October 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) will soon release “some of the most damning and incriminating tapes that we ever recorded,” the man who led its undercover investigation into Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby body parts said Thursday.
David Daleiden, project lead at CMP, told viewers of a Thursday night webcast, “Close to half of the video footage that I ever gathered still has never seen the light of day.”
Judge William Orrick, who was on the board of a pro-abortion group that lets Planned Parenthood run a facility on its premises, has issued a gag order on those videos. CMP's lawyers have asked the Supreme Court to hear this censorship case.
Daleiden is facing 15 felony charges in California from its pro-abortion Attorney General Xavier Becerra (14 of these 15 charges were dropped, and then brought against him again).
“They’re trying to crush David Daleiden (and) they’re trying to crush Sandra Merritt, his colleague who helped on the investigation,” said international pro-life activist David Bereit, formerly of 40 Days for Life. “They’re trying to make an example out of these courageous video investigators.”
Pro-life leaders announced on the webcast that the Susan B. Anthony List, through an anonymous donor, has secured a $500,000 matching grant for Daleiden’s legal defense fund. This means all donations up to $500,000 will be matched dollar for dollar.
“David stood up to the abortion empire,” said Bereit. “We need to now stand up for him.”
“Our costs are humongous,” said Tom Brejcha of the Thomas More Society, which is helping Daleiden. “They’re up in seven figures. And yet that’s working on a shoestring.”
So far, Daleiden’s legal defense has already cost $1.4 million. It will cost millions more. Planned Parenthood and its abortion allies are far better funded.
“They’ll stop at nothing,” said Brejcha. The prosecution would be more accurately described as a “persecution,” he said.
“What I and my fellow undercover investigators at CMP … is no different than what local news journalists in the state of California do every single day when they use undercover video to expose things that the public otherwise wouldn’t know are going on,” said Daleiden.
The abortion industry is “terrified of the remaining video tapes coming to light,” he continued. “They know that their true motives, their true actions … the way that they run their abortion practice (is) exposed on those tapes.”
“After working so hard to elect people to the U.S. Senate and the House and the presidency, the impact of these videos is nothing less than a tipping point for this whole human rights movement,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.
Live Action Founder and President Lila Rose also participated in the webcast, saying “the feat that David and Sandra (Merritt) and those that worked with David pulled off is just incredible.”
“Because state-subsidized, industrial-scale child killing … is such a big, global issue,” every single person can do something to stop it, Daleiden encouraged viewers. “Every single person has something that they can contribute to” end abortion in one way or another.
A crowdfunding campaign for the matching grant will likely be launched next week. In the meantime, donations can be made through the Thomas More Society’s website.