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.