David Daleiden: pro-life hero or embarrassment?

John McDonald, Contributing Writer

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Devon Anderson, District Attorney of Harris County, Texas, has indicted David Daleiden, a man some consider to be a pro-life hero. A closer look into the District Attorney’s past suggests a bias leading to a potential breach in justice.

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP), a pro-life organization that made waves this summer with a series of undercover videos accusing Planned Parenthood of a number of atrocities, is the cause of an indictment, but not the one they had hoped for.

On Jan. 25, Anderson indicted Daleiden, the director of CMP, and fellow CMP investigator, Sandra S. Merritt, for making two fake California driver’s licenses. Daleiden also was indicted for attempting to buy fetal tissue, although it is clear in the videos that he is attempting to buy fetal tissue only to expose Planned Parenthood.

One who watched these videos might think that the District Attorney would go after Planned Parenthood, as the numerous, unaltered videos produced by CMP give potential evidence of apparently selling baby parts for profit. Instead, the District Attorney is going after those trying to expose a multi-million dollar organization. Anyone who watches the CMP videos can clearly see the heinous acts of Planned Parenthood.

We do know that in 2013 Anderson oversaw a grand jury case of Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen. He was accused of killing babies who survived botched abortions by twisting their necks. Even though there were personal testimonies and photo evidence of the accusations, the grand jury failed to indict the abortionist. It is believed that evidence was withheld from the grand jury. Additionally, Karpen’s attorney, Chip Lewis, suspiciously donated a whopping $25,000 to Anderson’s re-election campaign in 2014, according to LifeNews.com.

It comes as no surprise then that an attorney for Planned Parenthood, Josh Schaffer, claims a prosecutor told him that the grand jury never voted to press criminal charges against Planned Parenthood even after the release of CMP’s videos.

If one looks closely enough, they will see that this failure to indict Planned Parenthood is not because of the merit of the case, but because of Anderson.

The evidence condemning Planned Parenthood is abundant in videos CMP released last summer. These videos contain evidence of Planned Parenthood’s potentially illegal actions, including profiting from the sale of fetal tissue, procuring fetal tissue without the consent of the mother and performing partial-birth abortions.

In one video, a high-level employee, Dr. Mary Gatter, haggles for the price of fetal tissue. This information is damning evidence of corruption. Planned Parenthood employees cannot choose the price they will pay for fetal tissue because they must only accept what will recoup the medical costs. Furthermore, the costs are fixed.

In another video, a Planned Parenthood abortionist, Amna Dermish, describes how she would perform illegal partial birth abortions.

Either Anderson must be habitually oblivious to evidence when it involves Planned Parenthood, or she could have an ulterior motive which causes her to push grand juries in the wrong direction by disregarding evidence. In addition to investigating each Planned Parenthood in the CMP videos, Anderson should be investigated for political corruption.

Daleiden and Merritt are not the first victims of Anderson’s controversial actions. The real victims of these previous events are those babies who continue to be aborted at Planned Parenthood. CMP is doing a great service to the country and to humanity, and it should not be discouraged by this recent indictment. The sacrifice of fighting for the unborn pales in comparison to the infinite worth of every human soul saved from abortion.

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