The grand jury was charged with looking into whether or not Planned Parenthood violated the law as evidenced in the undercover videos. However, in an unexpected turn of events, the activists involved in the expose’ are now indicted.
(Via Fox News) A grand jury in Houston investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood allegations of misconduct instead indicted two anti-abortion activists who made videos of the organization on Monday.
Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said in a statement that the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, David Daleiden, was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs.
Another center employee, Sandra Merritt, was also indicted on a charge of tampering with a governmental record.
In a statement announcing the indictment, Anderson didn’t provide details on the charges, including what record or records were allegedly tampered with and why Daleiden faces a charge related to buying human organs.
Anderson’s office said it could not provide details until the documents charging Daleiden and Merritt were formally made public.
“We were called upon to investigate allegations of criminal conduct by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast,” Anderson said. “As I stated at the outset of this investigation, we must go where the evidence leads us. All the evidence uncovered in the course of this investigation was presented to the grand jury. I respect their decision on this difficult case.” (read more)