Key Charge Dropped Against Anti-Abortion Activist in Planned Parenthood Sting

Daleiden-compressed(Reuters) — A Texas judge on Tuesday dropped a misdemeanor charge regarding the purchase of human tissue against an anti-abortion activist indicted for using a fake driver’s license ID to aid secret filming inside a Planned Parenthood facility, prosecutors said.

David Daleiden, indicted in January by a Houston-area grand jury, is still facing a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record, which can bring up to 20 years in prison.

“We do not intend to appeal the judge’s decision. Our office remains focused on the felony charge,” Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said in a statement.

The misdemeanor charge for trying to procure fetal tissue carries a punishment of up to one year in jail.

“This is a huge win for the pro-life movement,” said Jared Woodfill, an attorney for Daleiden. “The court recognized that the charges brought by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office were flawed from their inception.”

Daleiden has been offered a probation deal in which, if he keeps a clean record for a certain period of time, charges would be dropped, prosecutors said in February.

Daleiden’s lawyers said at the time he planned to reject the deal and was seeking an apology from prosecutors.

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Daleiden leads the California-based Center for Medical Progress, which released secretly filmed videos from a Houston-area Planned Parenthood office to accuse the women’s health group of trading in aborted fetal tissue.

Planned Parenthood has denied Daleiden’s allegations and sued in federal court, arguing that the people who recorded the videos acted illegally.

In a twist for the Texas Republican leaders who had ordered an investigation based on the allegations from Daleiden’s group, the grand jury in January cleared Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing and indicted video makers Daleiden and Sandra Merritt.

Lawyers for the anti-abortion activists have not disputed that the pair used false IDs but said they did so for investigative journalism.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Dan Grebler)


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  • TheBottomline4This

    PP is evil since they kill. Any “good” things they do for women’s “healthcare” pales in comparison to the millions of murders they have committed through the years. Much blood is on their hands and God doesn’t approve. Thankfully God will give them exactly what they deserve unless they repent. His vengeance for murdering will be swift and just when each person’s time comes. PP makes Hitler look like a nice guy in comparison to the numbers of each life they have taken.

    • Jalapeno

      Why in the world would you put healthcare in quotation marks?

      Do you not think that pap smears and contraception count as healthcare?

      • TheBottomline4This

        Jally, you contribute nothing of substance here.

        • Jalapeno

          Yeah, I guess explaining your silly quotation marks is kinda difficult, as is admitting that they actually do some good.

          • TheBottomline4This

            No. You contribute nothing of substance here.

          • Jalapeno

            Yeah, questions are pointless. Defending what you say is dumb and irrelevant.

          • TheBottomline4This

            No trying to explain it to someone as dull as you is pointless.

          • Amos Moses

            “Hey…….. i murdered someone last week ……….. but i did help an old lady cross the street and bought some girl scout cookies ……. so it all equals out …… right? “

          • Jalapeno

            I’m not saying it cancels out.

            I asked why they put healthcare in quotation marks.

          • Amos Moses

            Thats why ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

          • Jalapeno

            Because..it doesn’t cancel out?

            That doesn’t make it not healthcare, it just makes it not good enough to makeup for other things they do.

          • Amos Moses

            See, you get it ………..

          • Jalapeno

            Again..

            Saying that the healthcare does not cancel out the bad stuff is not the same as saying that the healthcare isn’t healthcare.

          • Amos Moses

            Well, gee ………… murder is not “healthcare” …………….. now is it ………….. so it is just another lie ………. and a racist lie at that …………. most of those murdered are black ……….

          • Jalapeno

            Think about it for a second.

            The comment was saying that the “healthcare” does not cancel out the abortion.

            Therefore..the healthcare is SEPERATE than the abortion…it’s obviously referring to the other things they do, such as pap smears, birth control pills, and sometimes even stuff like general physicals and vaccines.

          • Amos Moses

            Think about it for a second.
            The comment was saying that the “healthcare” does not cancel out the abortion………… So abortion is murder …… and the rest of what they do is cancelled by the murder ……..

            Therefore..the healthcare is SEPERATE than the abortion…
            Obviously not ………… if they want to be known for healthcare ……. then they should do that and not murder …….

          • Jalapeno

            “The comment was saying that the “healthcare” does not cancel out the abortion………… So abortion is murder …… and the rest of what they do is cancelled by the murder ……..”

            Yes. I understand.

            I’m talking about the fact that they put “healthcare” in quotation marks, which implies that they don’t consider it healthcare.

            Regardless of your opinion of the rest of what they do, it takes a special kind of liar to claim that pap smears and vaccines aren’t healthcare.

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            America=ProLife MAJORITY—growing!!!! ;D

            {No matter how much pro-aborts whine about it}

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            NO mammograms=planned”parent”in the white hoods=LIARS

          • Jalapeno

            Let me guess..you’re whining because they don’t actually have mammogram machines?

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Just knew you couldn’t even guess, much less made an educated one, pro-abort. O_0

          • Jalapeno

            Okay then. What’s the whining for?

