VIDEO Searing the conscience over issue of abortion – Life is Beautiful

Jerry Newcombe asks how many people are becoming jaded

Four years ago, citizen journalist David Daleiden shocked the civilized world by releasing a series of undercover videos that documented the trafficking of baby body parts for profit. Planned Parenthood was gearing their abortions – for which they already make lots of money – so they could also sell the baby body parts for great profit.

On the one hand, Planned Parenthood denies that the unborn babies are human. On the other hand, the baby brains, hearts, kidneys, lungs, etc. bring a handsome price for the researchers that pay for them. Furthermore, to extract those body parts from the unborn babies they killed, Planned Parenthood had to engage in some forms of abortion that are illegal, such as partial-birth abortion.

This is all old news. Four years have come and gone. Ironically, it is the citizen journalist who exposed all of this who faces ongoing legal threats. Last week, thankfully, he weathered a major storm in this area.

Conservative Review notes that a San Francisco judge ruled against the abortion giant and in favor of the First Amendment.

Planned Parenthood was suing David Daleiden and his team at the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), seeking some $20 million in damages because of fallout from his four-year-old revelations.

Judge William Orrick III gave a tentative ruling that Daleidin’s First Amendment rights outweighed Planned Parenthood’s claim that some could be incited to violence by witnessing the abortion provider’s behavior. It should be noted this is not a final ruling.

However, Judge Orrick did note that Daleiden could still be liable for expenses incurred by Planned Parenthood in investigating security and intrusions, since they allege that Daleiden trespassed. For this, Daleiden may be on the hook for $100,000 in damages – a far cry from the $20,000,000 that the abortion giant was seeking.

After last Wednesday’s decision, Daleiden declared, “Now that all the facts, evidence, and testimony are in, even Planned Parenthood’s favorite judge refuses to buy into the abortion giant’s fake news and lies about the honest motives and protected speech of pro-life citizen journalists.”

Meanwhile, Daleiden faces other legal problems as well – such as a fine against him for nearly $200,000 for allegedly violating a judge’s gag order.

It seems to have been like this ever since Daleiden revealed his undercover videos to the world. It has been a case of “Society doesn’t like the message, so it shoots the messenger.”

That said, his videos have made a difference. Cheryl Sullenger, senior vice president of Operation Rescue, listed for me a few such changes in the last four years:

  • Ongoing FBI investigation into Planned Parenthood
  • Two medical research companies were heavily fined and ordered to close for trafficking in aborted baby body parts obtained from Planned Parenthood
  • Defunding of Planned Parenthood by several states
  • Attempts to pass the Born Alive Infant Protection Act on state and federal levels
  • Government contract with Advanced Bioscience Resources for fetal remains cancelled
  • Federal defunding of aborted baby body parts used in NIH-sponsored research

Thank God for these victories. To me, the sad thing about this overall story is that, while America was initially shocked by CMP’s revelations, after a while the story of the sale of baby body parts was met with a collective yawn, or so it seems.

Dr. George Grant, an author of a definitive exposé on Planned Parenthood (“Grand Illusions”), told me: “Four years after David Daleiden’s stunning revelations, I am more concerned about the silence of Christians in the face of undeniable evil than I am about the brazen Orwellian collusion of the media and the political establishment in covering up the gruesome business of Planned Parenthood. It is both more dangerous and more disheartening.”

Mother Teresa once said, “Abortion is a crime that kills not only the child but the consciences of all involved.”

While he was president, Ronald Reagan wrote a book, “Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation” (1984), in which he states: “As an act of ‘raw judicial power’ (to use Justice White’s biting phrase), the decision by the seven-man majority in Roe v. Wade has so far been made to stick. But … Roe v. Wade has become a continuing prod to the conscience of the nation.”

Perhaps, since Roe v. Wade in 1973 and the subsequent killing of more than 60 million preborn children by abortion, we have become jaded. As the saying goes, “Tell me something I don’t know.”

David Daleiden’s work exposed that babies were being aborted so their body parts could be harvested (with or without the consent of the mothers having the abortions). Initially, many shocked people were reminded of the infamous Nazi doctors, e.g., Mengele, and their medical experiments on Holocaust victims.

I fear abortion is allowing our consciences to be seared.

