U.S. judge grants injunction against anti-abortion activists

by Dan Levine  |  published on February 7, 2016

A U.S. judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction stopping the distribution of surreptitious videos taken by anti-abortion activists who alleged Planned Parenthood staff discussed the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue.

The National Abortion Federation (NAF), a nonprofit representing abortion providers, accused the Center for Medical Progress and its founder, David Daleiden, in a lawsuit last year of illegally infiltrating and recording its private meetings.

San Francisco federal judge William Orrick last year issued a temporary order prohibiting the distribution of the videos, which he extended on Friday until the litigation is over. Orrick said he reviewed the videos and found no evidence of criminal activity by NAF members.

Catherine Short, an attorney for the Center for Medical Progress, said they had expected the ruling. Derek Foran, an attorney for the National Abortion Federation, said they are pleased.

“NAF’s members can sleep a little easier tonight,” Foran said.

  • Rick

    And now thanks to our Muslim President we have a corrupted Supreme court ! They are a disgrace!

  • ADRoberts

    That explains it. A San Francisco judge. One of those wicked liberals who care nothing for life, Christians or the Constititution.
    Lord God. Please take him out, now. I ask in Jesus name and in your will. Amen.

  • Sandra Anderson

    Oh it is ok to kill babies but wrong to show what they are doing to the people in government huh

  • AKLady

    The video was faked.
    The protesters lied.

    • charlie Hall

      TROLL

      • AKLady

        Most people give up name calling by the 1st or 2nf grade.
        How old doyou claim to be?

        • RUFUS

          “doyou” spell check not working?

        • charlie Hall

          i see you edited you statement. hey u doin rx tonight?

    • RUFUS

      THEY WERE ACTING LIKE .LIBERALS

      • AKLady

        Are you having a full-fledged nursery school tantrum or just engaging in childish name calling?

        • RUFUS

          calling a slut a slut is not name calling just a fact

  • Richard Hennessy

    What else would one expect from a San Francisco judge?

    • AKLady

      Well, it certainly would not be bigotry, such as yours.

      • charlie Hall

        TROLL.

        • AKLady

          Thank you for proving my statement.

          • RUFUS

            AK DOES THAT STAND FOR ANOTHER KOMUNIST?

          • charlie Hall

            you proved nothing cause that is what you are.

      • RUFUS

        U B DA BIGOT

        • AKLady

          Hit a nerve, obviously.
          Thank you for proving my point.

          • RUFUS

            TALKING TROLL TURD

  • Robert Griffith

    Too late, the proverbial cat is already out of the bag. Millions of people have already seen the videos and won’t be forgetting what they saw anytime soon.

    • AKLady

      Problem, Robert, those videos has been proven to be fakes.
      Apparently, you support dishonesty and lies.

      • Robert Griffith

        Nonsense. The videos are very real and very damning. The videos were not faked. You are delusional if you believe that the videos were faked.

        • AKLady

          Sorry to have to disappoint you, they admitted both fakery and misrepresentation. The majority are pictures of misarranges and stillbirths, not of abortions They lie about the fetal age.

          • Robert Griffith

            Not so sorry to disappoint you but nothing of the sort has occurred except for in the confines of your fevered imagination. The videos are very real and show the ugly truth about what goes on in these slaughterhouses you call clinics.

          • AKLady

            David Daleiden admitted that his videos are a fraud during an interview on CNN. He has a grewat dwal of experience with deception, such as when he created a phony company called BioMax.

            He admits that in the 43 edits he took quotes out of context and falsely attributed quotes to Planned Parenthood employees.

            Daleiden also pals around with James O’Keefe whose “work” Republicans have used to manipulate public opinion. You may recall that O’Keefe was behind the fraudulent ACORN videos.

          • Robert Griffith

            You may continue to delude yourself about the authenticity of these videos all you wish but you’re wasting your time trying to convince me to do the same. The videos are authentic and were not “faked” whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean. Yes, deception was used in order to obtain these videos but I don’t have a problem with that, there was no other way these videos could have been obtained. Are you one of those people that think that the NASA footage of the lunar landings was “faked” as well? For some strange reason I suspect that you are.

          • AKLady

            The individual who made the videos has admitted they have been “faked” by constructive editing. The liar is named Breitbart.
            .
            Oh, and by the way, Breitbart has already apologized over the faked ACORN tapes.

            Maybe you should try to keep up with facts. The lunar landings were quite real. I watched them happen, as did people all over the world.
            .
            Oh, and by the way, Breitbart has already apologized over the faked ACORN tapes.

            Maybe you should try to keep up with facts. The lunar landings were quite real. I watched them happen, as did people all over the world.

          • Robert Griffith

            Apparently you are not aware that Mr. Breitbart is no longer among the living and so as such has not “admitted” to anything. When he was still alive he stood steadfastly by his work and made no apologies for anything that he did. All video is edited to some degree and such editing, constructive or otherwise, does not necessarily amount to fakery. Apparently you are also unaware that the Planned Parenthood videos were made available to the public in their raw unedited form quite some time ago for all to see. This was done to refute people like you who are erroneously claiming that these videos were edited to show something other than what they actually show and that we shouldn’t believe our lying eyes when we see just how gruesome what goes on behind closed doors in these so called clinics actually is. Sell your bullplop somewhere else lady, I’m not interested in buying it.

