Ten “Jane Does” – including Planned Parenthood senior leadership and staff – filed a federal lawsuit last year to conceal their identities in public records requests regarding the University of Washington’s (UW) involvement with aborted baby body parts. A federal district court issued a gag order prohibiting the release of the records without heavy redaction,…

The First Amendment suffered a significant blow when the Ninth Circuit upheld a federal judge’s injunction against the publication of undercover footage taken by our client the Center for Medical Progress of top-level Planned Parenthood leadership at the National Abortion Federation’s annual trade shows. In fact, before now, no federal court had ever issued an…

Originally published in Crisis Magazine Last week, California brought fifteen criminal counts against our client David Daleiden. Counts one through eight deal with the 2014 National Abortion Federation Annual Meeting. Counts nine through eleven deal with the two restaurant visits with Planned Parenthood personnel in the Los Angeles area (the videos that reveal “crush above,…

Last year, David Daleiden appealed to the Ninth Circuit over an unconstitutional gag order preventing him from publishing videos he took at National Abortion Federation conferences. Today, the Ninth Circuit issued its ruling and upheld that gag order. A petition to the Supreme Court now seems likely, as this is the first appellate decision to…

On March 28, 2017, California Attorney General Xavier Bercerra announced that David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt have been charged with fourteen felony counts of unlawful recording and one felony count of criminal conspiracy. At issue is the series of undercover videos released in 2015 of Mr. Daleiden’s meetings with abortion providers and fetal tissue procurement…

In the past two weeks we have filed two briefs in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress. The first brief was in the case Jane Does v. David Daleiden. In that case, CMP filed a public records request regarding the purchase of baby body parts by the…

“Defendant David Robert Daleiden’s motion to quash the indictment is pending before this Court. . . . Cause No. 2071353 is ORDERED DISMISSED for want of jurisdiction.” Those are the first and last sentences of a Texas Criminal Court’s ruling from earlier this week. Those sentences reveal what we at Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund…

The Los Angeles Superior Court granted, in part, a motion by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) to strike all of StemExpress’s claims because: They infringe on CMP’s First Amendment rights; and StemExpress does not have a probability of prevailing on those claims. StemExpress argued that CMP’s First Amendment rights were not at issue because…

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