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On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, Travis Weber, joins Tony to weigh in on the charges filed against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt for their undercover videos that revealed Planned Parenthood's involvement in the selling of baby body parts. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) joins Tony to discuss footage released by the Center for Medical Progress of a Planned Parenthood abortionist allegedly discussing how she dealt with babies who survived abortions that showed signs of life. First Liberty Institute Senior Counsel and Director of Military Affairs, Mike Berry, joins Tony to share his thoughts on the case of Colonel Michael Madrid being punished for holding a biblical view of marriage. Also, president of Pacific Justice Institute, Brad Dacus, joins Tony to talk about a bill in California that could criminalize employees for using the wrong gender pronouns in nursing homes.

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