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SCOTUS just handed a huge loss to the maker of those fraudulent Planned Parenthood videos

The California-based anti-abortion group, Center for Medical Progress, that released videos showing Planned Parenthood employees appearing to discuss the sale of fetal tissues, was handed a significant blow by the Supreme Court last week.

The California-based anti-abortion group, Center for Medical Progress, that released videos showing Planned Parenthood employees appearing to discuss the sale of fetal tissues, was handed a significant blow by the Supreme Court last week.

David Daleiden, the pro-life director behind the videos, asked Justice Anthony Kennedy to block an order from a district judge to hand over the names of his organization’s supporters and donors. Kennedy denied the request, forcing Daleiden to provide the information to a California district court.

“It’s time to end this shell game…. The key issue here is the disclosure of the identities of CMP’s supporters,” California District Judge William Orrick said.

The National Abortion Federation has sued the Center for Medical Progress on the grounds that Daleiden and his affiliates in CMP, infiltrated its meetings by lying about their identities and posing as Planned Parenthood employees.

While the video’s content sparked a national outcry and renewed the debate over abortion, critics believe that Daleiden doctored the videos to solely discredit Planned Parenthood and build momentum for pro-life politicians.

Orrick wants Daleiden to release the names in order to find out who was given confidential information about the National Abortion Federation. The judge also dismissed the argument from CMP supporters that the First Amendment’s “freedom of association” protects them in this case.

However, Daleiden’s attorneys argued that releasing the names would put some of his supporters at risk of “retaliation.”

The action on the lawsuit comes in the wake of a mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs that left three dead on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

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  1. Katheryn

    December 6, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I am a 55 year old woman, past menopause. My employer does not offer healthcare insurance. My child, whose father is deceased, has type 1 diabetes. The local Planned Parenthood offers health exams with sliding fees based upon income and information on insurance options.
    I was there yesterday for both and was stalked and harassed by two men shouting at me and saying horrible, untrue, things.
    I told them to leave me alone, I was there for a medical appointment and was past menopause. They kept shouting and told me I should go elsewhere. I was terrified and shaking so hard I almost dropped my keys and purse.They made numerous references to this bogus video as their “justificatiin”. I called the police.
    This crap is ridiculous. Women are not walking wombs under the dictation of men. We have the right to access healthcare at whatever clinic we choose. Without being stalked, harassed or threatened. The right wing-nut fanatics need to be stopped before they kill more people and destroy this nation.

  2. Victor Flores

    December 6, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Remember the blockbuster “Birth of A Nation? Yea, that was propaganda, we are still feeling the love.

  3. John Masters

    December 6, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    And these assholes are worried about “retaliation?” Seriously?

  4. MELVIN MCCREARY

    December 6, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    AT LEAST TEN YEARS FOR EACH DEATH !

  5. Stevan Hammond

    December 6, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Bravo….great comment…..

  6. Adrian Kasbergen

    December 7, 2015 at 10:30 am

    “….Daleiden doctored the videos to solely discredit Planned Parenthood and build momentum for pro-abortion politicians.”
    I think you mean “… AGAINST pro-abortion politicans.”

  7. Mike Barbeau

    December 13, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    This is why we need to vote Bernie Sanders for president

  8. itsjim

    January 16, 2016 at 10:05 am

    This is ANOTHER reason we need to vote Bernie Sanders and the rreasoons keep stacking up, and momentum is building. And after his 8 yrs comes Elizabeth Warren. I see a great 16yrs on the horizon. Get rid of that self serving Corp bought Congress.

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