“This last-ditch move of desperation is going to expose all of the sordid dealings of the California Planned Parenthood affiliates to the light of the legal system and the public will see them for the corrupt abortion and baby body parts profiteers that they really are.” Center for Medical Progress website.
That’s a confident statement from David Daleiden–the man behind the videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s principle players negotiating deals for the sale of baby parts.
We can only hope he’s right, but we can’t be sure yet.
When I heard the news that the Harris County District Attorney’s office was indicting Daleiden and an associate, my initial reaction was surprise.
But I should not have been surprised. America’s legal system was established with truth seeking in mind. The system presumes the accused are innocent. It has established rules of evidence. Those who speak to it swear to be truthful. The system is supposed to expose wrongdoing and to seek justice for wrongdoers and victims.
But as the National Review points out,sometimes, especially in the Texas judiciary, the court system serves another purpose.
“It would be easier to have confidence in the grand jury’s actions if Texas weren’t the American capital of politically motivated prosecutions. Tom DeLay spent years fighting a bogus indictment, former governor Rick Perry still faces criminal charges over a veto threat, and University of Texas regent Wallace Hall narrowly escaped indictment after blowing the whistle on misconduct at the state’s flagship university. In this case, one of the prosecutors in the Harris County district attorney’s office sits on the board of Planned Parenthood, Gulf Coast.”
While the ADA claims she played no role in the case, the indictment reeks of conflicted interest and special treatment for a favored party–Planned Parenthood.
The New York Times reports that Daleiden and Sandra Merritt face felony charges for crafting false drivers licenses they used to gain access to Planned Parenthood facilities and events. The felony charge means they could go to jail for up to twenty years and face $10,000 each in fines if convicted.
The Times also quotes a source who says misdemeanor charges relate to the attempt to buy the body parts of unborn children. That is Planned Parenthood’s crime Daleiden and Merritt brought to light.
(And yes, you read that correctly. Faking your driver’s license is a felony, and selling baby parts is a misdemeanor.)
In the meantime, Texas’s Governor Greg Abbott promises that the state will continue its investigation of Planned Parenthood.
So the people of Texas, through their representative prosecutors at the local and state level, could find Daleiden, Merritt, and Planned Parenthood all guilty of wrongdoing.
If PP leaders are convicted, justice will be served to the small degree it can be for anyone destroying unborn life for profit and then selling parts for more profit.
If Daleiden and Merritt are convicted, they will join the ranks of Martin Luther King, Jr, Ghandi, and John the Baptist, all jailed for truth telling and pursuing justice.
George Orwell’s 1984 introduced the term doublethink into our language. Doublethink is the ability to hold two contradictory thoughts in your mind at the same time. It defies reason.
If the charges against Daleiden are not dropped, the meaning of justice is turned on its head in Texas.
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