California Activists Behind Planned Parenthood Videos Charged With 15 Felonies
Prosecutors say David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt filmed 14 people without permission between October 2013 and July 2015 in Los Angeles, San Francisco and El Dorado counties. The videos added fuel to congressional Republicans' crusade against the organization.
Los Angeles Times:
Antiabortion Activists Face 15 Felony Charges Over Undercover Videos That Targeted Planned Parenthood
Two antiabortion activists whose controversial undercover videos accused Planned Parenthood doctors of selling fetal tissue were charged Tuesday with 15 felonies by California prosecutors. State Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra’s office alleges that David Daleiden and his co-conspirator, Sandra Merritt, filmed 14 people without their consent at meetings with women’s healthcare providers in Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Francisco and El Dorado. (Hamilton, 3/28)
San Francisco Chronicle:
California Attorney General Files Charges Against Antiabortion Activists
“The right to privacy is a cornerstone of California’s Constitution, and a right that is foundational in a free democratic society,” Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement. “We will not tolerate the criminal recording of confidential conversations.” (Egelko, 3/28)