Judge Behind Banning Planned Parenthood Video Mulling Contempt Charges

27 May 2017

2017/05/27 – Obama Donor Judge Threatens Pro-Life Journalists With Contempt Charges For Releasing Video – The Federalist

A federal judge who donated nearly a quarter of a million dollars to President Obama’s campaign has threatened to hold undercover reporter and pro-life activist David Daleiden in contempt of court after his organization released video footage of Planned Parenthood employees admitting that abortion involves killing a baby.

“Given that we might actually both agree that there’s violence in here, ask me why I come to work everyday,” she said in the footage from the National Abortion Federation’s 2014 and 2015 conventions. “Let’s just give them all the violence, it’s a person, it’s killing — let’s just give them all that.”

Because Daleiden and his colleague Sandra Merritt are facing 14 felony charges in California for recording “confidential communications,” in a statement provided to National Review their attorneys said the footage has been entered into public legal records due to the court proceedings and is therefore public information.

I may start a Context thread on this.


Group Posts Video About Planned Parenthood – YouTube Deletes Video

26 May 2017

A couple of things here. The Center for Medical Progress released a video regarding abortion that YouTube deleted.

Apparently a judge told YouTube to delete the video.

2017/05/26 – Undercover Planned Parenthood Video Removed from YouTube at Judge’s Order – National Review

2017/05/25 – ‘I Might . . . Pull Off a Leg or Two’ – National Review

Dr. Ann Schutt-Aine, the director of abortion services for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (which has been referred to local law-enforcement for criminal charges related to fetal-tissue trafficking):

If I’m doing a procedure, and I’m seeing that I’m in fear that it’s about to come to the umbilicus [navel], I might ask for a second set of forceps to hold the body at the cervix and pull off a leg or two, so it’s not PBA [partial-birth abortion].

More transcript of the video is at this link.

2017/05/26 – Planned Parenthood executives joke about decapitating fetuses in new video – Washington Times

Planned Parenthood executives joked about decapitated fetuses, admitted to altering abortion procedures to preserve fetal organs and said clinics have a financial incentive to sell human tissue in a new undercover video released Thursday.

The three-minute video was recorded at an annual National Abortion Federation meeting by pro-life investigators with the Center for Medical Progress. The advocacy group said it’s just a preview of never-before-seen content that has been sealed for almost two years due to legal fights.

Also, Deb VanDerhei, national director of Planned Parenthood’s Consortium of Abortion Providers, admits that some clinics are motivated to sell fetal tissue for profit.

“But the truth is that some might want to do it for — to increase their revenues. And we can’t stop them,” she says in the video.

2017/05/26 – YouTube Deletes Pro-Life Video From Site – Washington Free Beacon

YouTube has deleted a video that showed Planned Parenthood executives admitting abortion is “killing,” leading pro-life activists to accuse the site of censorship.

The link to the three-minute video now redirects to a message from YouTube, saying, “This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Terms of Service.” It does not elaborate on which terms or condition the video violated, nor does it give a reason why it was taken down. YouTube did not return request for comment.

The Center for Medical Progress has uploaded the deleted video to LiveLeak and has pledged to release raw footage of the convention in the near future.

Texas Senate Passes 20 Week Abortion Bill

14 Jul 2013

Texas passes abortion restriction bill, governor certain to sign

Texas’ Republican-controlled Senate has voted to ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, ending a high-profile political battle that stirred debate over abortion rights well beyond the state’s borders.

It makes Texas the 13th U.S. state to pass a 20-week ban. The 20-week provision is based on disputed research suggesting fetuses feel pain at that point in a pregnancy. Current limits are 26 weeks in Texas.

I am not in favor of abortions in general – although I understand there may be exceptions when it is advantageous.

For me, if there is a heartbeat, then there is an individual human being inside with its own heart, circulatory system, and its own blood, and therefore its own life which should be preserved. From what I have researched, this occurs approximately 8 weeks after conception.

South Dakota Passes Regulation To Slow Abortion Process

23 Mar 2011

South Dakota Passes Tougher Regulations on Abortions

South Dakota became the first state in the country to require a woman seeking an abortion to visit a pregnancy help center first and submit to counseling to ensure her decision is “voluntary” and “informed.”

Under the new law the woman must also wait at least 72 hours after completing the counseling before she can schedule an abortion, the longest waiting period in the nation. The law goes into effect on July 1.

Anything slowing up abortions is good.

Abortion in Context

29 Apr 2010

2010/04/27 – Strict Abortion Measures Enacted in Oklahoma