Planned Parenthood is going after the vindicated David Daleiden again.
Daleiden’s Center for Medical Progress released a series of secretly recorded videos last summer that showed Planned Parenthood doctors and other employees casually discussing the sale of aborted-baby body parts. The videos no doubt embarrassed the abortion mill, which denied doing anything wrong and claimed the videos had been deceptively edited.
A Texas grand jury indicted Daleiden and colleague Sandra Merritt for felony tampering with a governmental record (fake ID) and misdemeanor attempting to buy tissue from aborted babies after posing as tissue buyers in the videos. A judge and a prosecutor’s office recently dismissed all charges against Daleiden and Merritt.
The abortion mill recently filed another lawsuit against Daleiden (and the University of Washington) to stop him from releasing more information about the industry.
The school bought aborted-baby body parts from the business that killed the babies, and Daleiden requested information about these transactions. The school, which receives taxpayers’ funds, was set to release the documents, but the abortion mill put a stop to it.
From the Washington Times:
“The American people, whose tax dollars make this entire barbaric industry possible, deserve to know the truth,” the Center for Medical Progress said in a statement.
The class-action lawsuit claims to represent as many as 150 plaintiffs associated with Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and Idaho, the Planned Parenthood Federation for America, the Birth Defects Research Center and other groups.
The lawsuit charges that the open-records request, by releasing plaintiffs’ home addresses and telephone numbers, would violate their constitutional right to privacy and the Washington Public Records Act.
Planned Parenthood also accuses Mr. Daleiden of attempting to uncover its employees’ and associates’ personal information for nefarious purposes.
Daleiden denied that he requested personal information.