Searing the conscience over issue of abortion


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VIDEO Unseen undercover abortion videos to go public

2-week hearing set for reporters who revealed baby-body-parts-for-sale scheme
April 21, 2019 by Bob Unruh

 

(Image courtesy Pixabay)

(Image courtesy Pixabay)

An undercover-video investigation that exposed the abortion industry’s sale of body parts of unborn babies will be the focus of a two-week preliminary hearing in a California court.

The case centers on the conflict between the First Amendment-based right of reporters to video people in public places and California’s privacy laws.

California brought the complaint against David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, who released more than a dozen videos in 2015 capturing Planned Parenthood executives and others negotiating for higher prices for body parts.

The videos, which are still available online, prompted some states to pull funding for abortionists and adopt new rules. The U.S. House and Senate investigated and sent referrals for criminal investigation to the Department of Justice.

But the abortionists responded with civil lawsuits against Daleiden and his organization. And they convinced pro-abortion Attorney General Xavier Becerra in California to pursue state privacy violation charges.

The Thomas More Society on Friday it will have lawyers in court Monday for the two-week preliminary hearing on “non-consensual eavesdropping and conspiracy” charges.

California Superior Court Judge Christopher Hite will decide whether Becerra, whose political campaigns have been subsidized by abortionists, can present enough evidence to require Daleiden and associate Sandra Merritt to defend themselves against 15 felony counts at a full-dress jury trial later this year.

“This hearing will mark the first time that the anonymous abortion industry witnesses who complained that they were illegally videotaped will present sworn testimony in court. It will also be the first time that excerpts of the videos – capturing alleged involvement in illegal fetal tissue sales as well as the commission of violent felony crimes against human beings – will be shown in open court,” Thomas More said.

The reference is to videos obtained at a National Abortion Federal meeting that have been suppressed by a federal judge with his own links to Planned Parenthood.

WND reported in January on plans to depose abortion industry executives as part of the case.

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, another legal organization defending the undercover reporters’ work, said Planned Parenthood executive Mary Gatter, who famously said wanted a Lamborghini, will be among the people deposed.

“Backed up by legions of attorneys from two national law firms, Planned Parenthood is spending millions of dollars to destroy a young man who exposed fetal tissue trafficking in the abortion industry,” Charles LiMandri, FCDF’s chief counsel, said earlier. “We have no doubt that officials’ testimonies will shed a light on Planned Parenthood’s illegal operations.”

Here are two of the videos released by CMP:

One of the videos that has been suppressed by Judge William Orrick includes more details about the industry.

It was available only briefly online.

However, transcripts of comments by abortion executives have been preserved.

Lisa Harris, medical director for Planned Parenthood of Michigan: “Our stories don’t really have a place in a lot of pro-choice discourse and rhetoric, right? The heads that get stuck that we can’t get out. The hemorrhages that we manage.”

Susan Robinson of Planned Parenthood of Mar Monte in San Jose, California: “The fetus is a tough little object and taking it apart, I mean taking it apart, on day one is very difficult.’

Talcott Camp, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Reproductive Health Freedom Project: “I’m like oh my god! I get it! When the skull is broken, that’s really sharp. I get it, I understand why people are talking about getting that skull out, that calvarium.”

Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services at Planned Parenthood Federation of America: “You know, sometimes she’ll tell me she wants brain, and we’ll, you know, leave the calvarium in ’til last, and then try to basically take it, or actually, you know, catch everything, and even keep it separate from the rest of the tissue so it doesn’t get lost.”

Uta Landy, founder of the Consortium of Abortion providers for Planned Parenthood: “An eyeball just fell down into my lap, and that is gross.”

Her comment was followed by raucous laughter from the abortionists at the meeting of the National Abortion Federation.

In December 2015, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives referred the Planned Parenthood Federation of American and six regional affiliates to the Department of Justice for criminal investigation.

Operation Rescue noted little attention was given to the issue under President Obama, but after Donald Trump moved into office, the investigations “appeared to show signs of life.”

See a CMP video about Planned Parenthood skirting federal law:

The “Lamborghini” executive:

Paying attention to who’s in the room when infants are born alive:

Altering abortion procedures:

Selling body parts a “valid exchange”:

https://www.wnd.com/2019/04/unseen-undercover-abortion-videos-to-go-public/