          • AKLady

            Dear Robert,
            You seem to be a fairly intellegent person.
            You have an Internet connection, I suggest you use it instead of making a fool of yourself before the world.
            Breitbart admitted his fraudulent actions prior to his death. He has been caught in relation to a number of his “coverage” frauds.

          • Robert Griffith

            I followed the work of Mr. Breitbart prior to his untimely passing and I know for a fact that he never “admitted” anything of the sort that you’re attempting to smear him with in an amateurish attempt to malign his credibility as an investigative journalist.

            It would be a lot easier to take you seriously if you weren’t fabricating the fantasies from your fevered imagination and trying to pass them off as unassailable facts.

            The Planned Parenthood videos were quite real, I watched them happen, as did people all over this country (see my initial comment). Trying to convince us all that we didn’t see what we all saw just isn’t going to work, but I’m sure you’ll keep trying anyway. Good luck with that. As I said earlier, the cat’s already out of the bag.

          • AKLady
          • Robert Griffith

            A bunch of left-wingers decrying Mr. Breitbart as a fraud as you do hardly constitutes proof of fraudulent activity. No matter how often a fiction is repeated it still remains a fiction.

          • AKLady

            He admitted what he did —
            He edited video in ways that created fraud.

          • Robert Griffith

            He did no such thing. I’m more than a little amused by how much heartburn he seems to be giving you.

          • Robert Griffith

            The ACORN videos weren’t fraudulent, they were authentic as well.

          • AKLady

            Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie?
            Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

          • Robert Griffith

            I don’t believe that it’s acceptable to lie but I’m not naive enough to think that it never happens. Sometimes when it does happen a lie can serve the greater good, as it has done in this instance. As for repeating lies I defer to you in that department as you seem to be well practiced at doing it. Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie? Why do believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

          • AKLady

            Please document one invalid fact I have posted — just one.
            Please provide the link to the statement and to the evidence you base the accusatiion upon.

            Defrauding one’s employer and voter fraud are two very different crimes.

            A couple of ACORN employees entered registrations for people who did not exist in order to obtain higer paychecks. They were being paid by the registrations that were completed..

            Of course by calling it “voter fraud” one makes a huge crime out of simple monetary fraud. It also was a wonderful oppertunity for the right-wing to cause problems.

          • Robert Griffith

            I’ll pass. I’ve already wasted too much of my time with you. We’ll simply have to agree to disagree. I have found that money is usually the root cause for most fraudulent criminal activity. That doesn’t make the activity any less criminal or fraudulent.

          • charlie Hall

            you sound just like Rx in fact I think you are Rx7pj

          • AKLady

            Maybe we should adopt Catholic Ireland’s laws and let both mother and child die when an abortion would save a mother’s life.

          • Robert Griffith

            Ireland has no such law.

          • AKLady

            They most certainly did.

            Could it be that you are not aware that there are two Irelands?

            Southern Ireland law states that the fetus a right to life equal to that of the mother. They passed a new law in 2013 which permits abortion to save the mother’s life.

            The Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland introduced a constitutional ban on abortion. It was effected by the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution Act, 1983

          • Robert Griffith

            “Maybe we should adopt Catholic Ireland’s laws and let both mother and child die when an abortion would save a mother’s life.”

            I’m well aware of the existence of both countries and equally well aware of the fact that there is no law in either country mandating that a woman be allowed to die under the circumstances you describe. The circumstances under which a woman would die if her baby was not aborted are so rare as to be practically nonexistent.

          • AKLady

            You kniw the lsws, but not the country’s correct name, yet you have the audacity to claim you know their laws.

          • Robert Griffith

            I’m not the one that referred to the country as “Southern Ireland”, something I’ve never heard anyone do. I never claimed to be an expert in Irish law or the country’s constitution. You have the audacity to claim that Irish law mandates a pregnant woman be allowed to die if the only possibility of saving her life is to get an abortion. I say it again, the “Republic” of Ireland has no such law, nor does Northern Ireland. No woman is going to be allowed to die for lack of an abortion.

          • AKLady

            Childish one, insults only matter if your target respects your opinion. You have yet to garner my respect.

          • Robert Griffith

            Right back at you.

          • Robert Griffith

            By the way, there is no such country as Southern Ireland. It is properly referred to as Ireland. The other country you refer to is properly referred to as Northern Ireland. Maybe you’re the one that needs to start keeping up with the facts.

          • AKLady

            Nice try, but your are in error.

            Republic of Ireland, Capital: Dublin.
            Northern Ireland, Capital: Belfast.
            .
            Using a geographic discription is not an error.

