Pro-Abortion Group Sues Group Behind Planned Parenthood Videos
Well, you knew this was coming.
A pro-abortion organization is suing the Center for Medical Progress which recently released videos showing Planned Parenthood staff discussing the possible illegal sale of limbs and organs of aborted babies. The National Abortion Federation is accusing the CMP of violating the privacy of its members and therefore threatening their safety. The suit, filed in a federal court in San Francisco, is seeking to block the release of further videos.
So a judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking the CMP from releasing videos concerning to any NAF members. A hearing is scheduled for Monday.
U.S. District Judge William Orrick, who is, according to the FEC, an Obama donor, reportedly said the NAF would likely prevail on the merits of its lawsuit because its members could face "harassment, intimidation, violence, invasion of privacy, and injury to reputation" if the videos keep continue being released. So you see, I think what he's really saying is that if those crazy and violent pro-lifers found out what the abortion industry was actually doing like killing little humans for profit, they would act like crazy and violent pro-lifers. Spoiler alert to Judge Orrick: We already knew.
On top of all this, the NAF is suing the CMP for damages. David Daleiden, the head of the Center for Medical Progress said that his organization has followed all the laws in its work and believes that it is work is protected by the First Amendment. He has said that his group still intends to release more videos. The NAF continues to insist that the videos are "misleading" and "heavily edited" even though the unedited videos have been released in full on the CMP's website.
The White House has jumped into the fray by standing with Planned Parenthood and calling the recent videos “fraudulent.” You know why? Because Planned Parenthood told them so. White House mouthpiece Josh Earnest said, “There is ample reason to think that this is merely the tried and true tactic that we’ve seen from extremists on the right to edit this video and selectively release this edited version of the video that grossly distorts the position of the person that’s actually speaking."
He actually said, “Planned Parenthood has indicated that’s exactly what occurred here,” he said. “And any review of the policy that PP says they implement indicates the views expressed in the videos, or at least the way they’re pictured on the videos, is entirely inaccurate.”
Oh. Well that solves it, doesn't it?
It's a little embarrassing and horrifying that the White House, the media, and many judges have all become mouthpieces for the abortion industry. For decades, pro-aborts have attempted to make sure people couldn't see the unborn. Now they don't even want people to be able to hear pro-lifers. Pray they don't succeed.