Don’t Be Fooled. The Law Didn’t Require This Texas DA to Slap the Planned Parenthood Sting Videographers with Felonies

dvnandrsnDavid Daleiden and Susan Merritt’s sting videos revealed that Planned Parenthood was likely committing felonies at the Gulf Coast Planned Parenthood in Houston by selling fetal body parts for profit. But the Harris County District Attorney, Devon Anderson, brought charges not against Planned Parenthood but against Daleiden, Merritt and their Center for Medical Progress.

The move raised more than a few eyebrows, and Anderson, elected in 2014 with the endorsement of Texas Right to Life, has now released a short video insisting that she and the grand jury were driven to issue the draconian charges by the strictures of law and ethics. If you don’t have a background in the law, her explanation sounds persuasive. But I do have such a background, and while we may never know what motivated the DA, rest assured that neither the law nor ethics made such a move inevitable. Far from it.

Recall what Daleiden and Merritt’s investigation uncovered: Melissa Farrell, Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, admits in one of the videos that Planned Parenthood is altering their abortion procedures to increase the likelihood of getting intact fetuses to sell. She says, “Yeah, and so if we alter our process, and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, then we can make it part of the budget, that any dissections are this — it’s all just a matter of line items.”

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