National Abortion Federation Invited Undercover Fetal Harvesting Investigator Daleiden to Their ‘Top-Secret’ Meetings, and Invited Him Back

Life Legal Brief Completely Refutes National Abortion Federation: NAF Invited David Daleiden To Its ‘Secret’ Meetings The National Abortion Federation has played the victim card too long. In the months since suing David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) has claimed that David and other investigators are “racketeers” who went on a “three-year crime spree” and committed “fraud,” “crashed” the NAF meetings, and “stole” NAF information. NAF is suing for an injunction to prevent David from releasing the recordings and information he obtained at the NAF meeting on the grounds that he “snuck into” their completely secure, private meetings and repelled them with his constant questions about buying fetal tissue. Nothing could be further from the truth. On Thursday, Life Legal filed an opposition brief to NAF’s motion for preliminary injunction. The brief argues that the public has a right to know what David uncovered at the NAF meetings, that he conducted his investigation legally, and that NAF welcomed David and the other investigators as dealers in fetal tissue. David’s declaration, filed with the opposition brief, gives a very different version of events than NAF has provided — and includes the evidence to back it up: “In September 2013, I directed two investigators to attend a conference of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) as representatives of BioMax Procurement Services. At that time, BioMax was not registered with the California Secretary of State and did not have a website, flyers, or signage. BioMax was the name for a business that had not yet come into formal existence.” At the ARHP meeting, the...

Federal Appeals Court Shuts Down Abortion Group’s Attempt to Stop the Release of More Planned Parenthood Videos

A federal appeals court has shut down the attempt by a pro-abortion group to stop the release of more videos exposing the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Last month a federal judge in California blocked the release of additional videos showing the abortion industry selling the body parts of aborted babies for research. The order applies only to a trade group representing independent abortion businesses not affiliated with Planned Parenthood. While the videos have focused on the Planned Parenthood abortion business and the biotech firm StemExpress, which buys and resells aborted baby body parts from the abortion giant, the National Abortion Federation is concerned about footage from events it has sponsored for abortion clinics across the country. NAF said it “filed today in federal court seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction which would prohibit the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), David Daleiden, and others from releasing recordings and materials they illegally obtained at NAF’s educational meetings.” Today, a federal appeals court stopped NAF’s bid to block further videos. As Politico reports: A federal appeals court has stepped into the legal fray over undercover videos that anti-abortion groups say demonstrate the sale of aborted fetuses. On July 31, U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick issued a temporary restraining order barring the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress from releasing videos of National Abortion Federation meetings and from identifying any federation members by name. He’s extended the order several times, despite requests from CMP to lift it. On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit granted the anti-abortion video maker’s request to block Orrick from converting the temporary...

Judge Blocking Release of More Videos Exposing Sales of Aborted Baby Parts is an Obama Donor

A federal judge in California has blocked the release of additional videos showing the abortion industry selling the body parts of aborted babies for research. The order applies only to a trade group representing independent abortion businesses not affiliated with Planned Parenthood. Meanwhile, new information shows the judge in question is a donor and supporter of pro-abortion President Barack Obama, a close Planned Parenthood ally. While the videos have focused on the Planned Parenthood abortion business and the biotech firm StemExpress, which buys and resells aborted baby body parts from the abortion giant, the National Abortion Federation is concerned about footage from events it has sponsored for abortion clinics across the country. NAF said it “filed today in federal court seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction which would prohibit the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), David Daleiden, and others from releasing recordings and materials they illegally obtained at NAF’s educational meetings.” On Friday, a federal judge blocked the pro-life group from releasing any new videos that has NAF officials or events in them. Judge William Orrick in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation. In his three-page order, Orrick said the federation would likely suffer irreparable injury absent a temporary restraining order “in the form of harassment, intimidation, violence, invasion of privacy, and injury to reputation.” David Daleiden, a leader of the Center for Medical Progress who is also named in the suit, said in a statement that Planned Parenthood and its allies were trying to silence the group and...

Testimony by Abortion Providers Re Partial Birth Abortion (4/04)

Testimony from Abortion Doctors2April 2004Trials in the 3 lawsuits against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act began Monday, March 29th in three separate U.S. District Courts.  The primary plaintiff in the Southern District of New York is the National Abortion Federation (NAF); the plaintiffs in the District of Nebraska are Dr. Leroy Carhart and several other abortion doctors (Abortion Doctors), and the primary plaintiff in the Northern District of California is Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA).  The Attorney General of the United States is the defendant in each case.  After opening statements from each side, plaintiffs began presenting their evidence.  Excerpts from the unofficial transcripts of  testimony from the first 3 days of trial appear below.  NEW YORK CASE. DAY TWO:  Tuesday, March 30, 2004.Excerpts from NAF’s re-direct examination of Dr. Amos Grunebaum: THE COURT.  Doctor, you mentioned earlier today that you believe in full disclosure to your patients as to the procedures and the various possibilities that are available.THE WITNESS.  Yes, I do.THE COURT. And that you spell out for the woman just what is entailed in a D&E that involves dismemberment, correct.THE WITNESS.  Yes, I do.THE COURT.  You also spell out that if you are doing an intact D&E or D&X or partial-birth abortion, whichever term is used, that that entailed a partial delivery, and then the procedure you described of inserting the scissors in the base of the skull and using a suction devise to remove the brain.THE WITNESS.  Yes, I do.~THE COURT.  And that some of them desire that because after the procedure if they want to see or hold the dead fetus, is that...