Court dismisses 14 charges in Planned Parenthood case
San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday dismissed 14 of 15 criminal counts against one of the pro-life journalists whose undercover videos exposed Planned Parenthood’s alleged involvement in the illicit market for fetal body parts from abortions.
Sandra Merritt was charged with filming 14 people, including Planned Parenthood executives, without their consent from 2013 to 2015 as a part of the Center for Medical Progress investigation. She still is charged with one count of conspiracy to invade privacy.
Mat Staver, founder and chairman of the nonprofit Liberty Counsel, which represents Ms. Merritt, called Wednesday’s dismissals a “huge victory.”
“We will now turn our attention to dismissing the final count,” he said.