“These tapes are going to be the final confirmation that Planned Parenthood and their business partners are totally guilty,” Daleiden told reporters.
The group accused CMP of fraud, illegal videotaping, and other charges, but this summer, NAF dropped most of its claims, leaving only a contract dispute among several California Planned Parenthood affiliates.
Since Orrick’s gag order, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who received a total of $5,535 from Planned Parenthood during his congressional election bids between 1998 and 2014, has prosecuted Daleiden based on a California video recording law, at the behest of the abortion chain and many NAF members.
“Since the gag order was issued, two Congressional investigations, a successful case against Planned Parenthood’s business partners in southern California, and the ongoing U.S. Department of Justice investigation prove that CMP’s videos are accurate and Judge Orrick’s reasons for placing the gag order were false,” Daleiden said.
In December 2017, the Department of Justice launched a federal investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices and its alleged involvement in fetal trafficking for profit in the wake of the release of CMP’s videos.