Richards Tailors Suit to Hush Critics

Barb Wire

If Planned Parenthood is so “proud” of its business selling baby body parts, why is it suing to cover it up? That’s a question most Americans should be asking, now that the country’s largest abortion business is taking the Center for Medical Progress to court. David Daleiden’s group, the one responsible for blowing the lid off of this controversy with a string of undercover videos, has single-handedly transformed the debate — and people’s opinions — about Cecile Richards’ group.

Now, months later, Planned Parenthood is desperately trying to change the conversation away from their wrongdoing to someone else. Unfortunately for Planned Parenthood, no amount of court proceedings can erase the memory of its own employees joking and laughing about the going rate for tiny baby organs. For Daleiden, whose group was fully prepared for the legal pushback, the videos have already accomplished their goal: prompting more Americans to reevaluate the government’s hefty investment in Planned Parenthood’s dark and callous world. “Game on Planned Parenthood!!” Daleiden wrote on Facebook. “I look forward to taking your depositions.”

For his part, Daleiden is unfazed. “Planned Parenthood is under investigation by the United States Congress and multiple law enforcement agencies, while their business is drying up and the public is turning against their barbaric abortion for baby parts trade,” the Center said in a statement. “Now they are filing a frivolous lawsuit in retaliation for CMP’s First Amendment investigative journalism that has done nothing more than tell the truth about Planned Parenthood’s lawless operations. This last-ditch move of desperation is going to expose all of the sordid dealings of the California Planned Parenthood affiliates to the light of the legal system and the public will see them for the corrupt abortion and baby body parts profiteers that they really are.”

Hear from David in person next Friday, January 22, at FRC’s annual ProLifeCon!

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Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law. (Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)

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