• Baby Killers vs. Those Exposing Them: Guess Whom a California Jury Condemned

    Surge Summary: In a lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood against the pro-life organization which has exposed their killing of viable unborn children and sale of their body parts, a jury has found guilty the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress – to the tune of $870, 000 in punitive damages. So, the villains here are the ones trying to save babies and shut down the cannibalizing of their body parts?

    Last week brought a set-back, no doubt, for those who’ve decided the battle against legalized baby killing is something worth pursuing energetically:

    Friday, in a lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood, a San Francisco district court found guilty pro-life activists who’d secretly filmed executives of the child-murdering outfit discussing the sale of fetal body parts.

    Activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, breach of contract and trespass and violation of state and federal recording laws in Maryland, California and Florida by a ten-person federal jury. Punitive damages paid to Planned Parenthood will total be $870,000.

    Zachary Evans (National Review) supplies the details:

    Daleiden and Merritt released videos in 2015 of Planned Parenthood executives as well as footage from the 2014 National Abortion Federation conference, which they obtained while posing as researchers for a fake fetal tissue research company they called Biomax.

    In the videos, abortion industry players could be seen admitting to illegally altering abortion procedures in order to provide fresher, more intact fetal parts, as well as haggling with the investigators over prices. The investigators have also accused Planned Parenthood of illegally profiting off the sale of fetal tissue for medical research, using their footage as evidence.

    The verdict set “a dangerous precedent for citizen journalism and First Amendment civil rights across the country, sending a message that speaking truth and facts to criticize the powerful is no longer protected by our institutions,” read a statement from CMP.

    Planned Parenthood has doggedly insisted there was no illegal activity portrayed in the videos and accused the pro-life group of deceptively editing the footage — a charge, by the way, roundly refuted by the release of unedited materials.

    “The jury has spoken loud and clear,” said Planned Parenthood attorney Rhonda Trotter after the verdict. “Those who violate the law in an effort to limit access to reproductive rights and health care will be held accountable.”

    It was news in September when California obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Forrest Smith – responsible himself for thousands of abortions — testified on behalf of the CMP activists.

    “There’s no question in my mind that at least some of these fetuses were live births,” Smith told the court while describing the abortion procedures elaborated by Planned Parenthood executives in the CMP footage.

    So … Planned Parenthood, caught on audio/visual tape bartering with the highest bidders for the body parts of unborn human beings they’ve chopped up – some of them actually slain after being born – and the bad guys in this affair are who, exactly? The jury says it’s the outfit exposing this legalized infanticide. The people who recorded its representatives at work marketing its bloody by-product.

    Tell me, what’s wrong with this picture?

    “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20 (NKJV)

    H/T: Zachary Evans/National Review

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