Tuesday, January 26, 2016
No Evidence of Illegal Activity by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
It's difficult for the fanatics who cheered the fraudulent sting operation by David Daleiden, et.al., to accept that THEY and not Planned Parenthood were breaking laws, but apparently that is what the grand jury found --that's where the evidence led, as the Harris County district attorney said.
Where's all the hoopla in the "liberal" media or from the T-GOP candidates on this?
We'll follow the story to see what that the evidence is and what the outcome will be.
But don't hold your breath waiting for this subject to come up in the next GOP debate. This subject was one of Carly Fiorina's biggest yelling points in past debates. Even when she was confronted with facts that showed that the video had been tampered with, Fiorina did not back down in her assertion that living fetuses were hacked to pieces for profit.
Good for Planned Parenthood to go after the perpetrators of this fraud.
From ABC News:
A Houston grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday by the abortion provider, and instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that targeted the handling of fetal tissue in clinics and provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide.
David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs.
Another activist, Sandra Merritt, was also indicted on a charge of tampering with a governmental record, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. It's the first time anyone in the group has been charged criminally since the release of the videos, which began surfacing last year and alleged that Planned Parenthood sold fetal tissue to researchers for a profit in violation of federal law.
Planned Parenthood officials have denied any wrongdoing and have said the videos were misleadingly edited. The footage from the clinic in Houston showed people pretending to be from a company called BioMax that procures fetal tissue for research touring the facility. Planned
Parenthood has previously said that the fake company sent an agreement offering to pay the "astronomical amount" of $1,600 for organs from a fetus. The clinic said it never entered into the agreement and ceased contact with BioMax because it was "disturbed" by the overtures.
In a statement announcing the indictment, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson did not 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. Her office said it could not disclose more information and a court spokesman said it was unclear whether copies of the indictments, which typically provide more insight, would be made public Monday.
"We were called upon to investigate allegations of criminal conduct by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast," Anderson, an elected Republican, said in her statement. "As I stated at the outset of this investigation, we must go where the evidence leads us."
From the blog "First Draft":
"Nothing. There was nothing there.
Not only was there nothing there, but there was something less than nothing there, because people actually got themselves INDICTED for making out like there was something there.
Not only was there something less than nothing there, but anybody with two brain cells to rub together looked at the sterling credentials of the people making out like there was something there and said, there’s nothing there.
They were, of course, the exact kind of carnival barkers they seemed to be, and this news only surprises the people who make a living being surprised when the curtain gets pulled back and, instead of an alien life form, the freak show’s just one sad goat with a weird mark on its neck.
I don’t really blame the barkers. They’re doing their jobs, and people will do the same job after them just as people have done the same job before them."