Jury Sides with Planned Parenthood, Against Undercover Video Journalists Who Exposed Alleged Fetal Trafficking

The jury in the federal civil case brought against the undercover video journalists who exposed Planned Parenthood in its alleged trafficking of the body parts of aborted babies found in favor of Planned Parenthood Friday.

In the case of Planned Parenthood v. Center for Medical Progress (CMP), the jury found the pro-life journalists caused significant harm to the abortion chain with its sting video series and awarded punitive damages to the abortion chain of over $2.2 million, according to the Thomas More Society, which represented David Daleiden, who headed the CMP project. More>>

Court Rules Ohio Ban on Down Syndrome Abortions Illegal

A federal appeals court panel affirmed a lower court’s ruling that blocked Ohio’s law banning abortions performed because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled, 2-1, that the Ohio law violated the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, specifically by disregarding whether the fetus is viable at the time of the abortion.

In the majority opinion, Judges Bernice Bouie Donald, an Obama appointee, and R. Guy Cole, a Clinton appointee, affirmed the lower court’s ruling and noted the state’s argument that the decision in Roe v. Wade “expressly rejected the claim that the right to abortion is ‘absolute’ and therefore entitles a woman to obtain an abortion ‘for whatever reasons she alone chooses.’” More>>