05 Sep

Anti-Abortion Activist Daleiden Wins Again in Court | The Weekly Standard

Anti-abortion activist David Daleiden, famous for his surreptitious videotaping of conversations with abortion-giant Planned Parenthood officials about their dealings in fetal remains , just won his second court victory in a row affirming his right to learn about the identities of the Planned Parenthood employees arrayed against him in in civil and criminal court proceedings.That sounds like a pretty basic right. And in fact, it is. The Sixth Amendment says explicitly that “the accused shall have the right … to be confronted with the witnesses against him.” And also “to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation.” Yet Planned Parenthood seems to take the position that the right to an abortion is so sacrosanct and special that the Sixth Amendment—along with all other legal precepts mandating fairness to people accused of wrongdoing—just doesn’t apply to it. Fortunately for Daleiden, even on the ultra-liberal West Coast, judges haven’t agreed.

Source: Anti-Abortion Activist Daleiden Wins Again in Court | The Weekly Standard