March 29, 2017
In America, it is perfectly legal to sell the body parts of dead infants to be used in medical experiments.
What is illegal is to pretend you want to buy these baby parts, and film the transaction.
That’ll get you locked the hell up.
California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent.
State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the charges against David Daleiden of Davis, California, and Sandra Merritt of San Jose. The two operate the Irvine-based Center for Medical Progress.
The allegations say the pair filmed 14 people without permission between October 2013 and July 2015 in Los Angeles, San Francisco and El Dorado counties. One felony count was filed for each person. The 15th was for criminal conspiracy to invade privacy.
Becerra says they used a fictitious bioresearch company to meet with women’s health care providers and covertly record them.
Daleiden, in an email to The Associated Press, said the “bogus” charges are coming from “Planned Parenthood’s political cronies.”
“The public knows the real criminals are Planned Parenthood and their business partners,” Daleiden said.
In April of last year, Daleiden said in a Facebook post that California Department of Justice agents raided his home, seizing all of his video footage along with personal information.
Since then, the case had gone largely quiet, with virtually no revelations about the investigation and no indication that the charges were coming before they were filed Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court.
Okay so, yes, it makes sense that secretly filming people against their will without their knowledge should be illegal. I can see how that makes sense.
However, there is context here. Anti-PP groups knew that they were harvesting and selling organs, and it was covered up, and the government wouldn’t do anything about it. So what were they supposed to do?
This is like “shooting people is wrong – unless it’s in self-defense.”
I’m not even really one to get all emotional about the baby-killing aspect of abortion – I’m mainly opposed to it because of the way it empowers women to not be responsible for their own behavior – but this was just really sick.
Selling pieces of dead babies is sick as all hell.
And the government has done nothing about this. They say it’s legal.
We need to defund Planned Parenthood, and we need to do it quickly.