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            You’re the one doing it. Do tell.

          • Jalapeno

            Not at all.

            I’m merely saying that Planned Parenthood does actual healthcare, not just abortions.

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            You are wrong, pro-abort. It does not.

          • Jalapeno

            So..you don’t think papsmears are healthcare?

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            You refuse to admit the truth.

          • Jalapeno

            It’s a simple question.

            Do you think papsmears count as healthcare?

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Once you simply admit the racist&misogynist planned”parent”in the white hoods harms women.

          • Jalapeno

            Yes, I’m sure the medical procedures they do occasionally hurt women.

            You’ve already made me admit that abortions cause death though..so..your turn.

            Do papsmears count as healthcare?

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Try kill women.

            If you kill, you do nothing right, pro-abort. Good riddance.

          • Jalapeno

            Is a papsmear healthcare?

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Why do you insist moms’ babies be killed by the criminally investigated,

            racist&misogynist planned”parent”hood?

          • Jalapeno

            I’d love it if no one ever got an abortion.

            Do you know of a safer, better place for these women to get the abortions that they’re legally entitled to though?

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Depends on what your definition of ‘love’ is&what moms&babies need are the life-affirming love&support that they deserve, which killing their babies will never offer.

            “Everything [little] hitler did was legal.”—Reverend Dr. M.L.K.,Jr.

          • Jalapeno

            I’m not sure how else I can phrase that to make you understand it.

            I do not like abortions. I’d prefer if no one got them, but women are legally entitled to them.

            If you’re going to complain about them using PP, do you have someplace else in mind?

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Here’s my shocked look…O_0 I’ll try to make it less painful for you.
            Do you mean ‘love’ like the crazed baby-killer’s, robert j. santella, in San Diego?

            Little hitler killed Jews “legally.” Your mentality lines up with that evil.

            Educate yourself about Pregnancy Resource Centers so you can quit your whining.

          • Jalapeno

            “Do you mean ‘love’ like the crazed baby-killer’s, robert j. santella, in San Diego?”

            I’m not sure why the idea of not liking abortions is so confusing to you.

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Your confusion lies in the pro-abort Lie. Let that simmer for a bit.

            When you can list an abortuary that does not tear a baby limb from limb, or just so much as keep it clean for women, we’ll see.

          • Jalapeno

            Weren’t you saying that PP wasn’t a good place to get an abortion because they are liars or whatever?

            Shouldn’t that mean you know of a safer place? I guess you could have just been advocating to make sure that women have a safe, trusted place to go to get the healthcare they are legally entitled to…how nice of you to be so concerned for them.

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Try paying attention this time:

            The racist&misogynist planned”parent”in the white hoods kills unborn babies & emotionally mauls their moms, so that makes them very bad.

            Why don’t you try offering moms&babies a chance to coexist, instead.

          • Jalapeno

            Yeah, but women are entitled, by law, to make this choice.

            I thought you were just being concerned for them and wanted to make sure that they could go to a safer place to get abortions. Guess I shouldn’t have assumed the best of you eh?

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Nah, I know your pro-abort party of death’s mascot is a mule, but you can’t seriously be that stubborn—study the little hitler quote.

            And quit trying to make an a$$-(out of)-u-&-me. Get a life. I save them.

          • Jalapeno

            Women are going to continue to get abortions…you seem to think that PP isn’t safe enough for that.

            Would you rather they go to hospitals?

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Just like slavery was abolished, so will the killing of unborn Americans be abolished—by this generation, whether you like it or not.

            America=ProLife MAJORITY—&growing! 😀

          • Jalapeno

            Abortion is still legal.

            So..you don’t trust PP, but don’t mind that women have to rely on it if they choose to get an abortion?

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            The killing of unborn human beings is DYING.

            Abortuaries are dropping like flies

            Women deserve better than your filthy, baby-butcher shops.

          • Jalapeno

            Okay…where should they go to get an abortion? You’re obviously concerned that the health clinics they have to use now aren’t clean enough…

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            NEVER a “need” to kill a baby, pro-abort.

          • Jalapeno

            Women are going to be getting abortions though.

            You said that they deserve better than going to a “filthy, baby-butcher shop”…so where should they go to get an abortion?

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Nope.

          • Jalapeno

            Don’t they deserve better than going to the “filthy baby butcher shop”?

            Where should they go then? Should we start having abortions at hospitals?

          • hamfish

            Are you pro death penalty? I bet you are.

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Stay on topic, pro-abort. Betcha can’t. O_0

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Who say WUH!??

          • TheBottomline4This

            Trying to explain it to Jalapeno is pointless.

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            See above, pro-abort;D

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            See above, if you dare;)

          • Jalapeno

            See..one of your other nonsensical comments?

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Seething w/rage&[email protected] mouth, pro-abort? 😉

          • Jalapeno

            Don’t flatter yourself. I was just curious what this nonsensical babbling was about.

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Educate yourself&maybe you will, pro-abort.

          • Jalapeno

            I think you’ve misunderstood.

