Pro-life investigators to turn themselves in: attorney
HOUSTON, January 26, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The investigators who exposed Planned Parenthood in a series of viral videos this summer plan to turn themselves in to authorities in Texas, their lawyer said today.
A Harris County, Texas, grand jury indicted David Daleiden and his associate Sandra Merritt on Monday on two charges that could bring them up to 20 years in prison.
“We will vigorously defend David through the discovery process and at trial,” Daleiden's attorney, Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society, told LifeSiteNews on Tuesday.
Both of the Center for Medical Progress investigators live in California but plan to go to Texas, where they will be charged and post bail according to another of Daleiden's attorneys, Murphy Klasing.
"The fact that our client has been indicted and Planned Parenthood was not is mind-blowing,” added Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel, who is representing Merritt.
"One of the prosecutors in the Houston office has been a board member for Planned Parenthood and has posted this fact on social media,” he added.
“Anyone who has watched Planned Parenthood employees sort through dismembered baby parts and heard the Planned Parenthood officials attempt to sell them knows that Planned Parenthood is the criminal, not our client," Staver concluded.