Grand jury in Texas indicts activists behind Planned Parenthood videos

A Houston grand jury investigating criminal allegations against Planned Parenthood stemming from a series of undercover videos on Monday instead indicted two of the anti-abortion activists who shot the footage.

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“For the mystery of iniquityStrongs 458: anomia, an-om-ee´-ah; from 459; illegality, i.e. violation of law or (genitive case) wickedness:—iniquity, x transgress(-ion of) the law, unrighteousness.,
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2Thessalonians 2:7

In a stunning turn of events, the grand jury declined to indict officials from the abortion provider, and instead handed up a felony charges of tampering with a government record against Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden and center employee Sandra Merritt. Daleidon was also charged with a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs.

“We were called upon to investigate allegations of criminal conduct by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast,” Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said. “As I stated at the outset of this investigation, we must go where the evidence leads us. All the evidence uncovered in the course of this investigation was presented to the grand jury. I respect their decision on this difficult case.”

The case sprang from a series of dramatic undercover videos in which Center for Medical Progress employees posed as prospective buyers of fetal tissue, and captured several employees of Planned Parenthood and its contractors appearing to discuss practices banned by law. However, when the videos were released online last year, Planned Parenthood claimed selective editing had created a misperception.

Anderson didn’t provide details on the charges, including what record or records were allegedly tampered with and why Daleiden faces a charge related to buying human organs. Anderson’s office said it could not provide details until the documents charging Daleiden and Merritt were formally made public.

“The Center for Medical Progress uses the same undercover techniques that investigative journalists have used for decades in exercising our First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and of the press, and follows all applicable laws,” Daleiden said in a statement in response to the indictment.

“We respect the processes of the Harris County District Attorney, and note that buying fetal tissue requires a seller as well. Planned Parenthood still cannot deny the admissions from their leadership about fetal organ sales captured on video for all the world to see,” the statement continued.

Planned Parenthood officials swiftly hailed the indictment as vindication.

“These anti-abortion extremists spent three years creating a fake company, creating fake identities, lying, and breaking the law. When they couldn’t find any improper or illegal activity, they made it up,” Eric Ferrero, vice president of communications for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement.

“As the dust settles and the truth comes out, it’s become totally clear that the only people who engaged in wrongdoing are the criminals behind this fraud, and we’re glad they’re being held accountable,” Ferrero said.

The videos, some of which were shot in Texas, riled anti-abortion activists and prompted Republicans in Congress last summer to unsuccessfully called for cutting off funding for the organization.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, has called footage from the Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston “repulsive and unconscionable.” It showed people pretending to be from a company that procures fetal tissue for research touring the facility. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton also opened his own investigation into the videos.

Abbott said the indictments will not impact the state’s investigation

“The State of Texas will continue to protect life, and I will continue to support legislation prohibiting the sale or transfer of fetal tissue,” he said in a statement.

Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., author of the House-passed “Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015,” said the she was “profoundly disappointed” in the indictments.

“It is a sad day in America when those who harvest the body parts of aborted babies escape consequences for their actions, while the courageous truth-tellers who expose their misdeeds are handed down a politically motivated indictment instead,” she said.

Planned Parenthood says it abides by a law that allows providers to be reimbursed for the costs of processing tissue donated by women who have had abortions.

The Texas video was the fifth released by the group. Before its release, Melaney Linton, president of the Houston Planned Parenthood clinic, told state lawmakers last summer that it was likely to feature actors — pretending to be from a company called BioMax — asking leading questions about how to select potential donors for a supposed study of sickle cell anemia.

Linton said the footage could feature several interactions initiated by BioMax about how and whether a doctor could adjust an abortion if the patient has offered to donate tissue for medical research. She also said Planned Parenthood believed the video would be manipulated.

Earlier this month, Planned Parenthood sued the center in a California federal court, alleging extensive criminal misconduct. The lawsuit says the center’s videos were the result of numerous illegalities, including making recordings without consent, registering false identities with state agencies and violating non-disclosure agreements.

After the lawsuit was filed, Daleiden told The Associated Press that he looked forward to confronting Planned Parenthood in court.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

  1. Etzel, 26 January, 2016

    The genocidal organization planed parenthood ( Since when is aborting/murdering a living fetus/human being, have anything to do with parenthood)? These perpetrators of the infanticidal holocaust. claim to be vindicated. Planned parent has always had a racial agenda.

    “The mass of Negroes particularly in the South still breed carelessly.” Margaret Sanger

    “When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race.” Margaret Sanger

    The fact that abortion has been welcomed not only for the above, but also for the convenience of an hedonistic society that has embraced sexual freedom, without having the consequences or inconvenience of derailing their professional careers etc.

    “The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” Margaret Sanger

    “When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race.” Margaret Sanger

    With the above quotes becoming more known to the general public, it is no wonder Planned “Parenthood” keeps working to conceal the facts.

    As for the Activist Prosecutors and the Texas Grand Jury which perpetrated this out rage I can only say WOE!!!

    Prov 17:13 ¶ Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

    Prov 17:26 ¶ Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

    [Jer 18:20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them.

    [Ps 109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.
    Ps 109:5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love. ]

    Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

    [To them — They that take away the difference between good and evil; that justify wicked men and things, and condemn piety, or righteous persons. This parallels the United States in it’s Value relativism.

    Relativism is the concept that points of view have no absolute truth or validity, having only relative, subjective value according to differences in perception and consideration. Any thinking person can refute this with the idea that something is either true or Truth’s opposite False. The term often refers to truth relativism, which is the doctrine that there are no absolute truths, i.e., that truth is always relative to some particular frame of reference, such as a language or a culture. This is an absurd misconception. They are replacing the word truth for perception. Ones own experience may allow one to believe that something is true but when confronted with reality they must again admit it was a misconception or an opinion]

    Isa 5:21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

    [This parallels the United States in it’s arrogance of the elite.]

    Isa 5:22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

    [To drink: the antecedent being put for the consequent: for they mingled it in order to drinking.]

    Isa 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

    [Take away — Pronounce sentence against him.

    Bribery and injustice!

    This parallels the United States in it’s compromise of justice!

    Prov 17:15 ¶ He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD. ]

    Isa 5:24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

    [Rottenness —They shall be like a tree which not only withers in its branches, but dies and rots at the roots, therefore is past recovery.

    Dust — Shall be resolved into dust, and yield no fruit.

    The fate of the wicked who despised the Law and the Word see both.

    Exod 15:7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.

    Job 18:16 His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.]

    Isa 5:25 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

    [2 Kgs 22:13 Go ye, enquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.]

  2. Etzel, 26 January, 2016

    For those who don’t know, Margaret Sanger was one of the two founders of Planned Parenthood. founded in 1916, Brooklyn, New York City, NY.

    It’s listed assets in 2011 were 236.6 million USD.

    Where does this money come from other that government funding and private donations/ Or did they come from the selling of fetal parts?

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