David Daleiden, the undercover journalist who released videos four years ago exposing Planned Parenthood’s illegal involvement in harvesting and selling aborted baby body parts, will have to pay an almost $200,000 fine for releasing the undercover videos that exposed the abortion giant’s horrific activities.
The liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused this week to consider a request by Daleiden to overturn a $195,000 contempt charge levied against him by District Judge William Orrick III in 2017.
Daleiden has started a GoFundMe page for help paying the fine, which he calls “unjust.” So far, supporters have donated $40,000 in a matter of 24 hours.
“I need your help to replace the $195,000 that Judge Orrick unjustly fined us to try to shield his friends at Planned Parenthood from public scrutiny,” Daleiden wrote on this fundraising page.
“Every day, I am still working to document and expose the unethical and illegal commercial exploitation of our unborn brothers and sisters,” he wrote, adding: “I can’t do this without you. Thank you for all of your support so far and please help me with any amount you can.”
Orrick originally issued the fine after the pro-life journalist’s legal team purportedly violated a gag order he placed on Daleiden’s videos. Orrick, who has ties to the abortion industry, is currently presiding over the two civil cases brought against Daleiden’s Center for Medical Progress (CMP) by Planned Parenthood (PP) and the National Abortion Federation (NAF).
Daleiden has spent the last four years in and out of court rooms fighting various lawsuits, including a 15-count felony prosecution by the State of California that’s set to resume in September. Since the release of Daleiden’s videos in 2015, courts have continuallyrefused requests from his attorneys to throw out the charges he’s facing and to have Orrick taken off the case.
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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Stephen Koke, Pete Balinski and originally published at LifeSite News. Title changed by P&P.]
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