Planned Parenthood is not mincing words after learning two top anti-choice activists who created the fake Planned Parenthood videos were indicted today.
Late Monday afternoon two anti-choic activists highly-involved with the Center for Medical Progress' creation of fake, highly-edited, and controversialÂ videos were indicted by a grand jury in Texas. The grand jury, as NCRM reported, had been investigating Planned Parenthood, but found no evidence of illegal activity by the women's health care provider. It did, however, indictÂ David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt both on a felony charge.
â€œThese anti-abortion extremists spent three years creating a fake company, creating fake identities, lying, and breaking the law,â€ Eric Ferrero, Planned Parenthoodâ€™s vice president of communications, said in a statement, according to Buzzfeed. â€œWhen they couldnâ€™t find any improper or illegal activity, they made it up.â€
â€œThese people broke the law to spread malicious lies about Planned Parenthood in order to advance their extreme anti-abortion political agenda. As the dust settles and the truth comes out, itâ€™s become totally clear that the only people who engaged in wrongdoing are the criminals behind this fraud, and weâ€™re glad theyâ€™re being held accountable.â€
Each could face up to 20 years in jail if convicted.
â€” Planned Parenthood (@PPact) January 25, 2016
Last wk, PP sued CMPâ€”Daleiden's anti-abortion front groupâ€”for elaborate, illegal plan to falsely accuse PP. Sign onâ†’https://t.co/7xG55DThcb
â€” Planned Parenthood (@PPact) January 26, 2016