A court in San Francisco tossed out 14 of the 15 criminal charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, the investigative reporters who blew the whistle on Planned Parenthood’s gruesome market of selling baby body parts. The 15th charge involves conspiring to invade privacy.
In late March, California attorney general Xavier Becerra charged David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt with 15 felony charges for recording what he deemed to be confidential communications. Today, a judge dismissed 14 of those charges, but will still consider the remaining fifteenth charge, against Merritt alone, for conspiring to invade privacy.
In a statement today, an official with the group representing Merritt said they are optimistic about having this charge dropped as well. He also pointed out that Becerra received thousands of dollars in campaign donatins from both Planned Parenthood and NARAL during his time as a Democratic congressman.