If undercover investigators in any other field were being hit with felony charges for exposing abuses, every media outlets and civil rights group would be out vocally protesting. But when it comes to protecting the corruption of their allies on the left, California is going to the mattresses.
California prosecutors charged the filmmakers behind undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives with 15 felonies Tuesday, The Associated Press reported.
The state charged David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, and Sandra Merritt for their roles in the release of a series of undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood employees appearing to negotiate the price of aborted fetal body parts. Profiting from the sale of human body parts — including those of the unborn — is illegal in the United States. Planned Parenthood has denied illegal conduct.
Daleiden and Merritt also faced similar charges in Texas, but the state dropped them last July.
The Center for Medical Progress made much the same point.
The bogus charges from Planned Parenthood’s political cronies are fake news. They tried the same collusion with corrupt officials in Houston, TX and failed: both the charges and the DA were thrown out. The public knows the real criminals are Planned Parenthood and their business partners like StemExpress and DV Biologics—currently being prosecuted in California—who have harvested and sold aborted baby body parts for profit for years in direct violation of state and federal law. We look forward to showing the entire world what is on our yet-unreleased video tapes of Planned Parenthood’s criminal baby body parts enterprise, in vindication of the First Amendment rights of all.
Xavier Bacerra is claiming that the right to privacy overrides the First Amendment.
In a statement, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said, “The right to privacy is a cornerstone of California’s Constitution, and a right that is foundational in a free democratic society.
“We will not tolerate the criminal recording of confidential conversations,” Becerra said.
And yet somehow if those conversations had exposed, say, wrongdoing among gay conversion therapists, we all know how that would have gone.