In what has been the most outrageous abuse of prosecutorial power, David Daleiden and his associate have been charged with criminal acts for exposing Planned Parenthood’s dead baby organ trafficking scheme.
Daleiden, the head of the Center for Medical Progress, went undercover at several Planned Parenthood abortuaries and caught many abortionists on hidden camera boldly bragging about selling the organs of aborted babies to the highest bidders.
In a move to “push back”, a pro-Planned Parenthood DA’s office in Houston, Texas brought criminal charges against Daleiden and one of his associates for supposedly breaking the law in seeking to buy Planned Parenthood’s dead baby organs.
But, it seems Planned Parenthood and their “paid muscle” in the DA’s office may have not thought through this attempted revenge.
Life Site News has an unexpected development:
HOUSTON, February 4, 2016 – This morning, Harris County prosecutor’s office offered David Daleiden a plea deal. His legal team, in turn, made a counter-offer.
“The only thing we’re going to accept right now is an apology,” said Terry Yates, one of four attorneys who flanked Daleiden down the corridors of the courthouse as he visited two court rooms to face felony and misdemeanor charges.
He confirmed an offer had been made but was unlikely to be accepted.
Instead, Yates said that a hearing before Judge Brock Thomas of Texas District 338 had been scheduled for March 28. “At that time, we anticipate filing a couple of motions” asking that all charges be dismissed at once. “We believe the indictments are factually and legally insufficient.”
“The old Texas expression ‘all hat and no cattle’ – that’s what we believe these indictments are. There’s not much to them,” he said.
Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society reiterated that stance during a press conference co-hosted by LifeSiteNews at 11 a.m. local time.
When asked if Daleiden would plead guilty to lesser charges offered by Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson, Breen replied, “At this point, no.”
“What we really want is an apology,” Breen said, standing next to fellow counsel Briscoe Cain, Texas attorney for Operation Rescue. “He deserves an apology…He is innocent.”
His legal team felt certain he would prevail on the substance of the charges without admitting guilt to any of them.
So, what would make the Houston DA’s office offer a plea deal right at the beginning of this “witch hunt”?
Could it be that the public pressure being brought to bear on the DA has gotten to him? Petitions with well over 100,000 signatures demanding Daleiden’s case be dropped have already been delivered to his office.
Or, is there now some pro-abort reason that the DA wants to get this case over with as soon as possible?
The Resurgent speculates:
Harris County prosecutors offered David Daleiden a plea deal. He didn’t take it. Bravo.
You see, now that felony charges were brought against Daleiden for altering government records*, and a misdemeanor involving the purchase of human body parts, the death merchants have realized that it’s not a good idea to put the Center for Medical Progress investigator in front of a jury.
So they threw him a plea deal for a misdemeanor after Daleiden posted bail today. For his part, Daleiden stuck to his guns, asking prosecutors for an apology instead of a deal.
“I think we all know that every day that goes by that the Texas authorities do not prosecute Planned Parenthood for their illegal trade in baby parts, they are sending a message to the entire country,” Daleiden told supporters outside the courthouse. “The state of Texas right now is open for business in baby body parts.”
If Daleiden were to go to trial, the videos he made along with Sandra Merritt and the Center for Medical Progress exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts operation would certainly enter into evidence. And they’d be found to be truthful. And Planned Parenthood officials would be subpoenaed to testify at the trial. And they’d be found to be lying.
It’s that simple.
When the Harris County Grand Jury handed down the indictment, I wrote that this could be a huge favor for the pro-life cause. How could they possibly charge someone with attempting to purchase human tissue if there was nobody selling it? Did he force them to offer up the tissue for cash despite their objections and then offer up the video as proof of his crime?
This could get really interesting very quickly! If Daleiden stands his ground and the case goes to trial, there’s no way Planned Parenthood can keep the videos out of evidence.
If they are entered into evidence it will be proof of their veracity and confirm Planned Parenthood’s ghoulish body parts selling scam.
The last thing Planned Parenthood officials want is to be put under oath and be forced to tell the truth about how much money they are making selling dead baby bodies.
Daleiden’s defense team would be within their rights to subpoena financial records for Planned Parenthood as well.
If that were to happen, every abortionist, liberal Democrat, Republican RINO, and the Clintons will run for the “tall grass” to hide.
The Resurgent also points out another brutal outcome if this case moves forward:
Also, the First Amendment itself would be at the center of any trial.
“If we’re going to be prosecuting undercover journalists, we are sending ourselves down a very, very dark path,” [Daleiden’s attorney] said. “This is fully in the tradition, a long storied tradition, of undercover journalism.”
Hmmm . . . what a terrible position to put liberals in – choose between the feminist sacrament of abortion, or squash the 1st Amendment rights of journalists to get at the truth.
The Resurgent makes a prediction about the outcome:
This case is going to turn into dust very quickly and blow away, the death merchants having milked it for all the fundraising and propaganda they could get out of it.
Whatever happens, this miscalculation by the forces of Planned Parenthood’s darkness have painted themselves into a corner here.
We can only hope the light of truth will shine brightly on them while they sit there exposed for the evil they are doing.