Indictment of Pro-Life Journalists Instead of Planned Parenthood is Very Troubling | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

ACLJ Profile Completion

Verified

Pro-Life Journalists Indictment Troubling

By Jay Sekulow1453832073775

The refusal of a local grand jury in Texas to indict Planned Parenthood for its scheme to sell baby parts is very troubling.

The matter is made even worse by the same Harris County, TX grand jury’s bizarre decision to instead indict two pro-life investigative journalists who exposed Planned Parenthood’s scheme to sell human organs.

By giving Planned Parenthood a pass and indicting two pro-life journalists who merely revealed this horrific practice through their undercover work, the action of this local grand jury raises serious questions about the appropriate use of our legal system.

One thing is for sure.  A law preventing the offer to buy and sale of human organs was not intended to criminalize investigative journalists exposing true criminal activity.  To use this law in such a way is a misuse of justice.

Our legal team is looking into the law, and developing a legal analysis explaining how legally absurd this indictment is.

When you consider the fact that one of the prosecutors in the Harris County district attorney’s office is deeply involved with Planned Parenthood – serving as a board member for the local Planned Parenthood affiliate in Texas where the undercover investigation took place – along with the fact that she has served as an active fundraiser for Planned Parenthood for years – you have to ask the question – was this probe tainted – was there a conflict of interest – that produced a biased result?

Other investigations into Planned Parenthood’s actions are still underway and officials in Texas say the grand jury action will have no bearing on their probe as it continues to move forward.

“The fact remains that the videos exposed the horrific nature of abortion and the shameful disregard for human life of the abortion industry,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

The two pro-life journalists indicted are members of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) which produced a number of undercover videos revealing the horrific actions of the abortion industry.

CMP has been sued by both the National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood.  The ACLJ is defending former CMP board member and head of Operation Rescue Troy Newman in that litigation in federal court.

Defund Planned Parenthood Now

Pro Life  Signatures

LOGIN

Receive the latest news, updates, and contribution opportunities from ACLJ.

$20
$40
$60
$120
$240
Make this a monthly tax-deductible gift.

We’re taking on Big Abortion in federal court and fighting in Congress to cut off its taxpayer funds. Defend life and have your gift DOUBLED. Have your gift doubled through our Matching Challenge.

Email Address is required.
First Name is required.
Last Name is required.
Credit Card Number is required.
Verification Code is required.
Expiration Month is required.
Expiration Year is required.
Receive the latest news, updates, and contribution opportunities from ACLJ.
Encourage your friends to sign and donate by sharing this petition.
Latest in
Pro Life

NARAL Sees Life as the Competition

By ACLJ.org1531145560658

Big Abortion is irate because Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers are using technology to steal their business and save babies. According to a recent report , the radical abortion group NARAL Pro-Choice America is livid with search engine Google for allowing pro-life advertisements, resulting in users being...

read more

ACLJ Files Support for Babies with Down Syndrome

By Michelle Terry1530547200000

On Friday, June 29, 2018, the American Center for Law & Justice filed an amicus curiae brief – a “friend of the court” brief – at the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Preterm-Cleveland, et al. v. Lance Himes, et al . We filed our brief on behalf of the ACLJ and our Committee to Defend...

read more

Pro-Life Centers Can’t Be Forced to Promote Abortion

By Geoffrey Surtees1530030093744

Today, in a 5-4 decision , the United States Supreme Court held that California cannot conscript pro-life pregnancy centers into mouthing a government-dictated message motivated by that state’s pro-abortion ideology. This is a resounding victory for the First Amendment right to free speech and the...

read more

Planned Parenthood Challenge to Arkansas Law Rejected

By Edward White1529071200000

Recently, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge brought by Planned Parenthood against an Arkansas law requiring abortion pill providers to contract with a physician who has hospital admitting privileges. Planned Parenthood had successfully convinced a trial court to grant an injunction against the...

read more