Corruption Protects Planned Parenthood at Any Cost
John R. Houk
© January 31, 2016
I’m getting back to the indictment of David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt for exposing Planned Parenthood for performing live birth abortions for the mere sake of making a buck on baby parts for medical research. This might sound a bit repetitive of the January 26 post when I first found out about the Left going after the whistleblowers rather than the perpetrators of a murderous crime.
This indictment against those that expose Planned Parenthood for performing birth abortions which is murder even on the Left Wing scale is outrageous and scandalous. It boggles the mind that pro-abortion (aka baby-killers) are so dedicated to murder as birth control they look the other way as when a baby is born alive and either kill it or simply allow to die.
This post takes more time examining the motive of Prosecutor Devon Anderson for going after whistleblowers rather than murderers. I am first cross posting an email from the Liberty Counsel which focuses on Sandra Merritt and the second cross post looks a little more at David Daleiden of Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and more details on Prosecutor Anderson.
New evidence raises important questions
By Mat Staver
Sent: January 30, 2016 2:10 PM
New evidence is emerging following a Texas grand jury indictment of Center for Medical Progress whistleblowers Sandra Merritt and David Daleiden, while closing an investigation into the Planned Parenthood traffickers of babies' body parts.
Liberty Counsel is representing Sandra in this criminal case and in a civil case being waged against her in federal court by Planned Parenthood. Please see my very important update below – Mat.
Following the release of 13 undercover videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress exposing Planned Parenthood's immoral and callous trafficking of aborted babies' body parts, Texas officials stepped up and ordered an investigation into the Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Center.
While reportedly investigating the center, District Attorney Devon Anderson instead chose to bring a different set of charges to a Texas grand jury, which then indicted Merritt and Daleiden for allegedly "tampering with a governmental record … with intent to defraud and harm" and a misdemeanor count related to buying human tissue. Planned Parenthood walked out of the investigation unscathed.
The grand jury was ostensibly opened to investigate Planned Parenthood. However, recent reports suggest the grand jury was never asked to vote on whether to indict Planned Parenthood. This lack of a vote calls into question if there was any legitimate investigation of this organization.
+ + Evidence is surfacing that the Harris County District Attorney's Office tasked with investigating Planned Parenthood has financial and personal biases towards abortion providers in Texas.
District Attorney Devon Anderson led a grand jury who failed to convict an abortionist after multiple eye witnesses testified that he frequently murdered babies after they were born alive. One person described how a baby grabbed the finger of abortionist Douglas Karpen before he killed the infant. Afterwards, the attorney for abortionist Karpen donated more than $25,000 to Anderson's reelection campaign. This history makes one question whether Anderson or her office withheld information from the grand jury regarding the actions of Dr. Karpen.
The District Attorney's office also has to explain having an assistant district attorney, Lauren Reeder, on the payroll who is also listed in tax records as a "Director" of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.
+ + Liberty Counsel's legal team will work with Sandra to undo this act of gross injustice.
We are honored to defend Sandra in both her criminal indictment and against Planned Parenthood's civil lawsuit claiming that her connection to undercover videos produced by the CMP violated the federal "Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations" or "RICO" statute. RICO was never intended to implicate undercover journalists.
I am asking ALL members of our Liberty Counsel team to join us in declaring "I Stand With Sandra."
The solidarity statement simply declares: YES! I'm standing in solidarity with Sandra Merritt and strongly oppose the abortion and trafficking operations of Planned Parenthood!
One click here and your name will be immediately added to the "I Stand With Sandra" page.
+ + Reactions are strong!
The indictment against Sandra Merritt is outrageous. There is a history of bias in the DA's office involving abortion doctors and Planned Parenthood. We will intend to shine the light on the process. We believe the prosecutor and the grand jury twisted the law. Sandra Merritt should never have been indicted. The focus and the inquiry should and will remain on the horrific abortion practices of Planned Parenthood.
