Preliminary hearings have begun for David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, activists with the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), over whether or not they will go to trial for 15 felony counts of privacy invasion over secretly recording Planned Parenthood employees disgusting the graphic and perhaps illicit nature of their abortion operation.
Daleiden, who is the founder of CMP, shocked the world when he released hidden camera videos of Planned Parenthood officials bragging about how they traffic fetal tissue for profit years ago. His organization has paid a steep price for blowing the whistle on Planned Parenthood.
Daleiden and Merritt were charged as a result of releasing their powerful videos, which their lawyers allege is political retribution from powerful Democratic Party politicians such as California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris.
“This preliminary stage is the put-up-or-shut-up stage,” said lawyer Horatio Mihet, who is representing Merritt in the case. “What today has revealed is the prosecution by the attorney general is political in nature and built on a house of cards.”
Daleiden’s attorney Peter Breen noted outside of the courtroom that California Invasion of Privacy Act does not protect any conversation in an open forum that can be heard or recorded. The recordings alleged to be privacy violations come from the National Abortion Federation’s [NAF’s] annual meetings in 2014 and 2015 that took place in El Dorado, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, California.
“None of the content was confidential,” Breen said, also noting that Daleiden should be protected as a journalist and whistle-blower under California’s shield laws for his reporting.
Daleiden feels vindicated, as Planned Parenthood was essentially forced to admit in court on Tuesday that they do in fact traffic fetal parts to for-profit firms. The abortion industry is far more lucrative than Planned Parenthood would like to admit.
“Planned Parenthood abortion providers appeared under oath in court today and admitted supplying the body parts of children in the womb to for-profit brokers like StemExpress. Meanwhile, the Vice President of the National Abortion Federation denied any knowledge of the gruesome trafficking in fetal body parts, despite hosting StemExpress as a major vendor at the trade shows,” Daleiden said in a statement.
“The first day of testimony confirmed what we have been saying all along—this is a biased attack on First Amendment civil rights and a political prosecution to shield Planned Parenthood from accountability for their crimes against women and children,” he added.
The preliminary hearings are expected to continue for nine days as Daleiden and Merritt stand up for their rights against an industry that is very well-connected to institutional power that shields their glorified human trafficking operation from proper scrutiny.
Some of the video recorded by the CMP exposing Planned Parenthood corruption can be seen here:
EQUALITY: Tennessee Legislation Would Give Discretion to Fathers Regarding Abortions
This is what fairness looks like.
Two Tennessee state legislators have introduced legislation that would allow a father to file an injunction against the pregnant mother to stop him from ending the baby’s life.
State senator Mark Pody (R) filed SB0494 in the state senate while state representative Jerry Sexton (R) introduced HB1079 in the state house. The legislation would permit “a person to petition a court for an injunction to prohibit a woman who is pregnant with the person’s unborn child from obtaining an abortion.”
Additionally, the legislation gives the petitioner the ability “to execute a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity that is not subject to being rescinded or challenged.”
“If he can prove to the courts that he is the father, the biological father, then he has rights to what’s going on with his son or daughter,” Pody said, as reported by FOX 17 News.
FOX 17 News issued a poll to gauge the support of the measure and it is practically deadlocked, showing how equality is shamefully rejected by much of the masses:
POLL: A bill moving through the #tnleg would allow the father of an unborn child to petition the court (for an injunction) if the mother of the child is planning on getting an abortion. Do you support or oppose this legislation?
FULL STORY: https://t.co/APH9VLl38C@FOXNashville
— Kathleen Serie (@Fox17Kathleen) February 12, 2021
Leftist special interest groups are outraged at the notion, calling this push for true equality an attack on women’s rights.
“This unconstitutional legislation demonstrates the condescending mindset underlying this bill: that men should control women’s bodies,” ACLU of Tennessee Executive Director Hedy Weinberg said in a statement. “Women are not chattel and this bill needs to be stopped in its tracks.”
“This extreme and dangerous bill would even allow a rapist to stop his victim from ending a pregnancy,” Weinberg added.
Abortion proponents are inventing absurd hypotheticals in an attempt to deny basic equality for fathers. Planned Parenthood wants to protect its very lucrative fetal chop shop racket, after all.
“A pregnant person must have the ultimate control over their body and their pregnancy. The legislature needs to stop trying to distract the public from their leadership failures with increasingly stigmatizing abortion restrictions,” said Francie Hunt, who works as the executive director of Tennessee Advocates for Planned Parenthood.
“Nobody should have the power to make health care decisions for someone else — not a judge, a partner, and certainly not a rapist regardless of paternity,” Hunt added.
It turns out that feminists and social justice warriors don’t really want equality. They only want freedom from responsibility, which includes the “right” to murder a baby in the womb. This legislation in Tennessee evens the score and more states should consider similar measures secure to men’s rights.
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