Planned Parenthood Cleared of Charges and Accusers Indicted
To the surprise of no one actually paying attention, Planned Parenthood has been cleared of any wrong-doing in the aftermath of a falsified video released late last year and the video makers have been indicted by a Texas grand jury. The video was released to discredit Planned Parenthood but was proven to be heavily edited. The two individuals who edited the video have been indicted on the counts of tampering with a governmental document and the prohibition of the purchase and sale of human organs.
The Harris County District Attorney's office announced that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast had been cleared in the two-month-long investigation.
But the grand jury did indict two individuals who were involved in making secret recordings of the group that were released to publicly discredit the group, which provides health services and abortions.
David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were indicted for tampering with a governmental record, a second-degree felony, and Daleiden was also indicted on the count of prohibition of the purchase and sale of human organs, a class A misdemeanor, according to the Harris County district attorney.
According to the Harris County District Clerk's website, a warrant for Daleiden had been issued Monday evening. Daleiden's Twitter profile identifies his residence as Irvine, California, where his group, the Center for Medical Progress, is located. The indictments were not yet available.