SAN FRANCISCO (DeAnn Flanagan) - The Center for Medical Progress and its founding members, including Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, are seeking to appeal a draconian 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to protect the First Amendment Rights of journalists to report to law enforcement evidence of crimes contained in undercover recordings.
A three-member panel of the liberally activist 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that additional footage obtained through the CMP's undercover investigations — even those recordings that contain evidence of criminal conduct committed by Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation officials — cannot be released to law enforcement personnel. A requested review by the full 9th Circuit was denied.
The ruling is related to a federal lawsuit, National Abortion Federation v. CMP, et al., that was filed in 2015 after the CMP released several videos showing Planned Parenthood executives haggling over top dollar to illegally sell aborted baby organs and tissue. The NAF sought to block the further release of possibly incriminating videos.
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