Presidential candidate Marco Rubio called this reversal of prosecution "outrageous," while Fox News host Megyn Kelly called it a "political hit job." They share the same sentiments as many pro-life Americans.
Join us today in our campaign to rally support for Sandra.
God bless you for taking this principled stand.
P.S. We are looking forward to investigating the situation in Houston, and we will seek justice for our client. We will defend Sandra against all charges without cost to her. Join us in this effort to defend a principled young woman.
Click here if you would like to first read the content of the "I Stand With Sandra" statement of solidarity before signing.
Constant Corruption from the Democrat party
D.A. Who Indicted David Daleiden Received Over $25,000 From Attorney for Late-Term Abortionist
Posted by Dave
January 29, 2016 12:31 PM
Today, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson (pictured) defended her indictment of pro-life advocate David Daleiden despite the fact that a Planned Parenthood abortion business board members works as a prosecutor in her office. Now, new information has come to light that Anderson’s campaign received more than $25,000 from the attorney who works for a late-term abortionist.
As LifeNews reported Monday, a Texas grand jury has ignored the videos exposing a Houston-based Planned Parenthood abortion clinic caught selling aborted baby body parts and has instead indicted the man behind producing the expose’ videos.
The Texas grand jury indicted David Daleiden and another pro-life activist, Sandra Merritt, behind the videos. Instead of prosecuting Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby parts, Daleiden was indicted for buying them.
Daleiden and Merritt were charged with one felony related to tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count related to buying human tissue. The felony charge was in reference to the use of a fake ID. If convicted, Daleiden faces 20 years in prison while Planned Parenthood officials face no legal consequences for their actions.
Since the indictment, Anderson is facing criticism over her failure to prosecute an abortionist known as the Kermit Gosnell of Houston.
Anderson oversaw a previous abortion-related grand jury investigation of Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen after Operation Rescue released evidence in the form of photos and witness testimony that babies were being born alive during abortions and intentionally killed by twisting their necks. This case garnered publicity in the wake of the conviction of Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell on three counts of First Degree Murder for intentionally killing babies born alive during abortions in a similar fashion.
That Anderson-led grand jury failed to indict Karpen despite the considerable evidence against him.
Karpen was represented at his trial by attorney Chip Lewis, who donated more than $25,000 to Anderson’s re-election campaign.
According to official campaign finance records from Harris County, Lewis donated a total of $15,000 to Anderson’s re-election campaign in 2014, with a $10,000 donation from Lewis to Anderson in February and another $5,000 from Lewis to Anderson in May. The abortion practitioner’s attorney made additional contributions to Anderson’s campaign later in the year — with Lewis sending another $1,000 on September 17 and $9,100 on September 25– as these Harris County campaign finance records show.
As to the Karpen case and Anderson’s lack of an indictment, the pro-life group said that grand jury failed to return a “true bill” that would have led to Karpen’s prosecution. Operation Rescue has reason to believe that the grand jury did not have access to all the evidence, and that Anderson’s close personal relationship with Karpen’s attorney may have contributed to the failure of the grand jury to indict Karpen.
“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and there’s just too way much smoke blowing Planned Parenthood’s way in Harris County for us to feel remotely comfortable that Anderson’s office can conduct a fair and impartial investigation,” the group said at the time.
Now that Anderson’s office has indicted the pro-life investigators, Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue is renewing the criticism.
“There is now a pattern in Houston of District Attorney Devon Anderson’s office covering up abortion-related crimes,” she told LifeNews.
“In 2013, another Anderson-controlled grand jury failed to indict Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen, who was accused by three of his former employees of murdering babies born alive during shoddy late-term abortions by twisting their heads or slashing their throats. Photographic evidence provided to me showed injuries to large aborted babies that was consistent with those claims. Operation Rescue has good reason to believe that evidence was never presented to that grand jury,” Sullenger explained a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.” She also laughed while looking at a plate of fetal kidneys that were “good to go.”