            Your sentences don’t actually make any sense.

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            You are confused, pro-abort.

            And you cannot read English.

          • Jalapeno

            Okay..so you can’t reword it?

            Oh well.

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Too bad.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            That’s actually what our deathscorts say, no lie. Not the exact same “good” works, but similar ones.

            And – gasp! – sometimes they catch us in a sin too, thus “justifying” their escorting of thousands of innocent preborn babies to their deaths.

          • Ronald Carter

            Actually, “deathscort” isn’t a word. I know, because autocorrect always wants – correctly – to fix it.

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Deathscort=pro-abort=you, ronnie;)

          • Ronald Carter

            Is that right

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Indubitably right;)

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Silly pro-abort, tricks are for kids. Quit spreading your pro-abort lies that

            the racist&misogynist planned”parent”in the white hoods kills unborn

            human beings &emotionally mauls their moms=severely harms women.

          • Jalapeno

            Wanna try that again in actual English?

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Can’t read even with that Good Enough Diploma, huh, pro-abort?

          • Jalapeno

            I can read..when people use words that actually make sense.

            I guess you can’t reword it though. Oh well, I’ll just have to deal with this crushing disappointment somehow.

            (That’s sarcasm, just in case you couldn’t pick up on that.)

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Seriously?? “Wanna” is English???

          • Jalapeno

            Yes, it is.

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            No. It is not.

          • Jalapeno

            It’s not formal English, it’s not acceptable in formal settings, but it’s still an actual word, in the actual English dictionaries.

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            YOU whined about it.

          • Jalapeno

            Sure, sure, whatever makes you feel better about not being able to put together a proper sentence.

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Whatever.

      • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

        The racist&misogynist planned”parent”in the white hoods kills unborn human beings that emotionally mauls their moms= NOT healthcare.

        Why do you think women should shove carcinogenic drugs with fatal side effects down their throats that render these women temporarily barren &will kill their unborn babies, while men don’t?

        • Jalapeno

          Do you not know how to read?

          The “healthcare” is things like vaccines and papsmears.

          You’re free to not use birth control pills if you don’t like them though. Eventually, we’ll have proper alternatives for men and people can decide who uses it.

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            Can you comprehend simple 3rd science, pro-abort?

            The horrific&harmful procedure called

            abortion KILLS an unborn HUMAN BEING.

          • Jalapeno

            You are aware that Planned Parenthood does things like pap smears and sometimes even vaccines and sports physicals, right?

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            When you admit the racist&misogynist planned”parent”in the white hoods kills unborn human beings, that can be discussed.

          • Jalapeno

            Sure, yes. They perform abortions, and abortions kill human beings.

            Now..there are two things you seem to not understand.

            The name is “Planned Parenthood”.

            They do things other than abortions.

          • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

            It is its meaning.

            If you kill, you do nothing right.

  • Nidalap

    Well, what do you know? SOME judges would have gone ahead, full-tilt, charges justified or no…

  • ComeOnPeople!

    This is actually a move to allow free journalism again. So tired of all the bought off news media and journalism. There are very few non puppet news networks and journalists left in America.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    US authorities should have been horrified at the Nazi practices of Planned Parenthood instead of making a righteous man suffer. He did something truly noble and life-saving like the Dutch Resistance of WW2 and under-cover police officers.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Amen, Grace! What great heroes we have in Corrie ten Boom, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and so many others!

      A big shout out to all the sidewalk counselors too who rescue babies at the last minute from the Dr. Deaths of the world!

      “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, “But we knew nothing about this, does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who guards your life know it? Will He not repay everyone for what they have done?” — Proverbs 24:11-12

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Amen! Thank God for American Christians who followed the Bible passage and liberated the world from tyranny and brought God’s truth and human rights and freedom to everyone!

  • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

    Why on God’s green earth are Americans being forced to fund this pro-abort killing of

    unborn Americans with their hard-earned tax dollars!??‼

    Defund the misogynist&racist planned”parent” in the white hoods—now!!

    Quit forcing American taxpayers to fund the killing of unborn human beings!

    Reparations—now!!!!

    Take all the multi-billions of dollars of pro-abort bloodmoney and return it to the millions of American families struggling to make ends meet.

    Women deserve better than abortion. abortion kills an unborn human being and emotionally mauls his/her mother.

    Break the chains of abortion!

    Prosecute the baby-butchering planned”parent”hood!!!

    The racist&misogynist, baby-butchering planned”parent”hood has been beaten to a

    bloody pulp by the courageous American Hero, David Daleiden &ProLife Warriors&

    Americans must strike a ‘crunching&crushing’ death-blow at the

    despicable planned”parent”hood—now!!!!

    • Jalapeno

      We fund Planned Parenthood because they provide healthcare and we fund that healthcare .

      • hamfish

        Honestly, you’d be better talking to a brick. Bricks aren’t wilfully deluded like this mob of fools.

      • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

        —chanted the demons from hell. O_0

  • hamfish

    Had I been the judge, I’d have ordered him to be aborted.