The Los Angeles Times comes out against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in the Planned Parenthood video case. You will not see this very often. The AG has brought 15 felony counts against the journalists exposing Planned parenthood in this case. The LA Times sees this action by the AG as an assault on journalism and makes valid points on where Becerra is in abuse of his powers.
As Written By James Barrett for the Daily Wire:
15 felony charges California Attorney General Xavier Becerra leveled at two activist journalists behind a series of explosive Planned Parenthood undercover videos is such an egregious abuse of the law that even the Los Angeles Times felt compelled to call out the Democrat A.G. for his “disturbing overrreach.”
On Tuesday, Becerra charged David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress on 15 felony counts for violating the state’s two-party consent law by recording interviews with Planned Parenthood officials without their consent. The videos set off a series of investigations into the abortion provider’s disturbing practices involving the harvesting of “fetal tissue” — in other words, aborted baby body parts — and led to charges against a few companies in the industry. As Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro notes, the footage included “high-ranking Planned Parenthood members joking about selling baby body parts for market rates and picking through baby body parts in order to demonstrate which sorts of body parts were available for sale for medical research, as well as talking about the best methods of abortion for procuring those baby body parts.”
While the Los Angeles Times dismisses outright the significance of the videos, saying simply that they were “heavily edited” — despite CMP having released the complete, unedited footage of the most controversial interviews — the paper makes clear that Becerra’s “disturbingly aggressive” charges have crossed the line……
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