WASHINGTON, DC – The unjust prosecution of David Daleiden could have a devastating impact on more than just the abortion debate, a leading attorney in the case said this week.
Daleiden could be sent to jail simply for exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts harvesting practices. But his criminal prosecution also could “chill undercover work” for all journalists, said Thomas Brejcha, founder, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, which represents Daleiden.
“Possible prison sentences and burdensome fines attached to criminal conduct cannot be ignored in this debate,” Brejcha wrote at The Federalist this week. “They are more than a disincentive to expose wrongdoing; they give the upper hand to criminal enterprises, powerful corporations, avenging politicians, ideologues, and special interests to protect themselves from public condemnation and costly penalties for misconduct.”