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August 21, 2015 FCDF Urgent Press Release - StemExpress Injunction Denied

Rancho Santa Fe, California – August 21, 2015. In StemExpress v. The Center for Medical Progress, the Los Angeles Superior Court denied an application by StemExpress, LLC to prohibit David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) from releasing the investigative journalism footage obtained when Mr. Daleiden met with senior officials from StemExpress.

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE DEFENSE FUND NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 21, 2015
CONTACT: Scott Maxwell
Executive Director
(858) 759-9948
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FINAL RULING ON RELEASING STEMEXPRESS VIDEOS: INJUNCTION DENIED

Court’s final ruling: the Center for Medical Progress can release StemExpress videos.

 

 

Rancho Santa Fe, California – August 21, 2015. In StemExpress v. The Center for Medical Progress, the Los Angeles Superior Court denied an application by StemExpress, LLC to prohibit David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) from releasing the investigative journalism footage obtained when Mr. Daleiden met with senior officials from StemExpress. The Court ruled that StemExpress’ proposed injunction would come into direct conflict with CMP’s rights, and that any harm that StemExpress might encounter would be “insufficient to counterbalance the constitutional harms that the injunction would cause Defendants.”

 

CMP has released seven shocking videos implicating StemExpress and Planned Parenthood’s involvement in harvesting fetal tissue, baby parts, and whole bodies – illegally. The videos show that StemExpress and Planned Parenthood have changed the abortion procedures to obtain more valuable tissue, they sometimes harvest fetal tissue without the consent of the mother, and they sometimes harvest body parts from children apparently born alive and sell it as fetal tissue. This order is a victory and paves the way for CMP to continue releasing more revealing videos.

 

“The First Amendment protects every American’s free speech, regardless of how damaging the truth is for scandal-ridden organizations like StemExpress and Planned Parenthood,” said Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) President Charles LiMandri. “Our client has the right to expose StemExpress’ role in the potentially illegal sale of aborted babies’ body parts. The court was correct in lifting this gag order, which only served to protect StemExpress’ gruesome business.”

 

“The American people deserve to know the truth about the hideous industry that buys and sells the hearts, lungs, heads, and livers of unborn babies,” said Life Legal Defense Foundation VP and co-counsel Catherine Short. “The Center for Medical Progress should not be silenced and StemExpress and Planned Parenthood should not be able to get off the hook when there is credible evidence that they have colluded in numerous illegal activities.” StemExpress’ lawsuit against CMP for recording “private” conversations – in public – is still going forward. FCDF will continue to defend CMP’s rights to engage in solid investigative journalism. “This is the only way to get the information,” said Mr. LiMandri. “You don’t go in a den of thieves dressed like a cop.” FCDF will work hard to bring this grotesque practice of selling body parts for profit to an end and further protect born and preborn babies.

 

 

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund is a nonprofit, public-interest law firm which defends the conscience rights and religious freedom of those of all faiths and no faith. The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund’s mission is to defend religious freedom by providing protective legal services at the trial level to persons whose religious liberty and free speech rights have been attacked. Located in San Diego and led by experienced trial attorney Charles LiMandri, FCDF assists individuals and organizations nationwide with pro bono services.

 

 

Charles LiMandri, President and Chief Counsel, is available for commentary. Please contact Scott Maxwell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (858) 759-9948 for more information.

 

 

Thank you for your continued support and prayers!

 

 

For Life and Freedom, 

 

Scott Maxwell

Executive Director 

Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund

858-759-9948

www.ConscienceDefense.org

Welcome to The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund’s mission is to defend religious freedom by providing protective legal services at the trial level to persons whose religious liberty and free-speech rights have been attacked. FCDF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public-interest law firm which defends the conscience rights and religious freedom of those of all faiths and no faith.