Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Court Zaps Pro-Life Free Speech, Blocks More Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
The Center for Medical Progress called the decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday an “attack on the First Amendment,” and vowed to continue fighting the gag order.
The order involves undercover footage filmed at National Abortion Federation meetings. The pro-abortion group asked a court to block the Center for Medical Progress from releasing the footage, arguing that the undercover investigators violated a signed pledge to not distribute information from the NAF meetings without its consent, according to Politico.
On Wednesday, the 9th Circuit panel let stand an earlier decision by a federal judge to prohibit the release of the videos. The 9th Circuit panel argued that the videos “contain no evidence of criminal activity” and “the preliminary injunction carefully balances the interests of NAF and law enforcement.”
One of the three judges on the panel dissented. Judge Consuelo Callahan said law enforcement and state prosecutors should not be blocked from receiving the undercover footage, according to Politico. . . . Read More
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