Evil has had its day, but the story is far from over.
By Patti Armstrong, EWTN News, 11/20/19
The $2.2 million jury verdict against David Daleiden and co-defendant Sandra Merritt on Nov. 15 for exposing Planned Parenthood is disheartening. Planned Parenthood sued in San Francisco’s U.S. District Court for trespassing and other alleged illegal investigative methods for the 2015 video recordings of officials bragging about trafficking in baby parts.
Daleiden and Merritt attended abortion industry conferences posing as exhibitors where they secretly recorded conversations. Daleiden also recorded at Planned Parenthood-affiliated clinics in Texas and Colorado. His attorneys with the Thomas More Society contended that they were citizen journalists investigating “violent felonies,” believing that infants were being born alive and their tissue trafficked for profit.
Evil has had its day, but the story is far from over. While the disappointment is heart-numbing, there are good points to keep in mind as we continue to hope and pray for truth and justice to prevail.
1. There is a strong likelihood for appeal. Tom Brejcha, President, Founder and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Society explained that the worse the judgment is, the better the prospects for an appeal. “There were numerous errors in this trial that turned justice on its head,” he said. “I still have utter confidence, ultimately, they are going to be vindicated… I predict it will be a day remembered as a steppingstone to a great appeal and the establishment of a precedent that will live on for the rest of time and help us end the scourge of abortion in our country.” ….