Thomas More Society attorneys are preparing to appeal a decision issued in federal court on April 7, 2021 granting the National Abortion Federation summary judgment and a permanent injunction in their lawsuit against undercover journalist David Daleiden. United States District Judge William H. Orrick III handed down an order that declared Daleiden in breach of contract with the abortion provider association for filming at the group’s national conferences. Orrick also imposed a permanent injunction against Daleiden, preventing him from ever releasing hundreds of hours of his videos taken at those conferences. Daleiden’s prior video releases exposed the role of Planned Parenthood and others in the abortion industry in the sale of fetal tissue from aborted human babies.
“This permanent injunction covering up the release of incriminating video from a large abortion trade show strikes at the heart of the First Amendment,” stated Thomas More Society Vice President and Senior Counsel Peter Breen, who has been leading the not-for-profit law firm’s defense of Daleiden. “The American people deserve to see and hear what the abortion providers of this country are willing to say and do to skirt and even violate the law. We will appeal this decision, to vindicate David Daleiden’s rights and the rights of every brave undercover journalist in this country and to hold bad actors like the National Abortion Federation to account.”
Read the Order on Motion for Summary Judgement and Permanent Injunctive Relief issued from the United States District Court – Northern District of California, on April 7, 2021, by Judge William H. Orrick III in National Abortion Federation v. Center for Medical Progress, et. al. here.
The above comes from an email from The Thomas More Society.
The truth is “dangerous” to those who live and move and have their being in darkness.
Cover ups are important to evil doers, including those within the Church.
Think of King Herod martyring Saint John the Baptist because he spoke the truth about Herod’s behavior.
Pray for Judge Orrick. He went to a “Catholic” law school, he was affiliated with Planned Parenthood (the biggest of Big Abortion) and his wife is an abortion promoter.
In this case, Lady Justice is not blind or blind-folded but rather covering the eyes of others so that they cannot see the truth about abortion.
And, pray for Mr. Daleiden. If he did something so terrible, why can’t the public see his criminal conversations and recordings of talks, which all took place in public places?
As the Judge Himself says, “This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.” John 3:19-20
If he’s so committed to the cause, he’ll release the videos anyway and face the music. Now I guess we’ll see.
Indeed… why didn’t he release all the videos at once to begin with? He wanted to string things along for maximum publicity and attention and fundraising. Now he has to choose. I’m guessing he won’t be so committed to his cause that he’ll risk prison time or a hefty fine.
Anonymouses, if young Mr. Daleiden continues to fight for “the cause,” rather than be imprisoned, that does not mean he is not committed.
It’s easy to be anonymously critical.
What causes are you willing to be imprisoned for?
Why the cynical remarks about his fundraising?
Mr. Daleiden was ordered to pay $2.3 million dollars to Planned Parenthood (the world’s largest abortion company), whose CEO makes more than $1 million a year. Planned Parenthood again gets tax money from all of us. The Center for Medical Progress is supported entirely by voluntary donations.
It seems you anonymously have some other agenda(s). Would you mind sharing with us?
(Or, come by after our outdoor Mass some Sunday morning and I’d be happy to talk about this in-person, privately.)
They simply cannot tolerate seeing the truth. Their evil is right there on video for them and others to see. Maybe if they accepted it for what it is… evil, many would repent. But the demonic knows as long as it is hidden it will lead to more destruction.
All sin is like this.
This Divine Mercy Sunday may millions turn from their sin and ask God for Mercy.
Open our eyes Lord to Truth.
How do you know it’s on video if the videos haven’t been released?
I do t know a whole lot about this trial but I do know that there were tremendous forces keeping under oath testimony from seeing the light of day in the Prop8 trial. A public trial that was so secretive that the transcripts had to be used to stage a re-enactment. And I think it might have been this judge that kept those tapes secret though I may be mistaken.
Given that the videos were not filmed with consent, it is illegally obtained. Imagine a pedophile victim, suspecting cover up, clandestinely recorded some bishop telling him of some plot to keep the public unaware of any pedophile priests being protected and moved around. This evidence would be disallowed, and most judges would place injunctions against showing to the public. So this is less a plot to cover up a pro-choice nefarious plot and simply protecting the right to consent before videotaping.
When you’re in a public place, with no expectation of privacy, no consent is required.
Former police officer Derek Chauvin did not consent to being videotaped while kneeling on George Floyd’s neck.
Should that evidence be ruled inadmissible?
Should all journalists be banned from using candid recordings?
Here’s from today’s news:
A staffer for CNN spoke candidly to an undercover journalist about the political motivations the network had during the 2020 presidential election, boasting the left-leaning outlet helped defeat former President Donald Trump and even calling his own employer “propaganda.”
In the first installment of what’s billed as a three-part #ExposeCNN campaign from Project Veritas, network technical director Charles Chester shed light on how the network wanted to remove its nemesis from the White House and help now-President Biden.
“Look at what we did, we got Trump out,” Chester said in a celebratory tone. “I am 100% going to say it. And I 100% believe it that if it wasn’t for CNN, I don’t know that Trump would have got voted out.”
Dremel and other leftists don’t like it when their evil is exposed.
I thought truth was an absolute defense against libel. If the lawyers are so confident, why not release the videos and see what happens in court, all the way to the Supreme Court?
How do you propose they be released? The internet will certainly block them. You do recall we no longer have “free speech” as we once did.
Marie, no one owns the Internet. Someone who owns a website may choose their content. There is nothing wrong with that.
We have free speech. And we have more outlets for it than ever.
But we also have a huge amount of anxiety about using our free speech because people who disagree with us also have free speech.
And because there are legal consequences for misusing our free speech.
I realize with your repeated anonymous posts that your are here only to cause trouble.
Tell your abortion -loving masters that you did your job today.
Maybe they will give you sprinkles on your cupcake.
My Master is Jesus Christ. He does not love abortion.
I have one post on this article.
I do not see how a reminder that one has freedom is making trouble.
The very Son of God– Jesus Christ– was condemned to death, with a false trial, and fake conviction… David Daleiden and his CMP are heroes, perhaps will be martyred saints…May the evil 1973 Roe vs. Wade SCOTUS decision someday be overturned and outlawed. May all diabolic belief in, promotion of, and committing of all sexual sins, be destroyed, worldwide. May the fraudulent, false, diabolic, unconscionable “scientific” work of extremely deluded, immoral, Godless, sinful men, like Freud and others, lacking a moral conscience, be exposed and destroyed. May the murder of unborn children be outlawed, totally forbidden, and unthinkable, worldwide. May Traditional Marriage and Family, and the sacredness of Motherhood, and Christ-like Fatherhood, reign as the cornerstone of all societies. May God be respected, loved, worshipped and obeyed, by all on earth.