what they actually do to women and children in the operating room. And the fact that Planned Parenthood has a ‘dismemberment’ ‘checkbox’ on their abortion forms should tell the public and policymakers everything they need to know about this barbaric abortion business. The Department of Justice should open an immediate investigation into Planned Parenthood’s late-term abortion practices, and the U.S. Congress must stop forcing taxpayers to subsidize Planned Parenthood’s brutal abortion empire.”
Update: The Speaker of the Assembly has scheduled a Voting Session for Monday, July 31st. Please take the action suggested below immediately!
Override of A3492, 2017 supplemental funding bill failed
The attempt to Override of Governor Christie’s veto of A3492, a 2017 budget supplemental appropriation bill that would have provided $7.453M in taxpayer funds to Planned Parenthood failed on June 29th in the Assembly. As a result, the NJ Senate did not vote on the Override of A3492. Thank you to all who took action on our Alert! To see how your two Assembly members voted, click the hyperlink here: A3492 Ac1.pdf Override
Action Still Needed Today!
The Speaker of the Assembly has scheduled a Voting Session on Monday, July 31st.
It is very likely these bills will be on the board list. Please take Action Immediately!
Please email and call your legislators even if you have done so previously with the message below.
S3302/A4718 – Provides a supplemental appropriation of $7.453M to Planned Parenthood for “family planning services” for the 2018 Budget year.
S3248/A32 – Provides funding to Planned Parenthood for “family planning services’ through Medicaid for individuals with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level.
Please email and call your two State Assembly members. Please do both: call and email them. Please make sure you contact your Two Assembly members who represent you at the state level of government in Trenton. Please do this NOW even if you have contacted them previously on this subject.
Message for Two Assembly Members: Please Vote No on S3302/A4718 and S3248/A32. I don’t want my tax dollars used to fund Planned Parenthood. In 2011, one of their “family planning” affiliates in Perth Amboy, NJ was caught aiding and abetting sex traffickers of minors. An audit conducted by the Federal Govt in 2007 found that NJ Planned Parenthood family planning clinics were billing medicaid for services that did not qualify as family planning and the state (taxpayers) had to repay over $2M to the federal govt. for their fraudulent activity. Moreover, in 2011, the NJ Dept of Health inspected Planned Parenthood of Mercer County and Planned Parenthood in Shrewsbury and found multiple health and safety violations, including the reusing of vaginal ultrasounds. These are also “family planning” centers. This is not an organization that cares about women and we should not be funding them with our tax dollars. The Federally Qualified Health Centers are meeting the health care needs of NJ women. I am watching how you vote and will remember how you vote on this matter when I go to the polls on November, 7, 2017. I am watching how you vote and will remember how you vote on this matter when I go to the polls on November, 7, 2017.
Here is a link to find your two State Assembly members:
You can also call the Office of Legislative services: 1-800-792-8630 during regular business hours to obtain the names and contact info for your three legislators.
Also Contact these Legislators
I have also listed below the female Republican legislators who Planned Parenthood are targeting. Flood their offices with emails and phone calls asap and let them know we expect them to be consistent and continue to vote No on these bills as they all have done in the past and that we are watching!
AswRodriguezGregg@njleg.org 609 654 1498
AswMunoz@njleg.org 908 918 0414
AswSchepisi@njleg.org 201 666 0881
AswChrisABrown@njleg.org 609 677 8853
AswHandlin@njleg.org, 732 383 7820
View How your Senator Voted on PP funding bills
View how your Senator voted on S3302, provides $7.453M for family planning services for 2018 budget year. HERE
View how your Senator voted on S3248,provides taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood for “family planning services’ through Medicaid for individuals with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level. HERE
Triste Brooks, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey, said the organization ended its lease at 2922 Atlantic Ave. near South Morris Avenue because of safety concerns.
“Planned Parenthood’s top priority is the health and safety of our patients, and due to concerns about the safety of the rented facility that housed our health center, we came to the difficult decision to end our lease,” she wrote in a statement.
Atlantic City patients may use Planned Parenthood’s Camden and Bellmawr sites in Camden County. All patient records are being transferred to the Camden facility in the transition.
Brooks said Planned Parenthood will look to add new health centers to the 25 locations it manages in the state.
Services for men and women include birth control, testing, treatment and vaccines for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, abortion services, cervical cancer screenings, breast exams (not mammograms) and testicular and prostate cancer screenings.
Most of Planned Parenthood’s clients are women, low-income populations and people with insufficient insurance, according to reports.
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‘I Might . . . Pull Off a Leg or Two’ Center for Medical Progress video (via YouTube)
A shocking new undercover video exposes the grisly reality of ripping apart fetuses. Editor’s Note: This piece has been updated since its initial posting.
