Monday, May 30, 2016

Planned Parenthood Pushes Bill Making It Illegal to Record Undercover Footage Like David Daleiden Did


By Steven Ertelt
Life News

The Planned Parenthood abortion business s fighting David Daleiden and pro-life advocates on all fronts after his organization released undercover footage showing top abortion business officials at multiple locations discussing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of unborn babies for profit. Now, in California, the abortion giant is pushing a bill that would make recording such undercover footage illegal.

The Life legal Defense Foundation, a pro-life legal group, provided with the details:

Planned Parenthood is sponsoring legislation in California to criminalize the publication of evidence of its business practices, which include harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted babies.

Assembly Bill 1671 would make it a crime to publish confidential conversations with certain health care providers—most notably, anyone affiliated with an abortion clinic. This means anyone who posts a photo or video of an interaction with an abortion clinic employee or volunteer—including clinic escorts—could be prosecuted under the bill. AB 1671 provides for penalties of up to $10,000 per violation and one year in state prison.

Legislative analysts expressed concern that the bill would violate the First Amendment, which “gives the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in democracy.” The U.S. Supreme Court has held that “prior restraints on speech and publication are the most serious and least tolerable infringement on First Amendment rights.”

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The original, broader version of the bill, which did not single out health care providers for protection, drew opposition from the California Newspaper Publishers Association and animal rights activists. After the bill was amended to more specifically target anti-abortion investigative activities, these groups withdrew their opposition. Neither the ACLU nor any other civil liberties or journalism organization has voiced opposition.

Blogger's Commentary: If not for David Daleiden's undercover videos, we would have never known about the macabre business of selling body parts of aborted babies by Planned Parenthood.  He pulled back the curtain and exposed their evil "business" pre and post abortion.  His actions struck a lethal blow to Planned Parenthood. In the aftermath, states have enacted legislation against this practice, as well as other pro-life laws.  

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