The following news release comes from Daniel Piedra, fcdflegal.org.
Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund attorneys representing pro-life journalist, David Daleiden, will be deposing senior-level Planned Parenthood officials about the abortion giant’s illegal selling of baby parts.
The depositions are part of Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against Daleiden and his organization, the Center for Medical Progress.
In 2016, Planned Parenthood Federation of America sued Daleiden in San Francisco federal court, alleging that the journalist had used fraudulent means to enter their conferences and gain access to meetings with their staff to expose the organization’s illegal sale of baby body parts. Planned Parenthood contends the videos are false and misleading.
In response, Daleiden argues that the videos are accurate and that his undercover investigations are protected by the First Amendment.
“Planned Parenthood is spending millions of dollars to destroy a young man who exposed fetal tissue trafficking in the abortion industry,” said Charles LiMandri, Daleiden’s chief counsel. “We have no doubt that officials’ testimonies will shed a light on Planned Parenthood’s illegal operations.”
In July 2015, Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress began releasing a series of videos of senior abortion providers discussing practices such as profiting from the sale of fetal organs and altering abortion methods to procure fetal specimens.
The Center for Medical Progress first released video footage of Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior medical director for plaintiff Planned Parenthood openly admitting that she alters abortion techniques to procure intact fetal organs for research.
The center also released a video of Dr. Mary Gatter, president of plaintiff Planned Parenthood’s medical directors’ council, in which she openly haggled with investigators about the price of fetal specimens.
“Planned Parenthood has everything to lose if the full scope of their illicit trade in aborted baby body parts is revealed,” said David Daleiden.
Trial is set for September 2019.