District Attorney Dismisses All Charges Against Man Behind Planned Parenthood Expose’

Daleiden-compressedHOUSTON, Texas — The Harris County District Attorney’s office in Texas has dismissed all of the charges against David Daleiden, the pro-life investigator who recorded undercover videos of the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

As previously reported, Daleiden, the director of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) was indicted in January on a felony charge of “tampering with a governmental record” for creating a fake driver’s license in conducting his undercover investigation, as well as a misdemeanor count related to the purchasing of aborted babies.

Daleiden, 27, had posed as a representative of a fetal tissue procurement company in order to engage in discussions with Planned Parenthood officials as a potential buyer of bodily organs. He recorded the interactions, conducted at various locations across the country, as part of his “human capital” investigative series that was released last July.

The first of nearly a dozen videos was released by CMP featured Planned Parenthood Medical Director Deborah Nucatola, who nonchalantly munched on salad and sipped wine as she talked about adjusting the child so as not to crush certain organs due to the demand for the body part.

“I’d say a lot of people want liver. And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps,” she explains.

“[Y]ou’re just kind of cognizant where you put your graspers,” Nucatola outlines. “You try to intentionally go above and below the thorax, so that—-you know. We’ve been very good at getting the heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so ‘I’m not gonna crush that part. I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.’”

The second video showed Mary Gatter, the president of Planned Parenthood’s Medical Directors Council, haggling with the undercover investigators about the compensation for the fetal organs, laughing, “I want a Lamborghini.” Other footage showed an actual aborted baby being dissected in a dish, with an assistant declaring, “Another boy!” and another video showed an abortionist laughing about how harvesting an intact baby head would be “something to strive for.”

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Planned Parenthood apologized for the insensitive “tone” of the first video, but denied that it profits from its agreements with scientific organizations. It soon announced that it would stop receiving reimbursement for “expenses” surrounding the provision of body parts of aborted babies. The abortion giant argued that the dead babies were beneficial in research to find cures for diseases.

In April, the California Attorney General’s office, led by Kamala Harris, searched Daleiden’s apartment and seized all of his videos from the undercover investigation. Daleiden posted a statement afterward, remarking that the investigation is lopsided as Harris’ office ignored information surrounding the working relationship between former buyer StemExpress and Planned Parenthood.

StemExpress discontinued its work with the abortion giant after CMP released videos revealing its involvement with the organization.

Last month, a Texas judge dropped the misdemeanor count against Daleiden, and Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson advised that she would not seek to appeal. She, however, said that her office planned to remain “focused on the felony charge.”

On Tuesday, District Judge Brock Thomas dismissed the charge upon Anderson’s request.

“The grand jury took the investigation where the facts led it, however Texas law limits what can be investigated after a grand jury extension order is issued,” she said in a statement. “In light of this and after careful research and review, this office dismissed the indictments.”

Daleiden expressed thankfulness for the development.

“I’m glad the first Amendment rights of all citizen journalists have been vindicated today,” he told reporters. “And I would just note that Planned Parenthood is still under investigation by the United States Congress, as they should be, because they are the real criminals in this matter.”

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  • TheBottomline4This

    Given Abortion is the worst crime of all the ones listed in this article…I’m glad the charges were dismissed.
    A victory since we were able to see in the videos of how evil and heartless those involved in the murder of babies are at the PP.
    Unless they repent and turn from their evil ways…..it’s good to know God has a special place for them when they die. They won’t be able to have any relief where they are going.

  • james blue

    So it was dismissed on a technicality, not proof of innocence?

    • Amos Moses

      Yep ………. the cowards took a look at the evidence ……… decided they had stepped on themselves and “ooooooooopppppps”ed it ……….. and are now trying to save face ………. and backpedaling to to beat the daylight …………

      • james blue

        No it was dismissed because the grand jury wasn’t tasked to look at that. The same way evidence or a confession can be ruled invalid if the accused wasn’t read his rights or a warrant wasn’t issued in time.
        It wasn’t that he didn’t falsify a driving license.

        • Amos Moses

          District attorney’s results called ‘tainted beyond redemption’

  • jael2

    If these charges had not be dropped, and a full jury heard the evidence, Planned Parenthood and their accomplices would be hung out to dry.
    While I rejoice that David has been exonerated, he really needs to watch his back. Those who kill innocent preborn children for a living, wouldn’t think twice about harming him.

    • james blue

      He has not been “exonerated”, he did falsify a government issued driver’s license. The charges were dropped because of a technicality. over how they were raised and who had access. Along the lines of evidence to proof of a crime being ruled inadmissible because it was obtained before a warrant was issued.

      • Elliott W

        The question I would ask is “so what”, the ID was not created to get alcohol, open a bank account, to take a job under an assumed name, to defraud anyone of anything. It WAS to hide his name. While in many cases I would see a problem with that, I don’t see it in most. I would point out that his political persuasion doesn’t matter. Investigative journalism certainly matters more to me. So while I would have a problem if you were trying to use such ID to defraud someone, I don’t have so much a problem with them having the wrong name.

        There are certainly aspects I don’t like but workable.

  • LadyInChrist♥BlessedBeTheLord

    Thank You Jesus ♥

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Thank God! It’s sad that Christians have to be defensive about doing what is right in Europe and America, the former powerful Christendom. The West needs Christianity for morality and humaness. Nazi Germany was the final picture of the Chritless secularism, killing whomever they deemed unfit for existing. Mankind need Christianity to cherish everyone’s life equally.

  • axelbeingcivil

    The felony charge was tampering with government-issued ID. This was dismissed not because of failure to find wrong-doing but on prosecutorial request, because the grand jury’s term had been extended and this restricted their authority to indict.

    These charges had nothing to do with what they published, just what they did to acquire information. Slander and libel – i.e. the spreading of false and malicious information – are a civil matter, not a federal crime (though state laws may apply). There are three suits presently underway to settle that particular act.