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    Planned Parenthood awarded $2.3 million for secret videos

    A federal jury found Friday that an anti-abortion activist illegally secretly recorded workers at Planned Parenthood clinics and is liable for violating federal and state laws. The jury ordered him, the Center for Medical Progress and other parties to pay nearly $2.3 million in damages.

    After a six-week civil trial, the San Francisco jury found David Daleiden trespassed on private property and committed other crimes in recording the 2015 videos. He and the Center for Medical Progress and various employees were ordered to pay varying amounts.

    Daleiden and a co-defendant, Sandra Merritt, are set to go on trial starting Dec. 6 on 14 counts each of invasion of privacy. They have pleaded not guilty and argue they are undercover journalists shielded from prosecution.

    Planned Parenthood sued the activists as part of what the group called “a multi-year illegal effort to manufacture a malicious campaign.”

    “The jury recognized today that those behind the campaign broke the law in order to advance their goals of banning safe, legal abortion in this country, and to prevent Planned Parenthood from serving the patients who depend on us,” the organization’s acting president and CEO, Alexis McGill Johnson, said in a statement.
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    Planned Parenthood Wins $2 Million Dollar Lawsuit

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    A federal jury in San Francisco found that the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress and its president, David Daleiden, broke multiple state and federal laws when they secretly recorded and released videos of Planned Parenthood employees. The jury awarded Planned Parenthood $2 million in damages, finding that Daleiden and his organization engaged in fraud, trespassing and illegal secret recording.
    “David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress intentionally waged a multi-year illegal effort to manufacture a malicious campaign against Planned Parenthood,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, the acting president and CEO of Planned Parenthood.


    “The jury recognized today that those behind the campaign broke the law in order to advance their goals of banning safe, legal abortion in this country, and to prevent Planned Parenthood from serving the patients who depend on us.”
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    I am so sad that none of these bastards will serve time for any of this. This is almost as good as Stone and Gates getting sentenced.
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    A big ask here, but taking awau fraud and misleading editing, what if this was a slaughterhouse or dairy farm and an animal rights group had a civil judgment for illegal secret recording?

    Again, fraud unrelated to getting secret recording I think should be punished. But if you have to lie to get the recording that is fine.

    If the recordings are fraudulently edited, then punish that.

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    Duplicate threads merged.
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    A great and proud display of civil disobedience.
    That guy is a hero.
    This will simply encourage MORE truth telling about the sickening secrets of the abortion industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion IRC View Post
    A great and proud display of civil disobedience.
    That guy is a hero.
    This will simply encourage MORE truth telling about the sickening secrets of the abortion industry.
    <sigh> This is the one political issue that there really is no compromise. Perhaps in the future, if a better drug was developed that could be dispensed safely with better distributions to patients, and if the right joined the left with greater concerns for privacy, a compromise could be reached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion IRC View Post
    A great and proud display of civil disobedience.
    That guy is a hero.
    This will simply encourage MORE truth telling about the sickening secrets of the abortion industry.
    Except what he "exposed" was his own lies. I wouldn't mind if he was telling the truth but he wasn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Bosch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lion IRC View Post
    A great and proud display of civil disobedience.
    That guy is a hero.
    This will simply encourage MORE truth telling about the sickening secrets of the abortion industry.
    <sigh> This is the one political issue that there really is no compromise. Perhaps in the future, if a better drug was developed that could be dispensed safely with better distributions to patients, and if the right joined the left with greater concerns for privacy, a compromise could be reached.
    I think the prolifers did propose a compromise a while back.
    Legal abortions for pregnant rape victims and cases where the pregnancy posed a simultaneous and unavoidable threat to the life of both the mother AND the baby. (Ectopic pregnancies.)

    This compromise was rejected because of the minuscule number of abortions that would permit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion IRC View Post
    A great and proud display of civil disobedience.
    That guy is a hero.
    This will simply encourage MORE truth telling about the sickening secrets of the abortion industry.
    These people edited videos to promote a lie. That is not telling a truth. In fact, that breaks the 9th Commandment.

    So, celebrating a liar is really unchristian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion IRC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Bosch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lion IRC View Post
    A great and proud display of civil disobedience.
    That guy is a hero.
    This will simply encourage MORE truth telling about the sickening secrets of the abortion industry.
    <sigh> This is the one political issue that there really is no compromise. Perhaps in the future, if a better drug was developed that could be dispensed safely with better distributions to patients, and if the right joined the left with greater concerns for privacy, a compromise could be reached.
    I think the prolifers did propose a compromise a while back.
    Legal abortions for pregnant rape victims and cases where the pregnancy posed a simultaneous and unavoidable threat to the life of both the mother AND the baby. (Ectopic pregnancies.)

    This compromise was rejected because of the minuscule number of abortions that would permit.
    The rape exception is what most Christians want--it's about punishing non-reproductive sex, it's not about the fetus. If she didn't consent, no need to punish her.

    As for the risk--if the woman does so does the fetus. The only risks that aren't faced by both are non-fatal ones.

    Consider a niece-in-law of ours. She was facing possible blindness, treatment involved a pregnancy class X drug. The options:

    1) She goes blind.

    2) She gives birth to a likely seriously harmed baby.

    3) Abortion.

    You want to see her blind.

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