Planned Parenthood Escapes Justice


bill-wilson-2012Columnist and friend Robert Knight recently wrote a column for the American Thinker about the absurd turn of events in Houston surrounding Planned Parenthood and the journalists who exposed the organization for selling baby parts. A Houston Grand Jury was initially formed to investigate whether a Houston branch of Planned Parenthood was illegally selling baby body parts. In what appears to be a politically-motivated turn of events, the grand jury instead indicted the journalists who exposed the Planned Parenthood atrocities. A felony charge of tampering with a government record was filed against Center for Medical Progress (CMP) founder David Daleiden and CMP employee Sandra Merritt.

Knight wrote, “Mr. Daleiden also was charged with soliciting the purchase of human organs – as if he really intended to buy them.” Daleiden made the undercover videos that feature Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted babies’ body parts. Knight reports, “The videos feature CMP employees posing as prospective purchasers of aborted baby organs discussing pricing with Planned Parenthood officials, one of whom jokes about desiring a Lamborghini. By the grand jury’s reasoning, undercover police officers trying to bust drug dealers should be prosecuted for trying to buy drugs.  Undercover reporters who get the goods on perps should be hauled in and charged with what the perps are doing.”

Knight continues, “Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood, whose Houston clinic officials were featured in the video, and whose board of directors includes a prosecutor in the Harris County D.A.’s office, escaped any charges from the Harris County grand jury…Planned Parenthood claimed the videos had been “heavily edited” to misrepresent them. They based this on a report that they themselves solicited. Fusion GPS, misdescribed repeatedly in the media as an “independent” outfit, is an opposition research firm tied to the Democratic Party with “a history of harassing socially conservative Republican donors,” according to The Weekly Standard. On August 25, 2015, Fusion GPS released its 10-page report on the CMP videos.”

Fusion GPS said that some edits were made to the film and music was added, rendering the film inaccurate. As Knight concludes: “The whole thing is like someone capturing damning footage of a bunch of crooks sitting around planning a robbery. An analyst hired by the crooks finds that the final product, while accurate, was edited for effect and that therefore, there’s nothing to see here, folks. Imagine if Sixty Minutes and every other investigative documentary maker were subjected to this kind of analysis, with only raw footage allowed.” We are all supposed to be equal under the law, except where politics is involved. And this is politics in its foulest form. This is as in Isaiah 59:14, “And justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.”