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Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco against Susan Merritt and also David Daleiden — the two undercover investigators that revealed the sale of body parts going on within Planned Parenthood abortion clinics. Liberty Counsel has now filed a motion to dismiss these retaliatory lawsuits trying to silence them.
Mat Staver: These cases here against David Daleiden and Sandra Susan Merritt — the client that we represent — are no doubt intended to silence them. They have filed a federal lawsuit in San Francisco of all places, seeking millions of dollars in damages against both of these undercover investigators. And in fact, this is merely to silence them and make them go away.
Liberty Counsel has now filed what’s called an “anti-SLAPP” lawsuit or motion because what they are trying to do is to stop free speech and we’re not about to stand by and let that happen.
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Matt Barber: Yea Mat, beyond that we have a rich history in this country of our laws being in place to protect the whistleblower. When somebody blows the whistle on corruption or crime that is occurring, then the laws are in place to protect those individuals. And when the government, as we see here in this case, and other cases in Texas and elsewhere where the government goes after individuals who are whistleblowers…
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