According to The New Civil Rights Movement:
A Texas grand jury that was investigating Planned Parenthood just opted to not indict the women’s reproductive health care provider. Instead, it has handed down indictments for two of the makers of the controversial videos.
David Daleiden (photo), the founder of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), an anti-choice group that worked with Republican members of Congress for over a year to create the videos and create a marketing plan to release them, and another activist, have been indicted.
“Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count of related to purchasing human organs. Another activist was also indicted on a charge of tampering with a governmental record,” the Associated Press just reported.
The second person indicted is Sandra Merritt, also of the CMP. Merritt is also “the founder and CEO of BioMax, the sham tissue procurement company created by the Center to gain entry into abortion clinics and medical conferences,” the Dallas Morning News adds.
Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson “said the grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of any wrongdoing.”
The videos are highly and selectively edited, and have been used as “evidence” by anti-abortion activists and anti-choice conservatives to fraudulently claim “Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts.”
Every state that has investigated Planned Parenthood in response to the videos has found no evidence of wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood.