Anti-abor­tion ac­tivist found in con­tempt over videos

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - NATION & WORLD -

SAN FRAN­CISCO — A fed­eral judge found an anti-abor­tion ac­tivist known for clan­des­tine videos of abor­tion-rights ad­vo­cates in con­tempt on Mon­day af­ter ad­di­tional se­cretly-taken record­ings ap­peared on­line.

U.S. District Court Judge Wil­liam Or­rick said David Dalei­den, a leader of the anti-abor­tion Cen­ter for Med­i­cal Progress, had vi­o­lated the judge’s in­junc­tion against re­leas­ing ad­di­tional videos.

Or­rick ruled Dalei­den’s lawyers, for­mer Los An­ge­les pros­e­cu­tor Steve Coo­ley and Brent­ford Fer­reira, had also vi­o­lated his in­junc­tion.

In 2015, Dalei­den’s cen­ter re­leased se­cretly recorded videos that it says show Planned Par­ent­hood em­ploy­ees sell­ing fe­tal tis­sue for profit, which is il­le­gal. Planned Par­ent­hood said the videos were de­cep­tively edited.

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