Upton Sinclair published “The Jungle” in 1906. Within months, Congress enacted the Pure Food & Drug Act in response to the book’s exposure of the filth permeating Chicago’s meatpacking and livestock butchering industry.
David Daleiden’s videos are exposing the filth of today’s human butchering industry. Daleiden is an undercover journalist who, as described by LifeSite News, produces undercover videos showing “Planned Parenthood executives and workers haggling over the prices of baby body parts, picking through the arms and legs of aborted babies in a pie tray, and discussing how to alter abortion methods to obtain better body parts for sale.”
Listen to the audience’s reaction when, a little over a minute into the video posted here, an attendee at the National Abortion Federation’s 2014 conference complains about an abortion in which “an eyeball just fell down into my lap, and that is gross!”
Listen to the laughter again. It is the sound of unmitigated evil. Torture and mutilation bring out the jovial side of modern-day savages, be they abortionists chuckling about a baby’s severed eyeballs, Auschwitz staffers enjoying a break, or ISIS-inspired Muslims giggling as a woman gets raped.
Abortionists asked William Orrick, a federal judge, to gag Daleiden. Orrick was a board member of an organization that has a “key partnership” with Planned Parenthood, and his wife has posted public comments, pictured with her husband, that are supportive of Planned Parenthood and critical of Daleiden. Not surprisingly, Orrick promptly ordered Daleiden not to post his video of the 2014 abortion conference.
State prosecutors then piled on. Xavier Becerra, California’s Attorney General and recipient of over $5,000 from Planned Parenthood between 1998 and 2014, filed 15 criminal charges in state court against Daleiden. This was too much even for a left-wing rag like the Los Angeles Times, which called Becerra’s criminal filing “disturbingly aggressive.”
Abortion fanatics weren’t satisfied with Daleiden having all the fun. Daleiden’s criminal defense attorneys, Brentford Ferreira and Steve Cooley,* posted a copy of the video a few months ago. Abortionists demand they be held in contempt. So now, along with Daleiden himself, Daleiden’s attorneys are facing jail (and disbarment) even though Judge Orrick’s gag order against Daleiden in the federal civil case placed no restrictions on the attorneys handling the state criminal case.
On Wednesday, by some miracle, the state court threw out 14 of the 15 charges. But the abortionists still have the upper hand. One criminal count survived, which is enough to force Daleiden to stand trial in a state criminal case, while being defended by attorneys with their own criminal exposure, while also having to defend against a federal civil lawsuit presided over by a judge whose impartiality is subject to question, to put it charitably.
Planned Parenthood and others are desperate to suppress Daleiden’s videotaped, abortion-themed sequel to “The Jungle.” But they’re worrying too much. Saving unborn children from skull-crushing cranial forceps doesn’t stir America’s heart the way that saving cattle from unsanitary stockyards did a century ago. Instead, Republicans in Congress will continue funding Planned Parenthood with tax dollars while the Republican Party uses the specter of abortion to fleece pro-life Americans. The Party long ago made its peace with savagery because, like Planned Parenthood, too many of its contributions would dry up if abortion mills closed their doors.
Abortionists demand Orrick impose legal destruction upon Daleiden and his attorneys. Orrick likely won’t disappoint. But, someday, a higher Judge will issue a judgment upon the “doctors” and other “health care providers” in Daleiden’s videos. And they won’t be the only ones on the receiving end of that judgment. The videos will negate any defense of ignorance offered by those who, while quietly financing a holocaust against the unborn, publicly proclaim “the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed.”
* Full Disclosure: I worked with Ferreira a decade ago when we were prosecutors in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. I consider him a friend. I’ve also had dealings with Cooley, though not quite as cordial.