Shocking Planned Parenthood Injustice in Texas

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Even the pro-choice crowd has to understand that the grand jury’s decision to drop charges against Planned Parenthood in Houston and instead bring an indictment against the undercover filmmakers is entirely motivated by politics. Not even the most radical leftist in the country can possibly look at this travesty of justice and pretend this is the way it ought to be.

Yet, that’s the way it is.

A Harris County grand jury decided Monday that David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress should be indicted on felony charges relating to the undercover investigation into Planned Parenthood. The news came as a shock, considering that the Harris County District Attorney’s office was specifically seeking an indictment against the abortionists. District Attorney Devon Anderson said that this was simply how the investigation played out.

“We were called upon to investigate allegations of criminal conduct by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast,” Anderson said. “As I stated at the outset of this investigation, we must go where the evidence leads us. All the evidence uncovered in the course of this investigation was presented to the grand jury. I respect their decision on this difficult case.”

Both Merritt and Daleiden are being charged with tampering with a government record, but Center chief Daleiden is also being charged with one misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs. And it’s that count that really reveals how politically motivated this grand jury’s indictment is. How can Daleiden be charged with the purchase of human organs if Planned Parenthood is not in the business of selling human organs?

Or, as Daleiden put it in his statement: “We respect the processes of the Harris County District Attorney, and note that buying fetal tissue requires a seller as well.”

Planned Parenthood crowed about the victory in a statement of their own. “These anti-abortion extremists spent three years creating a fake company, creating fake identities, lying, and breaking the law. When they couldn’t find any improper or illegal activity, they made it up,” said Eric Ferrero, vice president of communications for the national abortion mill.

Planned Parenthood has always denied that the videos expose them for selling human fetal tissue, even though that’s exactly what they do. They claim that they are permitted by law to seek reimbursement for the costs of processing the tissue, although that doesn’t quite explain why they think the law allows them to let born babies die so that their organs are kept in pristine condition. The grand jury apparently missed the part of the videos where Planned Parenthood employees assure the filmmakers that they use this very technique to preserve fully-intact tissue.

Surely the fact that a Planned Parenthood board member works for the Harris County DA has nothing to do with what has transpired.