The following comes from an April 5 Los Angeles Times article by Paige St. John:
Agents from state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris’ office searched the apartment of David Daleiden, the antiabortion activist whose controversial hidden camera videos last summer accused Planned Parenthood doctors of selling fetal tissue.
The Tuesday afternoon search was announced by Daleiden’s Center for Medical Progress, which posted a protest on its Facebook page.
The organization said Harris’ officers seized video files from Daleiden’s apartment as well as personal information. In the post, Daleiden said his “First Amendment work product” was taken, a reference to his claim that he and his work are protected as an “undercover journalist.”
Daleiden characterized Tuesday’s search as “an attack on citizen journalism.”
“This is no surprise — Planned Parenthood’s bought-and-paid-for AG has steadfastly refused to enforce the laws against the baby body parts traffickers in our state, or even investigate them,” he said.
“His actions are not without consequences,” Vicki Saporta, the CEO of the National Abortion Federation, said in a prepared statement. The group was one of the targets of Daleiden’s undercover taping.
Harris, who is running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, recently faced increasing criticism for taking no public action. That pressure coincided with Planned Parenthood’s own civil lawsuit in federal court accusing Daleiden of fraud and invasion of privacy.