Planned Parenthood allies sue to suppress truth about their actions….
Life Legal wins strong victory in court….
The Center for Medical Progress has released its seventh video on Planned Parenthood’s systematic practice of selling baby body parts.
One sickening revelation in the seventh video is that Planned Parenthood has no problem excising a marketable brain from a living baby, delivered through an illegal partial birth abortion procedure.
The viewer cringes as former “procurement tech” Holly O’Donnell gives her eyewitness account of how her superior volunteered to show her “something cool” – then instructed her in the art of removing the brain of a living baby through the face.
What most viewers don’t understand is that the Life Legal Defense Foundation is working to ensure that they could see CMP’s videos.
Earlier this month, StemExpress, the biotech firm buying baby body parts from Planned Parenthood in earlier undercover videos, filed a lawsuit against the Center for Medical Progress to prevent the release of video material obtained by CMP.
As part of the lawsuit, StemExpress went to court last Thursday, seeking to gain access to a specific video prior to a court hearing scheduled for Friday, August 21.
Life Legal’s Vice-President for Legal Affairs, Catherine Short, is lead counsel for David Daleiden and CMP. She appeared in court to argue the matter on their behalf.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O’Donnell ruled against StemExpress, denying the biomedical company access to the video among other items. Judge O’Donnell went so far to say that it appears unlikely that the Court will grant the preliminary injunction sought by StemExpress.
The judge noted that the proposed injunction would constitute a prior restraint on CMP’s rights under the First Amendment and under parallel protections in the California Constitution.
Short’s comment on the decision struck to the heart of StemExpress’ desperate lawsuit: “As is more than apparent from the videos that have been released, Planned Parenthood and StemExpress have plenty to hide. Planned Parenthood strives to argue only on the issue of whether they are profiting from fetal tissue. Then they strive to redefine profiting. But there are lots of other crimes involved. Planned Parenthood knows it is performing illegal partial birth abortions. Planned Parenthood’s allies know they are cutting organs out of living babies. The pro-aborts just don’t want anybody else to know what they know.”
No person with a soul can defend the actions of Planned Parenthood and its allies.
They are simply unconscionable.
This is not the first, or the last, battle in a war that has been waged to expose the truth behind Planned Parenthood’s illegal trafficking of human body parts.
While we celebrate this tremendous victory, there are more court battles on the horizon.
LLDF attorneys will be back in court this week and next week for more hearings in lawsuits filed by both StemExpress and the National Abortion Federation.
These suits seek to withhold the truth from the American public and to obliterate our First Amendment rights of free speech and freedom of the press.
[Life Legal Defense Foundation, August 2015 email]