A shocking new video has just been released by the Center for Medical Progress, the undercover investigative group that in 2015 released videos showing that Planned Parenthood affiliates have profited from selling the body parts of aborted babies.
This latest video is a preview of footage that CMP investigators gathered at the 2014 and 2015 National Abortion Federation conventions, attended by hundreds of members of the abortion industry each year. (The NAF is a major trade group of North American abortion providers, and Planned Parenthood makes up about 50 percent of its members and leadership.) Here are some of the most horrifying remarks from the brand-new undercover footage. Attendees made some of these comments during official presentations, and others directly to undercover CMP investigators.
Dr. Lisa Harris, the medical director of Planned Parenthood of Michigan: Given that we actually see the fetus the same way, and given that we might actually both agree that there’s violence in here. . . . Let’s just give them all the violence, it’s a person, it’s killing, let’s just give them all that. Dr. Ann Schutt-Aine, the director of abortion services for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (which has been referred to local law-enforcement for criminal charges related to fetal-tissue trafficking): If I’m doing a procedure, and I’m seeing that I’m in fear that it’s about to come to the umbilicus [navel], I might ask for a second set of forceps to hold the body at the cervix and pull off a leg or two, so it’s not PBA [partial-birth abortion].
Dr. Stacy De-Lin, the director of abortion services for Planned Parenthood of New York City: But we certainly do intact D&Es [dilation and extraction, otherwise known as partial-birth abortion, a method that is illegal under federal law].
Dr. Uta Landy, the founder of the Consortium of Abortion Providers (CAPS), Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA): An eyeball just fell down into my lap, and that is gross! [laughter from the crowd]
Talcott Camp, the deputy director of the ACLU’s Reproductive Health Freedom Project: I’m like — Oh my God! I get it! When the skull is broken, that’s really sharp! I get it! I understand why people are talking about getting that skull out, that calvarium.
Dr. Susan Robinson, an abortion provider at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte: The fetus is a tough little object, and taking it apart, I mean, taking it apart on Day One is very difficult. . . . You go in there, and you go, “Am I getting the uterus or the fetus? Oh, good, fetus. [Robinson makes a stabbing sound effect] What have I got? Nothing. Let’s try again.
Below are some comments from the footage that provide further evidence of Planned Parenthood’s involvement in illegally profiting from fetal-tissue trafficking, as well as altering abortion procedures to collect intact organs, which is also illegal under federal law.
Dr. Leslie Drummond, an abortion provider at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (a PPFA affiliate that contracted with a biotech firm to be paid per fetal organ provided): I get a lot of oohs and ahhs from StemExpress [biotech firm]. You know, they’re wanting livers. . . . Last week I was in Sacramento, and she said, “I need four intact limbs.” And I said, you want what?
Dr. Deborah Nucatola, the senior director of medical services for PPFA: You know, sometimes she’ll tell me she wants brain, and we’ll, you know, leave the calvarium in till last, and then try to basically take it, or actually, you know, catch everything and keep it separate from the rest of the tissue so it doesn’t get lost.
StemExpress procurement manager: There’s a lot of clinics that we work with that, I mean, it helps them out significantly.
Deb VanDerhei, the national director of CAPS for PPFA: But the truth is that some might want to do it to increase their revenues. And we can’t stop them. Dr. Stacy De-Lin, the director of abortion services for Planned Parenthood of NYC: But I think a financial incentive from you guys [CMP investigators posing as tissue buyers] is going to be like . . . the people who we have to get this approved from will be very happy about it.
Dr. Paul Blumenthal, the former medical director for PP of Maryland: I know Planned Parenthood sells a lot of stuff [fetal organs] to people.
Both the NAF and Planned Parenthood sought and obtained a preliminary injunction against the Center for Medical Progress to prevent the release of these undercover videos. That civil suit is currently on appeal. But California’s attorney general took matters into his own hands in late March, charging CMP investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt with 14 felony counts of illegally recording “confidential communications.” The state refuses to name the 14 accusers in the criminal case, even though Daleiden and Merritt have themselves been charged publicly.
The gruesome footage from this latest video leaves no doubt as to why NAF and Planned Parenthood want to silence CMP’s investigators. “Every video recording for which the attorney general is charging David was obviously and unquestionably made in a public place where it could not possibly be considered ‘confidential,’” says Brent Ferreira, one of Daleiden’s defense attorneys.
The gruesome footage from this latest video leaves no doubt as to why NAF and Planned Parenthood want to silence CMP’s investigators. Those in the abortion industry know they’re taking human life. They just don’t care. Updated May 26, 10:40 a.m.: A California judge ordered the CMP’s defense attorneys to remove the video footage from YouTube and from their website.
More information is available here. — Alexandra DeSanctis is a William F. Buckley Fellow in Political Journalism at the National Review Institute.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447939/undercover-video-center-medical-progress-exposes-gruesome-abortion-practices