Lila Rose’s Statement on Judge Proceeding With Criminal Trial Against David Daleiden & The Center for Medical Progress
“Not only is it a violation of their First Amendment rights and a gross abuse of power, it demonstrates the politically motivated double standard that exists for journalists in California seeking the truth.” – Lila Rose, President and Founder of Live Action
Washington, DC – On December 6th, a federal judge ruled that a criminal case with 9 felony charges will proceed against heroic journalists, David Daleiden, Sandra Merritt and The Center for Medical Progress for courageously exposing the abortion industry’s harvesting and trafficking of baby body parts.
Lila Rose, President and Founder of Live Action, responds:
“Today’s ruling in California v. David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt proves how unfounded and outrageous the charges are against Daleiden and Merritt. Not only is it a violation of their First Amendment rights and gross abuse of power, but it also demonstrates the politically motivated double standard that exists for journalists in California seeking the truth. The same year David and Sandra published their recordings of Planned Parenthood employees haggling over the price of aborted baby body parts, videos taken by undercover animal rights activists were praised and led to investigations of abuse in the poultry industry by then-Attorney General Kamala Harris — the same AG who then levied charges against the pro-life reporters. Instead of praise, David and Sandra still have nine charges against them that have nothing to do with violating privacy or video recording laws but everything to do with protecting the powerful and wealthy abortion industry.”
Live Action is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing the truth about abortion and affirming the life of every child. Live Action exists to change hearts and minds about abortion through compelling educational media, human interest stories, and investigative reporting that exposes the lies and corruption in the abortion industry. With the largest online following in the pro-life movement, Live Action’s videos and content reach millions of people every week. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org