If you haven’t yet realized our country is ruled by bloodthirsty psychopaths, here’s another piece of evidence. An Associated Press story ran with the tagline, “Judge: No evidence of crimes in recordings of abortion group.”
Recordings secretly made by an anti-abortion group at meetings of abortion providers do not show criminal activity and could put the providers at risk, a federal judge said Friday, citing the recent shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic.
U.S. District Judge William Orrick made the comments during a hearing over the National Abortion Federation’s request for a preliminary injunction that would continue to block the release of the recordings. Orrick did not immediately issue a ruling. He previously issued a temporary restraining order blocking the recordings pending the outcome of the preliminary injunction hearing.
The Center for Medical Progress has released several secretly recorded videos that it says show Planned Parenthood employees selling fetal tissue for profit, which is illegal. Planned Parenthood has said it abides by a law that allows providers to be reimbursed for the costs of processing tissue donated by women who have had abortions.
The videos have riled anti-abortion activists and fueled discussion in Congress about cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood.
The National Abortion Federation filed a lawsuit in July, saying members of the Center for Medical Progress infiltrated its meetings and recorded its members. The federation of abortion providers says the release of any audio or video would put members in danger.
Orrick seemed to agree, saying doctors who have appeared in videos released by the center have received death threats. He also cited suspected arson at abortion clinics and the November shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic that left three people dead and nine wounded.
Putting out information and statements is protected by the First Amendment regardless of the consequences. Pro-life journalists, like Muslims or others, have immunity from government interference promised them in the Constitution.
So the case should not even be heard in an alleged “court of law” in this country.
But the judge is lying when he claims the videos don’t show evidence of Planned Parenthood profiting from organ trafficking. Not only do the videos show it, but sworn testimony corroborates that Planned Parenthood breaks the law.
For those non-serial-killer Americans who are left in this country, it is time to recognize that we are occupied by Nazis.