Ninth Circuit Tightens Focus of Abortion Foe’s Look at Lab Researcher Files

Anti-abortion activist David Daleiden may see some unredacted public records on a group of employees and researchers affiliated with the University of Washington’s Birth Defects Research Center but the identities of five employees are protected from disclosure, the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday.

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Anti-Abortion Activists Arraigned in Criminal Invasion of Privacy Case

Anti-abortion activists and self-styled citizen journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt pleaded not guilty Friday to nine counts of criminal eavesdropping and invasion of privacy stemming from an undercover reporting project designed to discredit Planned Parenthood.

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Jury Finds Abortion Foes Harmed Planned Parenthood, Awards Over $2 Million

A federal jury found an anti-abortion cohort led by David Daleiden caused substantial harm to Planned Parenthood by infiltrating abortion industry conferences to secretly tape abortion doctors and staff, and awarded punitive damages of $870,000.

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Abortion Foe Walks Back Testimony on Conference Security

The defense in a racketeering and fraud case against anti-abortion activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt hit a snag Tuesday when Planned Parenthood attorneys refuted Merritt’s testimony about inadequate security at an abortion industry conference where she and Daleiden secretly recorded Planned Parenthood doctors.

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Abortion Foes’ Videos Spurred Safety Concerns, Clinic Workers Testify

A Planned Parenthood doctor who was surreptitiously recorded by anti-abortion activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt at a National Abortion Federation conference in San Francisco said her sense of security was shaken after a video of what she thought was a private conversation about fetal tissue donation was released online.

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Abortion Foe Says He Didn’t Endorse Using Fake IDs to Videotape Doctors

Downplaying his role in an alleged conspiracy to infiltrate abortion industry meetings and secretly videotape doctors, a longtime abortion foe testified Tuesday he did not know his colleagues planned to use fake IDs and other deceptive means to gain access.

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Undercover Journalists or Anti-Abortion Fraudsters? A Jury Will Decide

On the first day of trial over abortion foe David Daleiden’s campaign to infiltrate industry meetings and covertly videotape Planned Parenthood doctors, a jury was bombarded with conflicting messages on what the case is about.

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Invasion-of-Privacy Case Tests Limits to Investigative Reporting in California

After two years of legal wrangling, a California judge will soon decide if there is enough evidence to try two anti-abortion activists who surreptitiously recorded Planned Parenthood staff supposedly arranging the sale of aborted fetal tissue, in a case some fear will hamstring journalists who go undercover to expose wrongdoing.

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