Anderson has come under considerably fire for what pro-life advocates call a politically motivated indictment and because a Planned Parenthood board member works for Anderson as an assistant district attorney. Lauren Reeder is a prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s criminal family law division. Reeder is listed as a non-compensated “Director” on the 990 Tax Form for 2014 filed by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.
Although Anderson indicates Reeder had no role in the Daleiden indictment, there’s really no way of knowing if that is truly the case. Because of that, pro-life advocates have called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into the indictment and the fact that the grand jury never voted on charges related to Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted babies.
The expose’ videos catching Planned Parenthood officials selling the body parts of aborted babies have shocked the nation. Here is a list of all eleven:
- In the first video: Dr. Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood commented on baby-crushing: “We’ve been very good at getting 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.”
- In the second video: Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Mary Gatter joked, “I want a Lamborghini” as she negotiated the best price for baby parts.
- In the third video: Holly O’Donnell, a former Stem Express employee who worked inside a Planned Parenthood clinic, detailed first-hand the unspeakable atrocities and how she fainted in horror over handling baby legs.
- In the fourth video: Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Savita Ginde stated, “We don’t want to do just a flat-fee (per baby) of like, $200. A per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.” She also laughed while looking at a plate of fetal kidneys that were “good to go.”
In the fifth video: Melissa Farrell of Planned Parenthood-Gulf Coast in Houston boasted of Planned Parenthood’s skill in obtaining “intact fetal cadavers” and how her “research” department “contributes so much to the bottom line of our organization here, you know we’re one of the largest affiliates, our Research Department is the largest in the United States.”
In the sixth video: Holly O’Donnell described technicians taking fetal parts without patient consent: “There were times when they would just take what they wanted. And these mothers don’t know. And there’s no way they would know.”
In the seventh and perhaps most disturbing video: Holly O’Donnell described the harvesting, or “procurement,” of organs from a nearly intact late-term fetus aborted at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s Alameda clinic in San Jose, CA. “‘You want to see something kind of cool,’” O’Donnell says her supervisor asked her. “And she just taps the heart, and it starts beating. And I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating, and I don’t know what to think.”
In the eighth video: StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer admits Planned Parenthood sells “a lot of” fully intact aborted babies.
The ninth video: catches a Planned Parenthood medical director discussing how the abortion company sells fully intact aborted babies — including one who “just fell out” of the womb.
The 10th video: catches the nation’s biggest abortion business selling specific body parts — including the heart, eyes and “gonads” of unborn babies. The video also shows the shocking ways in which Planned Parenthood officials admit that they are breaking federal law by selling aborted baby body parts for profit.
Unreleased Videos: Unreleased videos from CMP show Deb Vanderhei of Planned Parenthood caught on tape talking about how Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliates may “want to increase revenue [from selling baby parts] but we can’t stop them…” Another video has a woman talking about the “financial incentives” of selling aborted baby body parts.
The 11th video: catches a texas Planned Parenthood abortionist planning to sell the intact heads of aborted babies for research. Amna Dermish is caught on tape describing an illegal partial-birth abortion procedure to terminate living, late-term unborn babies which she hopes will yield intact fetal heads for brain harvesting.
The full, unedited videos have confirmed that revelations that some aborted baby remains sold by Planned Parenthood go to biotech companies for the purpose of creating “humanized” mice. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood has been exposed as having sold body parts from aborted babies for as much as 15 years.
The federal law that technically prohibits the sale of aborted babies and their body parts was written by a pro-abortion Congressman decades ago and essentially spells out a process by which sellers of aborted baby body parts can meet certain criteria that allows the sales to be legal. That’s why a Colorado congressman has introduced legislation to totally ban the sales of aborted baby body parts.
Houston Prosecutor Persecutes Daleiden and Merritt
John R. Houk
© January 30, 2016
New evidence raises important questions
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Constant Corruption from the Democrat party
Never before have I followed politics as close as I do now. I would call myself an Independent. I have voted both parties. I kinda followed Obama, with the Blago stuff going on. The more I learned the Truth I realized I will never vote Liberal Democrat again.