A pro-life activist known for producing numerous videos revealing Planned Parenthood’s role in selling aborted baby parts has won a major victory in court, earning the right to find out the identities of the Planned Parenthood employees suing him.
As The Weekly Standard points out, the activist – David Daleiden – is well within his rights to request that he be told of his accusers’ identities.
“The Sixth Amendment says explicitly that ‘the accused shall have the right… to be confronted with the witnesses against him,'” the outlet states.
Planned Parenthood, however, contested this earlier in its case against Daleiden, apparently believing that its goal of murdering babies is so holy that it renders the organization exempt from the Sixth Amendment.
In mid-August however, The Weekly Standard reports that a three-judge panel on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled a prior judgement by U.S. District Judge James Robart restricting Daleiden from accessing the information.
According to Courthouse News, said information pertained to a public records request Daleiden filed with the University of Washington “for documents about the purchase of human fetal tissue, organs and cells at the laboratory, and for communications between the research lab and clinics that provide abortion services in Washington state and Idaho – naming certain employees at the clinics.”
Before that information could be released, eight anonymous plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against Daleiden demanding that their information be redacted from any records handed over to him.
Judge Robart granted that request.
According to The Weekly Standard, Daleiden and his lawyers pushed back against the move, stating that while they had no problem redacting names and personal contact information from the records, the terms Judge Robart agreed to would render the documents useless for investigative purposes.
The 9th Circuit agreed and has granted Judge Robart 120 days to provide more evidence that his initial ruling should stand.
According to The Weekly Standard, this is the second back-to-back court victory for Daleiden.
In late June, a San Francisco Superior Court judge dismissed 14 of the 15 felony counts levied against him and his fellow activist Sandra Merritt.
Those felonies were lodged against the pair by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra concerning videos they released featuring Planned Parenthood workers haggling over the price of aborted baby parts.
Yup, that’s right; instead of going after Planned Parenthood for selling baby parts, the powers that be in America’s legal system went after the activists who outed their activities on the grounds that it’s illegal to record someone without their consent.
Please continue to pray for pro-life activists like David Daleiden who are facing persecution for their efforts to reveal the horrors going on in the abortion industry.
Check out the video below to hear Daleiden discuss his legal battle.