Court Won’t Remove Judge Who Blocked More Videos Exposing Aborted Baby Part Sales Despite Planned Parenthood Ties

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 1, 2018   |   9:42AM   |   Washington, DC

A federal appeals court has refused to remove the judge who blocked more videos exposing Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry’s sales of aborted baby parts from overseeing the case the abortion businesses have filed against David Daleiden —  who exposed them in the first place. The appeals court made the decision despite the fact that the judge in the case has ties to the Planned Parenthood abortion company.

As LifeNews as reported, David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) filed a motion in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to request the removal of Judge William Orrick in the lawsuit brought against them by Planned Parenthood, pointing to his ties to Planned Parenthood.

According to Daleiden’s petition, Judge Orrick has “an ongoing and longstanding professional relationship with one of the named Plaintiffs.” Orrick is a founder and officer of the Good Samaritan Family Resource Center (GSFRC), an organization that partners with Planned Parenthood and had a Planned Parenthood clinic incorporated on its premises while Orrick served as secretary and counsel to the organization.

The petition also cites the use of Orrick’s image by his wife in Facebook posts to “endorse inflammatory public statements about the disputed facts of this case – statements that denigrated the principal Defendant in the harshest terms, while lauding Plaintiffs.”

Orrick’s wife used his image in a post that referred to CMP’s undercover videos, allegedly exposing Planned Parenthood’s illegal trafficking in fetal tissue, as “domestic terrorism.”

“Judge Orrick is part of the Planned Parenthood family,” Daleiden said previously.

But the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals late yesterday, sided with the abortion industry, according to an email from Tom Brejcha, President & Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Society, to LifeNews.

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“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied our petition to remove Judge William Orrick from David Daleiden’s cases against Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation.,” he explained. “You’ll recall that the Judge Orrick has close ties to Planned Parenthood and his wife is an outspoken abortion activist.”

Brejcha said, “This is another frustrating setback for David – especially after just last month the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear our appeal of the “gag order” injunction Judge Orrick hit David with at the request of the National Abortion Federation. But that just means our Thomas More Society team must fight even harder to clear David’s name so he can release the videos from his undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood.”

“Planned Parenthood won’t spare a dime going after the one pro-life activist who can destroy them with the click of an email,” he continued. “And since it looks like we’re going to trial in Judge Orrick’s courtroom, David Daleiden needs our help more than ever.”

Daleiden and his lawyers say Orrick and his wife assisted in getting a Planned Parenthood clinic at GSFRC while they served there.

“Judge Orrick’s image has been deployed repeatedly online in support of terrible statements referring to the CMP videos as ‘domestic terrorism,’ literally ‘domestic terrorism,’” said Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society, the pro-life legal group representing Daleiden and CMP.

Daleiden petitioned the Supreme Court in August to remove a gag order that Judge Orrick issued barring CMP from releasing additional undercover footage. The high court refused.

“Judge Orrick’s gag order, issued at the behest of Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation, is an unprecedented attack on the First Amendment by a clearly biased federal judge,” Daleiden said at the time. “Judge Orrick even wants to press his gag order in the California Attorney General’s bogus criminal case against me—though he, NAF, and Planned Parenthood insist the gag order only applies to my defense, and not to the Attorney General’s bogus prosecution.”

CMP’s undercover videos, showing Planned Parenthood employees discussing the procurement and sale of fetal body parts, have prompted a federal investigation of the abortion giant by the FBI and the Department of Justice.

The expose’ videos catching Planned Parenthood officials selling the body parts of aborted babies have shocked the nation. Here is a list of all 14:

  • In the first video: Dr. Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood commented on baby-crushing: “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
  • In the second video: Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Mary Gatter joked, “I want a Lamborghini” as she negotiated the best price for baby parts.
  • In the third video: Holly O’Donnell, a former Stem Express employee who worked inside a Planned Parenthood clinic, detailed first-hand the unspeakable atrocities and how she fainted in horror over handling baby legs.
  • In the fourth video: Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Savita Ginde stated, “We don’t want to do just a flat-fee (per baby) of like, $200. A per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.” She also laughed while looking at a plate of fetal kidneys that were “good to go.”
  • In the fifth video: Melissa Farrell of Planned Parenthood-Gulf Coast in Houston boasted of Planned Parenthood’s skill in obtaining “intact fetal cadavers” and how her “research” department “contributes so much to the bottom line of our organization here, you know we’re one of the largest affiliates, our Research Department is the largest in the United States.”
  • In the sixth video: Holly O’Donnell described technicians taking fetal parts without patient consent: “There were times when they would just take what they wanted. And these mothers don’t know. And there’s no way they would know.”
  • In the seventh and perhaps most disturbing video: Holly O’Donnell described the harvesting, or “procurement,” of organs from a nearly intact late-term fetus aborted at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s Alameda clinic in San Jose, CA. “‘You want to see something kind of cool,’” O’Donnell says her supervisor asked her. “And she just taps the heart, and it starts beating. And I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating, and I don’t know what to think.”
  • In the eighth video: StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer admits Planned Parenthood sells “a lot of” fully intact aborted babies.
  • The ninth video: catches a Planned Parenthood medical director discussing how the abortion company sells fully intact aborted babies — including one who “just fell out” of the womb.
  • The 10th video: catches the nation’s biggest abortion business selling specific body parts — including the heart, eyes and “gonads” of unborn babies. The video also shows the shocking ways in which Planned Parenthood officials admit that they are breaking federal law by selling aborted baby body parts for profit.
  • Unreleased Videos: Unreleased videos from CMP show Deb Vanderhei of Planned Parenthood caught on tape talking about how Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliates may “want to increase revenue [from selling baby parts] but we can’t stop them…” Another video has a woman talking about the “financial incentives” of selling aborted baby body parts.
  • The 11th video: catches a Texas Planned Parenthood abortionist planning to sell the intact heads of aborted babies for research. Amna Dermish is caught on tape describing an illegal partial-birth abortion procedure to terminate living, late-term unborn babies which she hopes will yield intact fetal heads for brain harvesting.
  • The 12th video in the series shows new footage of Jennefer Russo, medical director at Planned Parenthood in Orange County, California, describing to undercover investigators how her abortion business tries to harvest intact aborted babies’ bodies for a local for-profit biotech company and changes the abortion procedure to do so.
  • The 13th video: exposes a Planned Parenthood medical director admitting that babies born alive after abortion are sometimes killed.
  • The 14th video: catches Planned Parenthood executives discussing gruesome abortion procedures and the sale of body parts from aborted babies for profit.