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International – Planned Parenthood

March 2016

The man from Texas who exposed Planned Parenthood’s (PP) practice of selling aborted baby body parts has himself been indicted. David Daleiden, a pro-life activist who worked for Live Action before founding the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) in 2013, was charged in January.

The Harris County District Attorney’s office censured the man, who went undercover to film evidence of the negotiation over foetal tissue sale, for his involvement with the purchase and sale of human organs and for tampering with a governmental record.

Mr Daleiden’s associate Sandra Merritt was also indicted for tampering with a governmental record. If Mr Daleiden is convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. 

Yet despite footage demonstrating the abortion facility has been illegally profiteering from the sale of foetal tissue, no charges were brought against the Gulf Coast branch of PP.

A petition backing Mr Daleiden against PP has now passed 100,000 signatures, with many supporters calling on the US abortion giant to come clean over the practice.

In response to the footage that had been released by the Center for Medical Progress, the US House of Representatives, as well as the Senate, passed a bill to defund PP for one year. However, President Obama vetoed the bill in January.

Andrea Williams, of Christian Concern, said justice had not been done. She said: ‘Charging the man who sought to expose this deplorable practice for buying foetal tissue is a clear admission that PP is guilty of selling it. Yet, despite this evidence captured on film, the PP staff involved walk free. Rather than an objective decision, giving proper weight to the evidence, the outcome was politically motivated. Justice has not been done here’.

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