David Daleiden Asks Supreme Court to Stop Planned Parenthood’s “Suppression” of His Free Speech
Attorneys for the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund and St. Thomas More Society filed a petition for review in the U.S. Supreme Court this afternoon on behalf of pro-life journalist David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress, asking the Court to overturn a Ninth Circuit ruling that is “obliterating” Daleiden’s First Amendment defenses against Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood is suing Daleiden and CMP after they released undercover videos exposing the abortion giant’s selling of baby body parts.
As part of his defense, Daleiden filed an anti-SLAPP (“strategic lawsuits against public participation”) motion against Planned Parenthood. Anti-SLAPP laws protect individuals against powerful interest groups that might sue to intimidate and silence a person, particularly those exposing corruption or illegal actions. When a defendant files an anti-SLAPP motion, the suing party has to prove that it is not trying to suppress the person’s First Amendment rights.
In this case, Daleiden is arguing that Planned Parenthood’s massive lawsuit is nothing more than a massive campaign to silence and destroy him for exposing their illegal fetal tissue trafficking.
Original Source: LifeNews.com
My Thoughts on this Article from LifeNews.com
David Daleiden is one of my heroes. I wish I could be so influential as a pro-life advocate to catch the attention of Planned Parenthood and get sued.
As usual, the first amendment only matters when it’s the agenda of the far left in question. When it’s anybody that’s pro-life, they want the speech suppressed and will probably come after you to murder you.
They are not just pro-choice, but pro-death and pro-population-control.
I hope the court makes the right decision and allows David his right to free speech!