The ‘Consequences’ of Investigating the Abortion Industry Come Home to David Daleiden

In this file photo, pro-life investigative journalist David Daleiden faces charges in a Houston court over his undercover video series on Planned Parenthood's sale of baby body parts.

By Anika Smith Published on April 6, 2016

California DOJ agents have raided pro-life journalist David Daleiden’s home and seized his recording materials, including unreleased videos that Daleiden says are damning in their portrayal of Planned Parenthood’s sale of fetal tissue. The videos’ living adult subjects are rejoicing. National Abortion Federation president Vicki Saporta celebrated the raid, saying Delaiden’s actions “are not without consequences.”

Daleiden has been under attack by pro-abortion groups since his Center for Medical Progress videos were released last year, revealing Planned Parenthood affiliates trafficking in the sale of baby body parts to medical researchers under encouragement from Planned Parenthood’s senior medical director.

The seizure of Daleiden’s materials, including a laptop and several hard drives, happened under the direction of California state Attorney General Kamala Harris (D), who is currently running for Senate and has received campaign funds from Planned Parenthood.

The Center for Medical Progress called the seizure an “attack on citizen journalism”:


The raid happened hours after the Center for Medical Progress released its most recent video, which exposes the fraudulent consent form Planned Parenthood affiliates used to acquire the bodies of aborted babies.



The form, which was written and authorized by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and provided to its affiliates, tells pregnant women considering abortion that aborted fetal tissue “has been used to treat and find a cure for such diseases as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and AIDS.” No cures for these diseases are currently available, and no current therapies for them use aborted fetal tissue.

Consent is considered legally invalid if misrepresentation (like Planned Parenthood’s) is involved.

Ironically, a few hours before his apartment was raided, Delaiden released a prescient statement: “Law enforcement in Planned Parenthood-friendly jurisdictions should stop wasting taxpayer resources to assist Planned Parenthood in harassing citizen journalists, and should stop ignoring the evidence of real fraud, baby body parts trafficking, and criminal abortion practices right in their own backyard.”

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