Operation Rescue Calls For New, Untainted Investigations of Houston Planned Parenthood and 2013 Murder Case

By Cheryl Sullenger

troy-office-captionedHouston, TX – Operation Rescue President Troy Newman is calling for special prosecutors unaffiliated with Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson to conduct new investigations into Planned Parenthood’s baby parts trade and another abortion provider accused of murder. Neither were charged by two corrupted grand juries despite convincing evidence.

“We believe that the grand juries under Anderson’s authority were tainted beyond redemption by a personal and political agenda to cover up crimes of abortion providers,” said Newman. “The serious accusations against Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast and against Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen deserve an impartial investigation that is not infected by the bias of personal relationships or political agendas.”

The call for new investigations comes in light of this week’s dismissal of felony charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress. Anderson’s office agreed to the dismissal because technical issues with the grand jury’s term made the indictments improper. Misdemeanor charges were dismissed weeks ago, and now the pro-life activists have been completely cleared of all charges.

Newman, who is seeking the new investigations, served as a founding member for the Center for Medical Progress.

Newman is calling for a new look into allegations that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast participated in the illegal trafficking of aborted baby remains. No vote was ever taken on potential charges against Planned Parenthood by the previous grand jury, which apparently never seriously considered evidence in undercover videos produced by Daleiden. There is also evidence that Anderson’s office improperly coordinated and shared information about the grand jury investigation with Planned Parenthood’s attorney, Josh Schaffer.

An independent forensic analysis determined that the CMP videos are authentic, not deceptive in any way, and present the speakers’ conversations in an accurate manner, contrary to Planned Parenthood’s fallacious public relations campaign to discredit them.

Newman is also calling for the reopening of the 2013 murder investigation of abortion provider Douglas Karpen, which was the result of evidence submitted by Operation Rescue through a formal complaint.

Karpen was accused by his former employees of intentionally killing babies who were born alive during late-term abortions at his Houston abortion facilities. There is reason to believe that photographic evidence showing two aborted newborns with large gashes in their throats was never submitted to the original grand jury for consideration.

During the murder investigation, Karpen was represented by one of Anderson’s closest family friends, Chip Lewis, who later publicly threatened to retaliate against Operation Rescue for making the evidence it uncovered public. After Anderson’s grand jury “no-billed” Karpen, Lewis donated $25,000 to Anderson’s political campaigns.

Newman wants the new investigations to be done with randomly selected grand jury members with special prosecutors unaffiliated with Devon Anderson or others involved in the previous investigations, including Assistant District Attorney Sunni Mitchell, who Anderson selected oversee both the Planned Parenthood and the Karpen grand juries.

BREAKING: Felony Charges Against Daleiden & Merritt Dismissed!

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Houston, TX – The Harris County District Attorney’s Office has asked a judge this morning to dismiss the felony counts it had filed against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, undercover journalists with the Center for Medical Progress who exposed Planned Parenthood’s participation in the illegal trafficking of aborted baby remains for profit.

“This is vindication of the work of David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress. I am so pleased that justice has prevailed! These false charges can no longer be used by Planned Parenthood and their cronies as a smokescreen to hide their own criminal conduct,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and a founding board member for the Center for Medical Progress.

Daleiden and Merritt had originally faced one felony each for using actor’s I.D.s and a misdemeanor count for attempting to purchase aborted baby organs from Planned Parenthood’s high-volume late-term abortion facility in Houston, Texas. The misdemeanor counts were earlier dismissed.

The pro-life activists’ attorneys were in court this morning to argue their motion to dismiss the last of the charges when the District Attorney’s office asked for the dismissal.

This is a breaking news story. Look for updates later as more information becomes available.

Victory: GOP Party Platform To Include “Right to Life” for Pre-Born, Defunding of Planned Parenthood


By Cheryl Sullenger

Cleveland, OH – The Republican Party Platform Committee adopted draft language on Tuesday that supports defunding Planned Parenthood and extending the Constitutional “right to life” to pre-born babies.

Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, in currently in Cleveland with #OperationRNC, which is a campaign led by Created Equal to ensure the GOP party platform remains pro-life. Newman also served as a founding board member of the Center for Medical Progress, the group that released undercover videos last year showing Planned Parenthood officials haggling over the price of aborted baby parts.

“We are celebrating today on the streets of Cleveland. We got everything we have asked for in the party platform,” said Newman. “This shows that the pro-life movement is strong, influential, and here to stay until abortion is banned permanently.”

The adopted draft language states:

The Constitution’s guarantee that no one can be deprived of life, liberty, or property deliberately echoes the Declaration of Independence’s proclamation that “all” are “endowed by their Creator” with the right to life. Accordingly, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed.

We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to children before birth. We oppose the use of public funds to perform or promote abortion or to fund organizations, like Planned Parenthood, that perform or advocate it and will not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage.

#OperationRNC also plans to fly an aerial tow banner over Cleveland today depicting a 15-week abortion will be juxtaposed to the words “Rescue Unborn Children.” See the airborne banner HERE.

Newman had joined #OperationRNC leaders Mark Harrington, National Director of Created Equal, and Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, in Cleveland last month for statewide tour of Ohio calling for GOP platform to support the defunding of Planned Parenthood.