By Daily Wire. On Friday, a San Francisco Superior Court judge dropped five of the standing 14 felony charges against undercover journalist David Daleiden in the so-called “Baby Body Parts” case that exposed unsavory and potentially illegal practices by abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
“Today, Thomas More Society attorneys secured the dismissal of five more felony counts, six in total, at the conclusion of the Preliminary Hearing in the California criminal case against undercover journalist David Daleiden,” the Thomas More Society, a nonprofit law firm representing Daleiden, said in a press release sent to The Daily Wire.
“Superior Court Judge Christopher Hite issued his final probable cause order today, leaving nine out of an original fifteen felony counts, to proceed to trial,” the press release explained. . .
Peter Breen, Daleiden lawyer and Thomas More Society VP, said the legal team was “pleased” over the tossing of another five felonies, but underscored the absurdity of any of the charges holding up. . .
On November 15, Planned Parenthood was awarded nearly $2 million after Daleiden and fellow journalist Sandra Merritt recorded executives seemingly haggling over the prices of abortion baby body parts, The Daily Wire reported. (Read more from “Judge Drops Five Felony Charges Against Journalist Who Exposed Planned Parenthood” HERE)
Planned Parenthood Targets GOP Senators in Seven-Figure Ad Campaign
By The Hill. Planned Parenthood is targeting Republican senators in a seven-figure ad campaign over the Trump administration’s changes to a federally funded birth control program.
The campaign, which will include ads on television, radio and digital platforms, as well as mailers, will target three Republican incumbents who Democrats hope to defeat in 2020: Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).
Planned Parenthood and other groups left the Title X family planning program earlier this year arguing they could not ethically follow the Trump administration’s new rules blocking providers from referring people for abortions.
Planned Parenthood predicts outrage over the change will lead to a backlash against Trump and Republicans in 2020.
An ad airing in Colorado argues that Gardner doesn’t “care about women’s health.” (Read more from “Planned Parenthood Targets GOP Senators in Seven-Figure Ad Campaign” HERE)