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Published On: Thu, May 26th, 2016

Texas DA Devon Anderson confesses breaking the law to indict David Daleiden, Sandra Merritt in Planned Parenthood attack

The district attorney who indicted two undercover pro-life investigators for Center For Medical Progress is now admitting she violated the law in the process, but dismisses this as “minor and harmless.” Devon Anderson’s most recent court brief includes the admission as a “procedural irregularity” that “was minor and harmless.”

Planned Parenthood supporters at protest 2011 photo/S. MiRK via wikimedia commons

Planned Parenthood supporters at protest 2011 photo/S. MiRK via wikimedia commons

The Harris County, Texas district attorney led that grand jury charge against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, who now face two crimes that could put them behind bars for 20 years.

Daleiden’s attorneys asked a judge to dismiss the charges, because the DA’s office colluded with Planned Parenthood’s attorneys behind the scenes and broke a Texas law requiring that indictments be kept secret until the suspect is taken into custody.

Anderson confirms that her office turned over Daleiden’s full video footage to Planned Parenthood but denies that her prosecutors’ friendly, open relationship with an organization they’re supposed to be criminally investigating should raise any alarms.

Anderson cites a court ruling that involved a “typographical error.” Anderson called a grand jury to investigate the abortion industry, but Planned Parenthood’s lawyer, Josh Schaeffer, has admitted he worked with a prosecutor in Anderson’s office to do an “end run” around the charges and refocus the grand jury on the investigators.

He worked with them to obtain the video footage on behalf of his client.

Schaeffer says in an affidavit that he repeatedly told the Harris County DA’s office of his “belief” that the investigators had broken the law.

Then the grand jury, which Schaeffer admits “did not even vote on whether to indict” Planned Parenthood, handed down the first criminal charges in the nation against CMP.

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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  1. Life Legal Defense Foundation move to have David Daleiden charges dismissed - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] This corruption has since been confirmed. Read HERE. […]

  2. David Daleiden talks Center for Medical Progress investigation, fetal organ sales, ‘could take Planned Parenthood down’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] StemExpress, Planned Parenthood, and the National Abortion Federation have all pursued legal action against Daleiden. […]

  3. Thomas More Society’s Peter Breen on David Daleiden case: DA ‘colluded with Planned Parenthood’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] investigators should be dismissed, based on the evidence that Harris County District Attorney’s prosecutors colluded with Planned Parenthood to secure these indictments. Planned Parenthood’s illegitimate aim is clear: it hopes to turn […]

  4. Texas prosecutors drop charge against David Daleiden linked to his Planned Parenthood investigation - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] PPGC attorney Josh Schaeffer told the media he actively assisted the office in turning the case away from PPGC toward indicting […]

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