Petition signers demanding DA drop charges against pro-life whistleblowers from the Center for Medical Progress
Houston, TX, February 1, 2016: More than 100,000 people who signed a LifeSite petition backing David Daleiden will have their voices heard at the Harris County District Attorney’s office after a pro-life coalition’s press conference on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Central Time.
“Petition signers are urging District Attorney Anderson to reverse the miscarriage of justice that last week indicted two pro-life investigators and let Planned Parenthood walk scot-free,” said LifeSite Managing Editor John Jalsevac, who will speak at the press conference and deliver the petitions to Anderson’s office.
“This is no small issue. Planned Parenthood kills children and harms mothers every day, often illegally, yet they have not been held accountable for their violations of both law and human decency.”
Christian Defense Coalition president Reverend Patrick Mahoney likewise urged Anderson to reverse the grand jury’s indictment. “The tactics of David and Sandra are those used by journalists every day,” said Mahoney. “Yet rather than stop the destruction and exploitation of innocent human life, the grand jury targeted them for engaging in this most important of work — exposing those who profit from the violence of abortion and the diminishing of women.”
Petition signers have urged District Attorney Devon Anderson to override a grand jury’s indictment of Daleiden and his compatriot Sandra Merritt. The pro-life investigators were charged with offering to purchase fetal parts and using fake identifications as part of their work to expose Planned Parenthood’s use of illegal abortions to illegally profit off of the sales of fetal organs and other body parts.
Joining Jalsevac and Mahoney on Thursday will be Texas Right to Life and Operation Rescue, as well asvpossibly representatives of several Members of Congress and pro-life attorneys.
“While indictment is not indicative of guilt, we urge District Attorney Anderson to drop all charges against David and Sandra, and turn her attention to the lawbreakers of Planned Parenthood who commit injustices against unborn Texas children every day,” said Texas Right to Life Senior Legislative Associate Emily Horne.
Operation Rescue’s Cheryl Sullenger said that the indictment of Daleiden and Merritt should lead to Anderson’s resignation. “In light of this latest outrage, District Attorney Anderson must resign her position. Operation Rescue has uncovered information showing one of Anderson’s biggest donors is pro-abortion lawyer Chip Lewis, who represents a corrupt late-term abortionist,” said Sullenger. “A special investigator should also be appointed to once again investigate Planned Parenthood, which we now know from evidence uncovered by Operation Rescue is unquestionably making illegal profits from the sale of fetal baby parts.”
Address: Harris County District Attorney’s office — 1201 Franklin Street, Houston, TX
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. Central Time
Purpose: Urge District Attorney Devon Anderson to drop charges against pro-life activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt — and reopen an investigation into Planned Parenthood
Confirmed speakers: LifeSite Managing Editor John Jalsevac, Christian Defense Coalition’s Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Texas Right to Life Senior Legislative Associate Emily Horne, and Operation Rescue Senior Vice President Cheryl Sullenger
Possible speakers: Pro-life attorneys, Pastors, and representatives for Members of Congress