Two courts have ruled in as many days that anti-abortion activist David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress must turn over private documents and submit to questions about how they orchestrated their video sting of Planned Parenthood.
The rulings could require Daleiden to turn over paperwork and details of his operation, such as how he got into National Abortion Federation conferences. They also say he must provide the full, raw footage he collected of some of his meetings while posing as an executive of a fictitious tissue procurement firm.
Opponents hope that those could show that he violated laws to obtain footage.
The videos, which purport to show that Planned Parenthood makes a profit from selling fetal tissue from aborted fetuses — allegations the women's health provider denies — have set off a furor and led to calls to strip the group of government funding.
The suits were brought by the National Abortion Federation and StemExpress, a group that was featured prominently in the videos.
Considering who these plaintiffs are it would seem that they are unafraid that the unedited footage and documents will damage Planned Parenthood or abortion providers in any way, but believe instead that it will likely prove that this Center for Medical Progress used questionable editing techniques and possibly illegal tactics to gain gain and alter the footage that they used in their hit pieces against PP.
Gee I wonder what their conservative defenders will say when it is proven that this whole thing was a hoax and a manipulation of the facts?