Criminal prosecutors don’t want district attorney in Daleiden trial
Orange County's Rackauckas on fetal harvesting proves a point

2022-02-20T11:59:19-08:00February 21st, 2022|Abortion and pro-life issues|

Attorney General Rob Bonta’s office is prosecuting Daleiden as if the charges against him include violating National Abortion Federation policies when he recorded conversations at their convention. Daleiden’s counsel argues that the group’s policies and procedures are irrelevant because he was seeking evidence of criminal activity, in accordance with California law.

“The only dispute is whether the Defendants purposely recorded confidential communications or whether these conversations in public spaces where anyone could overhear them were reasonably intended by the Does, not by National Abortion Federation, to be confined to themselves and the Defendants,” Daleiden’s written response states.

The AG’s office seeks to exclude one piece of evidence in particular from the trial: testimony from the former Orange County district attorney, Tony Rackauckas. The former DA has testified that without Daleiden’s undercover videos, he would have never been able to sue and effectively shut down illegal fetal tissue harvesting businesses operating in California, also known as Planned Parenthood’s “middle-man” procurement companies.

The state wants to prevent Rackauckas from testifying because his statements affirm what California state law already establishes, and is the crux of Daleiden’s defense: Journalists recording undercover videos are protected by law if they are making reasonable, good faith efforts to investigate violent crimes.

In his personal declaration, Rackauckas states that Daleiden’s videos gave him not only the evidence he needed to pursue his 2016 investigation of the tissue procurement companies, but evidence the companies responded to by admitting guilt, paying $7.8 million, and closing their businesses. Daleiden’s videos may have been undercover, but because they revealed “evidence of infanticide, of partial birth abortion, of felony battery and of the illegal sales of fetal tissues and organs,” they are legal under California law.

Prosectors are also requesting that the court prevent Daleiden’s defense from using terms like “baby body parts” and describing failed abortions or partial-birth abortions….

The criminal trial is tentatively scheduled to take place in April.

The above comes from a Feb. 18 posting on The Federalist.

3 Comments

  1. asdfa February 21, 2022 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    So defeating that this story is limited to the Federalist and CC.com…I really hope New Advent picks it up…at the end of the day, as we’ve come to know, the facts won’t matter. But the judge assigned to the case will. And even if Daleiden prevails (the odds are extremely low) the killing industry will appeal to the 9th Circuit…the only hope is SCOTUS and that will be many years from now.

    But all this must come to pass…Gods will be done…

  2. Prayers for David Daleiden February 21, 2022 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Many prayers for the eventual triumph of God and His servant, David Daleiden, over Satan, Planned Parenthood, and the California A.G.!

    • Anne TE February 24, 2022 at 8:25 pm - Reply

      Amen!

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