Tuesday, the state of California held its primary in preparation for November’s elections, and Planned Parenthood was thrilled with the results. Why? Because Attorney General Xavier Becerra won. On the surface, this may not seem notable; cheering on pro-abortion politicians is par for the course when it comes to the abortion lobby. But in this case, there are some massive ethical breaches.
Some may recognize Becerra’s name: he is the attorney general who refused to investigate Planned Parenthood after the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) exposed the abortion giant’s criminal activities. Around the country, CMP found that Planned Parenthood was selling the body parts of babies they aborted. They also were found to be killing preborn babies that survived abortions — babies that were born alive.
But rather than hold Planned Parenthood accountable for its lawbreaking, Becerra went after the Center for Medical Progress. He filed 15 charges against investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, and refused to even investigate the likely criminal activity found in CMP’s videos.
So it’s no wonder Planned Parenthood has cheered his victory.
Congrats to our fearless champion for reproductive rights, immigrant rights, and MORE @XavierBecerra during @CAPrimary2018. Planned Parenthood is honored to stand next you. #XB4AG pic.twitter.com/sK3F5J20Y2
— Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (@PPActionCA) June 6, 2018
They were certainly honest in this tweet; Becerra has been their champion. Just watch the video below:
When Planned Parenthood was caught breaking the law, he refused to investigate or file charges. He then went after the people who investigated them. And now the abortion corporation has returned the favor by publicly endorsing him. As Live Action President Lila Rose pointed out, this is a severe miscarriage of justice:
Using state power to attack citizen journalists who expose crimes against the defenseless is a severe miscarriage of justice.
The real criminal is Planned Parenthood, not David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. The Center for Medical Progress did a tremendous service by exposing the barbaric baby parts trafficking that Planned Parenthood had kept hidden behind closed doors. They should be lauded for their brave work, not punished.
California’s last two pro-abortion attorneys general have yet to investigate Planned Parenthood after two congressional committees found significant evidence that it may have broken the law with its baby parts trafficking scheme. Similar charges against David and Sandra were dropped in Texas months ago, yet Mr. Becerra insists on punishing them and putting his political agenda ahead of the laws that he was sworn to uphold.