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Darlings of Conservatives Charged With 15 Felonies

Two activists who filmed undercover videos of Planned Parenthood charged with 15 felonies

 

The two antiabortion activists who mounted a hidden-camera investigation against Planned Parenthood officials have been charged with 15 felony counts of violating the privacy of health-care providers by recording confidential information without their consent.

 

In announcing the charges against David Robert Daleiden and Sandra Merritt on Tuesday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the duo used manufactured identities and a fictitious bioresearch company to meet medical officials and covertly record the private discussions they initiated.

 

“The right to privacy is a cornerstone of California’s Constitution, and a right that is foundational in a free democratic society,” Becerra said. “We will not tolerate the criminal recording of confidential conversations.”

 

The criminal complaint alleges that on 14 occasions, between October 2013 and July 2015, Daleiden and Merritt filmed people without permission in Los Angeles, San Francisco and El Dorado counties. The activists face a felony count for each person covertly recorded, and an additional felony charge for criminal conspiracy to invade privacy.

 

The charges mark a major turning point in a case that had drawn national attention from both sides of the abortion debate and led to investigations — but no charges — against Planned Parenthood in 13 states. The secretly recorded conversations dropped during the politically tumultuous summer of 2015, amid a crowded field of Republican presidential contenders, and turned Daleiden into the biggest star of the antiabortion movement. The heavily edited videos attempted to discredit Planned Parenthood, long a target of the right, and galvanized conservatives’ efforts to pull funding from the women’s health organization and other family planning programs.

 

The court fight over the videos began in April 2015, when Daleiden and Merritt made site visits at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast headquarters, using fake names and driver’s licenses to portray themselves as a company interested in connecting Planned Parenthood health centers with research studies. The two antiabortion activists were actually affiliated with Daleiden’s little-known antiabortion nonprofit, the Center for Medical Progress.

 

Two activists who filmed undercover videos of Planned Parenthood charged with 15 felonies

 

LOCK THEM UP!  LOCK THEM UP! LOCK....


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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sp362:  So, editing a video to turn into biased propaganda is acceptable?  Again, try fact checking.

 

 

You're never going to get the jello to stay up on the wall. They twist into pretzels in the effort to defend and deflect, but sometimes it's fun watching their antics.

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@Panjandrum wrote:

sp362:  So, editing a video to turn into biased propaganda is acceptable?  Again, try fact checking.

 

 

You're never going to get the jello to stay up on the wall. They twist into pretzels in the effort to defend and deflect, but sometimes it's fun watching their antics.


Lately there have been attempts to make the jello stay on the wall by attempting to nail it there.

That has been an equally amusing failure...

 

 

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@alferdpacker wrote:


Lately there have been attempts to make the jello stay on the wall by attempting to nail it there.

That has been an equally amusing failure...

 

No matter how loud you shout it, the words of those women cannot be changed by calling them jello.

 

 


 

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@sp362 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@Panjandrum wrote:

rk9152:  I saw the recordings. I'm sure that anyone else who did would not be posting "they didn't" comments.

 

What recordings? Do you mean the edited videos? That's like saying you watched Moby Dick so there really is a monstrous murdering white whale stalking the oceans. 🙂


Certainly the edited videos. When one spends hours recording a conversation, most of the conversation isn't to the point. The to the point parts did show (among other things) the selling of body parts.


So, editing a video to turn into biased propaganda is acceptable?  Again, try fact checking.


Only when it supports the desires of the right.

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@rk9152 wrote:

An interesting set of events - PP sells body parts, someone goes "undercover" to reveal the truth. PP is not charged but the person revealing the truth is charged.

 

Radical Left Wing "darlings" logic.


Pay attention. PP was NOT selling body parts.

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We all knew that all of this was a hoax. but nevertheless, they still had the power to defund Planned Parenthood.

I don't think that the Koch brothers are too happy about many things that are defunded. One of the brothers is a very active contributor and donor for NPR and that is also on the cutting block. 
This Administration has managed to do the impossible. they have managed to make enemies of everyone alike. I will admit that the insults are equal to all parties. 
When is he going to realize that he needs coalitions in order to do anything? Even Big Brother and all of those programs, like Survivor have learned that.

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