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California has Planned Parenthood’s back

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The abortion-obsessed left-wingers in California’s government don’t forgive and forget.

On September 30 Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law an oddball measure that outlaws the dissemination of secret recordings with health care providers, the Washington Times reports.

The legislation is a direct response to the Center for Medical Progress video series, which captured top Planned Parenthood officials discussing the trade of fetal body parts with undercover investigators. But David Daleiden, who heads the CMP, said the law shouldn’t apply to his work.

“The Center for Medical Progress never recorded ‘confidential’ communications, so California’s existing recording law and the new distribution provision are simply inapplicable to our work,” Mr. Daleiden said in a statement. “However, it is clear that Planned Parenthood does not want to be held accountable to the public whose taxpayer money it gladly takes by the hundreds of millions, and will even attack freedom of speech and the freedom of the press in order to maintain its own arbitrary levels of secrecy.”

So much for First Amendment speech protections in the Golden State.


Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, profiled Planned Parenthood in the October 2015 issue of Organization Trends.