A grand jury in Harris County, Texas, has issued an indictment for two of the activists responsible for the undercover investigation that exposed Planned Parenthood's practice of harvesting and selling the organs on unborn babies.
The New York Times reports:
Prosecutors in Harris County said one of the leaders of the Center for Medical Progress — an anti-abortion group that made secretly recorded videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials trying to illegally profit from the sale of fetal tissue — had been indicted on a charge of tampering with a governmental record, a felony, and on a misdemeanor charge related to purchasing human organs.
The two CMP members who have been indicted are CMP's founder David Daleiden, who was charged with the purchase and sale of human organs and with tampering with governmental records, and Sandra Merritt who was also charged with tampering with a governmental record.
So, journalists posing as individuals looking to purchase human organs are being indicted for but the other party to the negotiations, namely the Planned Parenthood officials who were actually looking to sell human organs, are not indicted. That doesn't seem to make any sense.
The Center for Medical Progress noted this bizarre discrepancy in the statement they issued on the matter:
The Center for Medical Progress uses the same undercover techniques that investigative journalists have used for decades in exercising our First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and of the press, and follows all applicable laws. We respect the processes of the Harris County District Attorney, and note that buying fetal tissue requires a seller as well. Planned Parenthood still cannot deny the admissions from their leadership about fetal organ sales captured on video for all the world to see.
It should be noted that one of the prosecutors in the Harris County District Attorney's office reveled in August that she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Planned Parenthood affiliate that was being investigated.