Daleiden is modern-day David, says attorney

Monday, January 18, 2016
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

capture from CMP video #8Attorneys for a pro-life activist, who took on Planned Parenthood last year, say their client is in a modern-day David-versus-Goliath situation.

Using undercover videos, David Daleiden and his Center for Medical Progress exposed Planned Parenthood officials haggling over the sale of aborted baby parts among other devastating revelations. 

Daleiden and the Center created a fake medical procurement company with the goal of proving the abortion giant profits from selling baby parts and organs, which is a federal crime.

Beyond those allegations, the the videos caused an uproar among pro-lifers due to their barbarity, such as baby body parts being examined in a petri dish. 

"Oh my God, gonads," Dr. Carolyn Westhoff, a medical advisor to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, says in the 10th video Daleiden released.

Planned Parenthood has filed a federal lawsuit against Daleiden and is seeking two injunctions against him, says attorney Alexandra Snyder of Life Legal Defense Foundation.

She says the injunctions, if allowed, "would completely prevent David and his team from ever investigating Planned Parenthood again."

That is known, in constitutional terms, as a prior restraint.

Snyder says courts tend to disfavor it so it will be interesting so see what approach Planned Parenthood tries to use to get around it.

Capture from CMP video #5In a story about the lawsuit, The Washington Post reports that Planned Parenthood claims Daleiden "broke multiple federal laws as part of its campaign, including violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly called RICO, as well as engaging in mail fraud, invasion of privacy, illegal secret recording and trespassing."

In a statement, Daleiden responded that he looks forward to "deposing all the CEOs, medical directors and their co-conspirators who participated in Planned Parenthood’s illegal baby body parts racket.”

Snyder tells OneNewsNow that Planned Parenthood has hired one of the most powerful law firms in the nation to fight Daleiden.

"That firm itself has an annual revenue of $700 million," says Snyder, hence the comparison to David and Goliath.

Those huge resources, she says, are "leveled against a young man who really just wants the truth to get out."

Snyder points out that Planned Parenthood  has approximately $1.4 billion in revenue a year.

 

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