The case against Daleiden is as weak as the case in defense of Planned Parenthood. California prosecutors allege that Daleiden recorded the videos without the consent of his subjects, which is obviously true, but if that constitutes a criminal act then all undercover journalism is a crime. Prosecutors say the baby butchers had an expectation of privacy, but this is laughable considering the fact that many of these conversations took place in restaurants and at a highly attended abortionist convention. Subtitles are necessary in most of the videos because you can barely hear the conversation over the din of the crowd. At any rate, as Ben Shapiro points out, courts have already ruled that it is not illegal to tape private conversations between representatives of a company and undercover journalists. Again, if it were illegal, there could be no such thing as undercover journalism.Share
Of course, California has a way around this. Their former Attorney General, Kamala Harris, collaborated with Planned Parenthood to draft legislation that would specifically target, and retroactively criminalize, the Center For Medical Progress, and in the process journalism itself. Harris has been deep in the pockets of baby killers for a long time, and crafting this law at the behest of Planned Parenthood in order to punish Planned Parenthood’s enemies is just the culmination of years spent as a prostitute for the abortion industry.
Fortunately, the Center For Medical Progress is not backing down, even in the face of outright political persecution. In response to the felony charges, they released a new video just today, this one showing an abortionist giggle satanically as she complains that killing babies is a real arm workout. “I have to hit the gym,” she said with a laugh, in reference to the physical exertion involved in dismembering human beings. More importantly, she seemed to admit that sometimes babies born alive after an abortion are killed or left to die. When asked what she does if signs of life are present after an abortion, she responded, coyly, that it depends on who is in the room with her. (Read more.)