This week, FCDF Attorney Paul Jonna appeared on Catholic Answers Focus with David Daleiden. On the interview, Paul Jonna and David Daleiden discussed the legal assaults against CMP, the congressional investigations into Planned Parenthood and had an interesting theological discussion on investigative journalism. David Daleiden also responded to some of the more recent critiques of the Human Capital Project, including that the videos he produced were somehow deceptively edited.
On Friday, October 9, FCDF filed an emergency writto the California Court of Appeals on behalf of The Center for Medical Progress in the lawsuit brought against them by StemExpress, LLC – Planned Parenthood’s baby parts broker. In August, FCDF filed a motion which granted CMP a stay on all discovery in the case.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards Finally Testifies Before Congress
This week, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards finally testified before Congress to address the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress which revealed that Planned Parenthood’s profiteering through the selling of the bodies of aborted babies. Ms. Richards made several claims – many of which were misleading at best.
This past week Pope Francis made a historic visit to the United States. During that visit, Pope Francis showed his steadfast support for religious liberty in all of his public communications. In one of his speeches Pope Francis said
Recently, our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom started a campaign to show support for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. In ADF’s words:
On Tuesday, September 15, the Center for Medical Progress released the fourth episode in their ongoing documentary web series, Human Capital. In the twelve minute episode, CMP investigators again meet Dr. Deborah Nucatola, who introduces them to Dr. Deborah VanDerhei, the National Director of the Consortium of Abortion Providers, an influential committee within Planned Parenthood that drives abortion policy.