Good News: Texas grand jury indicts makers of doctored videos attacking Planned Parenthood
Okay, you know about the so-called "undercover" videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood illegally profiting in the sale of fetal tissue. You also know that the videos, put together by something called the Center for Medical Progress, which is concerned with neither medicine nor progress, have repeated been shown to be deceitfully edited and deliberately misleading; that is, that they are as bogus and faked as the outfit that produced them.
And you also know that despite the videos being shown to be tricks and lies, they were still used to justify attacks on Planned Parenthood, with several states opening criminal investigations.
In one such case, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick publicly asked the Harris County District Attorney to open a criminal investigation into a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic, one of the targets of the video fraud.
It's unlikely that what he got was what he expected.
After a two-month investigation, the grand jury not only found no cause for charges against Planned Parenthood, just like every other investigation that has been done, it issued indictments against the two anti-choice fraudsters involved in making the video, charging both with tampering with a government record and one with violating the prohibition on the purchase and sale of human organs.
The slogan "Don't mess with Texas" has a different feel today.
Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood itself, apparently deciding - finally - it's tired to just taking it, has sued the Center for Medical Progress and a fake fetal tissue procurement company called "BioMax," accusing them of violating the RICO Act and of fraud, invasion of privacy, illegal secret recording, and trespassing.
Payback. Good news.
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