Friday, September 1, 2017

David Daleiden Fined $200,000 for Releasing Undercover Video Exposing Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

A federal judge hit pro-life undercover investigator David Daleiden and two of his lawyers with a heavy fine this week after they released undercover footage of a National Abortion Federation conference.

Townhall reports U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick, who has ties to the abortion industry, ordered Daleiden and attorneys Steve Cooley and Brentford Ferreira to pay $195,359.04 in fines on Monday.

In July, Orrick held Daleiden and the two lawyers in contempt for releasing the videos in violation of a court order. Orrick quickly forced the videos to be taken down after they were released in May.

The video footage showed top Planned Parenthood staffers and other abortion industry leaders attending meetings of the National Abortion Federation in 2014 and 2015 and discussing gruesome details about aborted babies. In one clip, several attendees made jokes about eyeballs from aborted babies “rolling down into their laps.”

Orrick said the fine holds Daleiden and the two lawyers’ responsible for increased security and attorney fees for the National Abortion Federation as a result of the videos being released, according to the AP. . . . .

Ferreira told the AP that they plan to appeal.

In June, Daleiden’s lawyers asked that Orrick recuse himself from the case, arguing that he has links to the abortion industry. They said Orrick has had a long relationship with a group that partners with Planned Parenthood, and his wife publicly supported abortion online.

While Orrick was secretary of the board of the Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, the organization “embedded a Planned Parenthood clinic inside its premises, and lists among its ‘key partnerships’ … Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific …” according to the court documents.

The Planned Parenthood affiliate also is a member of the National Abortion Federation, the plaintiff in the case, according to the court document.

The Center for Medical Progress, Daleiden’s group, previously said he and his attorneys are being persecuted “just for trying to use the same video evidence in his defense that the California AG is using in his prosecution.” . . . Read More

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