In what defense lawyer Jared Woodfill deemed “a huge victory for the pro-life movement,” pro-life activist and Planned Parenthood whistle blower David Robert Daleiden had one of the two charges against him dropped on Tuesday.
The misdemeanor charge was regarding the attempt to purchase human organs. The County Court at Law judge Diane Bull ruled that the indictment of Daleiden did not address a particular exception in the law, making it outside of the court’s jurisdiction.
The exoneration wasn’t in full, however. Daleiden still faces a felony charge for tampering with government records in regards to the ID he created to get into the building. Judge Bull will not be presiding over that case. The District Attorney in the case also said that he would not appeal the decision
Daleiden and his organization, the Center for Medical Progress, turned the abortion industry on its head last summer when it released a series of shocking videos where negotiations for purchase of baby organs and tissue were made over lunch. Horrific abortion practices were also exposed by former employees.
In a statement to LifeNews, the Center for Medical Progress had this to say:
The Center for Medical Progress follows all applicable laws in the course of its investigative journalism work and as more details about Planned Parenthood’s contracts for aborted baby parts come to light, it’s clear that Planned Parenthood and their business partners like StemExpress are the ones who are guilty of trafficking in human body parts.
Planned Parenthood has yet to release a statement on the ruling.