Friday afternoon, July 31, 2015: Just hours after the National Abortion Federation requested an injunction against the release of a Center for Medical Progress (CMP) undercover video, Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted it.
Judge Orrick was nominated to his position by hardline abortion supporter President Barack Obama. He was also a major donor ($30,000) to and bundler ($200,000) for President Obama’s presidential campaign.
CMP responded to the injunction:
The Center for Medical Progress follows all applicable laws in the course of our investigative journalism work. The National Abortion Federation is a criminal organization that has spent years conspiring with Planned Parenthood on how to violate federal laws on partial-birth abortion and fetal tissue sales. The Center for Medical Progress will contest any attempts to suppress our First Amendment rights to free speech or silence the freedom of the citizen press.
I’m sure CMP knew this would happen and planned their legal defense well in advance. The other organization that has sought an injunction against CMP is called StemExpress.
Bush had strong objections to funding fetal stem cell research, but when Obama took office, he overturned that. His claim at the time was that researchers weren’t using freshly dead, unborn babies, but merely the fetal cells from 8 or so long-dead babies whose cells were being grown in labs.
Let me think what kind of research a company called StemExpress is using freshly dead baby bits for … coughcough.