          • Robert Griffith

            You referred to the country as “Southern Ireland” and you consider that more accurate than referring to it as Ireland, as most people do? No one I know says they’re going to the “Republic of Ireland” to distinguish it from Northern Ireland. They simply say “I’m going to Ireland”. It’s only when they are traveling to Northern Ireland do they feel the need to make a distinction.

          • AKLady

            Why don’t you take a long walk off a short pier?

          • Robert Griffith

            I don’t like to go swimming in February.

          • charlie Hall

            I think we have another paid TROLL

          • charlie Hall

            I’m sure we have another paid troll AK is really Rx7pj LOL YOU HAVE BEEN CAUGHT ASS HOLE

          • AKLady

            Your mother must be so proud.

          • charlie Hall

            I am sure your Supreme Leader is also proud of you. But then if you fail it will be off to the Gulag

          • AKLady

            God is my Supreme Leader.
            It is a shame you cannot say the same.

          • RUFUS

            da way u talk u must b a muslim

          • AKLady

            So, you are saying Satan is your leader?
            .
            Jews, Diests, Christians and Muslims worship the God of Abraham.

          • RUFUS

            so now u be comparing Muzzys to the others? you are a commie and should have YOUR head chopped off. I don ‘t believe you have a GOD other than the Party

          • AKLady2015

            There are 1.6 billion Muslims.
            The Middle East is but a drop in the bucket.
            .
            If the followers of Islam wanted you dead, you would already be in a grave.
            .
            All Muslims are not terrorists.
            All terrorists are not Muslim
            .
            You religious bigotry is an insult to everything America stands for. Your childish name calling is an embarassment to America.

          • charlie Hall

            tripped across this and must say you are a real piece of work Comrade
            Christianity is being wiped out in the Middle East and here you are supporting the Muslim murderers.
            I see no bigotry in what has been said. I also see no Muslims openly calling for the murders of non Muslims to stop.
            I also note post are done by AKLady2015 & AKLady so can we say 2 TROLLS IN ONE
            You are the one that is an insult & embarrassment to to America & ALL NON MUSLIM Religions

          • charlie Hall
          • RUFUS

            I just saw what the other guy said Hows cum you got 2 accounts?

          • charlie Hall

            Comrade Bitch
            any comments on the “incident” in Columbus, Ohio about the Muslim attacker with the machete OR the Muslim inmate in Washington who attacked a Guard while saying ALLAH AKBAR during and after the attack

          • charlie Hall

            TROLL

      • charlie Hall

        Troll

  • Patriot1955

    To hell with this judge!

  • Anthony Guastella

    This judge is obviously bought and paid for and deserves to be immediately removed from the bench. It is no surprise he is based In San Francisco, the same are where the now retired homosexual federal judge ruled favorably and uncostitutionally for homosexual interests. Anyone who believes that the federal judiciary is not corrupt is naive and does not follow the facts.

    • Rx7pj

      Garbage.
      I suppose if he ruled the other way he’s not bought and paid for by the other side huh??
      Get a life

      • mudguy1

        No a real Judge would have made no ruling at all and would have thrown it OUT.

      • charlie Hall

        you should gat a life you Muslim lovin Commie

        • AKLady

          Freedom of religion is the law.

          Freedom of religion is the basis this country was founded upon.
          .
          The first casualty in the American Revolution was a Muslim — Crispus Attuks.
          .
          The first country to recignize our new Nation was Muslim — Morocco.

          Religious bigotry is welcome in Iran, why don’t you move.

          • charlie Hall

            Why don’t you go fuck yourself ANYONE that supports Rx7pj should be hung along with him.

          • charlie Hall

            AKLady = Another Kommie Lady

          • RUFUS

            I like that one

      • Anthony Guastella

        That is my point precisely, get a life. You cannot possibly know the factual actions of the Federal Judiciary. And yes, if he ruled the other way I would have thought the same way. I am a full supporter of the limitations of a Federal Judiciary that is all powerful and has a very limited semblance to what the founding Fathers envisioned for these modern day Marxists and dictators. Just because you may go along with this ruling does not, in any way, ensure freedom or liberty. Try picking on the real evil in this world and nation of ours, not me. I care about God, family, my fellow citizens, the sanctity of human life and of course freedom and liberty, not judicial tyrants and dictators.

      • RUFUS

        YES YOU SHOULD GET A LIFE

      • RUFUS

        FIGURES WHO WOULD UPVOTE ANY STATEMENT YOU MAKE ANOTHER TROLL

    • AKLady

      The judge obviously relies upon fact and evidence.
      You, on the other hand are a emotional bigot.
      .
      You need to take an American Government class. You have no idea, whatsoever, what is and what is not Constitutional.

      • charlie Hall

        Troll

      • Anthony Guastella

        Sorry, but this judge neither followed Constitutional law or the precepts of Constitutional restraints of an out of control Federal Judiciary. They are dictatorial, they usurp their oaths and freedom and liberty on a daily basis, no matter which way we believe on a particular case. I know this arena well or otherwise I wold not answer. Thank you.

        • AKLady

          LOL.
          You do not have any idea as to which you speak.

      • RUFUS

        U B STUPID BITCH

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