WASHINGTON, D.C. – One of the charges against David Daleiden in Harris County, Texas was dismissed yesterday by Judge Diane Bull, who ruled that the indictment for the misdemeanor charge against Daleiden claiming he attempted to purchase baby body parts was void. Daleiden still faces a felony charge for allegedly using a fake driver's license to conceal his identity during the undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:
“I am grateful that Judge Diane Bull was able to see through what appears to be a baseless charge that is politically-motivated. There was no transaction or attempted transaction to suggest Daleiden was actually buying aborted baby body parts. Of course the charges against Daleiden screams the question: why didn’t the District Attorney charge Planned Parenthood for selling the body parts? You can’t have a buyer without a seller.
“The Harris County judge overseeing the felony false identification charge against Daleiden should follow the example of Judge Bull in dismissing the indictment, and realize that these charges against Daleiden are nothing but naked political intimidation and attempts to silence the truth of what the abortion industry is doing.
“I also urge California Attorney General Kamala Harris to follow the lead of Judge Bull and return Daleiden’s undercover footage exposing the sale of baby body parts, which was illegally seized by the state in violation of Daleiden’s constitutional rights. It is time to end this political bullying of Daleiden and his colleagues who simply exposed the abhorrent sale of aborted children’s organs. It is Planned Parenthood, biotech companies, and the abortion industry that need to be investigated further, not those who expose their illegal and heinous activities,” Perkins concluded.