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Planned Parenthood Lawyer Admits Illegally Receiving Evidence from DA in Daleiden Case

05-25-2016
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Bombshell new evidence exposes illegal activity by the Harris County District Attorney's office and Planned Parenthood in their case against pro-life journalist David Daleiden.

Last year, Daleiden released undercover footage through The Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue. CBN News has reported on the story extensively. 

Instead of finding the abortion giant guilty of criminal charges, the Harris County grand jury indicted the pro-life activist.  He was charged with tampering with government records and using fake identifications to purchase fetal tissue.

Daleiden posted bail last month in response to what his attorneys call bogus charges.

Daleiden's indictment sparked public outcry from thousands in the pro-life community who argued that the undercover investigations were not criminal.

In the latest twist in the case, the Thomas More Society reports that the court records show Planned Parenthood attorney Josh Schaffer admitting under oath that the DA's office shared documents and evidence with Planned Parenthood.

The Texas Attorney General's office had forbidden them from doing so.  The declaration was included as part of the DA office's response to Daleiden's motion to quash the indictment against him, alleging prosecutorial misconduct.

Schaffer admitted that he and Assistant District Attorney Sunni Mitchell went against the Texas attorney general's instruction not to share raw video footage with Planned Parenthood.

"I was told that the Attorney General's Office agreed to give it to the HCDAO on the condition that the HCDAO not give it to PPGC. Mitchell told me that she would try to obtain the footage by other means," Schaffer said.

In 2013, Mitchell was responsible for a grand jury that failed to indict Houston's late-term abortionist Douglas Karpen, after photographs and eyewitness testimony implicated him in illegal later-term abortions and killing babies who were born alive after failed abortions.

"The recent filings by the Harris County District Attorney confirm that the DA shared confidential documents and information with abortion provider Planned Parenthood, colluding with it in the prosecution of David Daleiden," said Daleiden's attorney, Thomas More Society Special Counsel Peter Breen. 

"These filings also include evidence that appears to show that the DA's office worked with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast to undermine the Texas Attorney General's independent investigation of that abortion provider," he continued. "The conduct of Harris County prosecutors in this case is outrageous and illegal. We look forward to pressing our motion to quash this indictment in court."

According to LifeNews, this is the second time attorneys from Anderson's office and Planned Parenthood were accused of working together.

Thomas More Society lawyers assert that the National Abortion Federation is fighting "to shut down free speech and to cover-up evidence of the abortion industry's crimes in aborted baby parts trafficking." 

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