A judge bans videos, censoring the media and canceling the First Amendment and only some conservatives are outraged.
Earlier, a judge had only barred the release of video of a meeting with representatives of StemExpress, who don’t want us to know that they were eager to receive whole, intact (born alive?) “fetuses” (aka babies).
Now this ruling is far broader.
And, don’t be fooled by the black robes. This is the Obama Administration working through an ally.
As the Federalist reports,
A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has unveiled Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of organs harvested from aborted children.
Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted the injunction just hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation.
Orrick was nominated to his position by hardline abortion supporter President Barack Obama. He was also a major donor to and bundler for President Obama’s presidential campaign. He raised at least $200,000 for Obama and donated $30,800 to committees supporting him, according to Public Citizen.
Even though the National Abortion Federation filed its claim only hours before, Orrick quickly decided in their favor that the abortionists they represent would, ironically, be “likely to suffer irreparable injury, absent an ex parte temporary restraining order, in the form of harassment, intimidation, violence, invasion of privacy, and injury to reputation, and the requested relief is in the public interest.”
That’s called “prior restraint” and it is not supposed to happen in a country with a First Amendment. Anyone suffering “injury” (compared to being crushed to death with forceps?) or “harassment, intimidation, violence, invasion of privacy” or “injury to reputation” is supposed to be able to sue the person causing these things in a court of law if they are indeed illegal. But instead, a citizen journalist is being censored and forbidden to publish by a political operative at the behest of people who the government cares more about than they do about pro-lifers.
All of this is illegal, unconstitutional, and tyrannical.
I hope the Center for Medical Progress has a WikiLeaks type of plan B. All those videos need to be released!