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Opening Statements and Testimony Begin October 3 in Federal Baby Body Parts Exposé Trial
Thomas More Society Defends David Daleiden Against Planned Parenthood Lawsuit

Thomas More Society
Oct. 3, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2019 /Standard Newswire/ -- Undercover journalist David Daleiden and his Thomas More Society attorneys are now at trial in San Francisco's U.S. District Court fighting a lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood. Daleiden was sued by the abortion giant and several of its vendors after he released a series of investigative videos that exposed Planned Parenthood’s alleged role in aborted baby body parts trafficking.

"David has been falsely accused of illegally gaining access into abortion industry conferences, breaking confidentiality agreements, and engaging in mail and wire fraud," explained lead defense attorney Peter Breen, Vice President and Senior Counsel at the Thomas More Society. "His actions during the deep cover probe of the abortion industry followed the accepted practices of today's investigative journalism. This lawsuit is full of vague allegations, claiming 'deceptively edited videos,' when the truth is that Planned Parenthood is upset that David Daleiden made them look bad by showing the world their disturbing and disgusting practices."

"Adding to the issue is the fact that presiding judge, Judge William H. Orrick, had issued a gag order, at the behest of the National Abortion Federation, preventing David from releasing hundreds of hours of hidden-camera footage, thereby impeding the defense's ability to accurately portray the truth of the investigation," Breen added.

WHAT: Opening statements and initial witness testimony in the federal civil trial of David Daleiden, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. et al v. Center for Medical Progress et al.

WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2019, staring at 7:30 a.m. (Pacific) - trial is scheduled to run through Friday, November 8, 2019.

WHERE: Phillip Burton Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102, Courtroom 02, 17th Floor, before Judge William H. Orrick, of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.


WHO: Peter Breen, Thomas More Society Vice President and Senior Counsel, and lead defense attorney for David Daleiden

Background on this and related cases in which the Thomas More Society is defending Daleiden for his exposé of Planned Parenthood's alleged participation in trafficking baby body parts can be found here.

About the Thomas More Society
Thomas More Society is a national not-for-profit law firm dedicated to restoring respect in law for life, family, and religious liberty. Headquartered in Chicago and Omaha, the Thomas More Society advances these causes by providing high quality pro bono legal services from local trial courts all the way up to the United States Supreme Court. Visit

SOURCE Thomas More Society

CONTACT: Tom Ciesielka, 312-422-1333,