Planned Parenthood on Thursday filed a long-awaited federal lawsuit against the anti-abortion activists who have targeted the group with undercover videos for the last year.
The formal complaint marks the first time that Planned Parenthood has taken legal action against the group, the Center for Medical Progress.
The national organization, along with its California affiliate, is accusing the Center for Medical Progress and its organizer David Daleiden for unlawful behavior ranging from secret taping to trespassing. The group said the Center for Medical Progress has violated the laws of three states as well as federal law.
“Today, Planned Parenthood is going on the offense,” Kathy Kneer, president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California said in a call with reporters.
In response, Daleiden released a statement that said “game on.”
“I look forward to deposing all the CEOs, Medical Directors, and their co-conspirators who participated in Planned Parenthood's illegal baby body parts racket,” he said.
Well I am looking forward to this as well.
However I do not think that the outcome will be quite as this Daleiden guy predicts.
By the way just to be clear asking for compensation to cover costs while providing fetal samples to scientists is not illegal.
The only thing that would make it illegal is if Planned Parenthood was attempting to profit off of those parts.
Those videos showed no such thing.