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Democracy Dies in Darkness

David Robert Daleiden, who produced those embarrassing undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood executives engaged in grotesquely cavalier behavior that at times looks an awful lot like fetal organ trafficking – remember the Lamborghini lady? — is being charged as a criminal in California, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Irrespective of how one feels about his videos, this is outrageous. He and his colleague, Sandra Merrit, are charged with 15 felonies, among them “conspiracy to invade privacy,” which is a pretty good working definition of investigative journalism. This is pure political retaliation and an abuse of power by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who would be removed from office in a self-respecting state. 

Democracy dies in darkness, right?

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