Judge and Youtube both censor horrific new video exposing Planned Parenthood
30 May 2017
Youtube has not revealed how the video violates its terms of service.
A judge has forced a pro-life organisation to take down a new video that shows Planned Parenthood executives discussing gruesome abortion procedures and the sale of body parts from aborted babies for profit. Youtube has also removed the video.
Last week, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a trailer video of coverage filmed during the 2014 and 2015 National Abortion Federation (NAF) conventions. The video, which can still be viewed on LifeSiteNews, features one abortionist recalling "An eyeball just fell down into my lap!", and another saying she would "pull off a leg or two". It follows a series of videos released by CMP showing Planned Parenthood officials agreeing to sell body parts from aborted babies - a scandal which rocked the abortion giant.
NAF has been trying to block the release of the footage for over a year. In 2015, NAF, along with Planned Parenthood, filed an injunction blocking the release of any videos, claiming that the footage was “illegally” obtained. The injunction was granted and is currently being appealed.
Hours after the video's release, the video sharing site Youtube removed it for "violating YouTube's Terms of Service." No other information was made publicly available.
It later emerged that U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick, who granted the original injunction blocking the release of the videos, ordered that the videos be removed, and is now threatening David Daleiden, CMP's leader, with contempt. He and his attorneys Steve Cooley and Brentford J. Ferreira have been ordered to appear at a hearing on June 14th to consider contempt sanctions.
Was there really contempt?
In a statement to the National Review, Daleiden's attorneys Steve Cooley and Brentford Ferreira said that the new footage was released legally, as the felony charges filed against Daleiden and fellow investigator Sandra Merritt placed the footage into public record:
"[Calif.] Attorney General Xavier Becerra has entered this footage into the public record by filing a public criminal proceeding based on it. The preliminary injunction obtained by NAF in a federal civil suit cannot bind this State criminal proceeding. (In fact, the SF Superior Court is now releasing certified copies of the court filings to the public with the links to the videos.)"
David Daleiden and Sandra Merrit are facing 15 felony charges for "intentionally and without the consent of all parties" recording "confidential" communications.
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