A federal judge blocked the Center for Media Progress from releasing any more undercover Planned Parenthood videos on Friday. The previously released videos show, among other things, high-ranking officials from the federally subsidized abortion provider negotiating prices for dead baby body parts, which is against the law. The big shocker here is that the federal judge is a huge Democratic Party donor. Okay, maybe that’s not a shock.
The AP reports:
A federal judge has blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of abortion providers by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader.
Judge William Orrick in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order Friday against the Center for Medical Progress hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation.
The federation says the Center for Medical Progress infiltrated its meetings and recorded its members. The group says release of any audio or video would put providers in danger.
In his three-page order, Orrick said the federation would likely suffer irreparable injury absent a temporary restraining order.
Well, duh. Of course the National Abortion Federation (can you believe that’s a thing?) would suffer irreparable injury by the release of more videos. So would Planned Parenthood. These ghouls have been captured on video talking about profiting from selling harvested baby parts from late-term and partial-birth abortions. Besides facing legal trouble, these groups are looking at losing their federal funding.
Just because abortions groups might be damaged by the release of more videos doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be put out. In all likelihood, these abortion providers are breaking the law. These videos are not slanderous; they show actual Planned Parenthood employees discussing gruesome illegal activities. For a federal judge to block the release of these videos it almost makes me think there is some kind of unethical conflict of interest thing going on.
Speaking of which, Main Justice tells us that Judge William Orrick is an insane supporter of the Democratic Party:
Orrick is a huge Democratic donor, giving $25,000 to the Democratic National Committee in 2004…Orrick Bundled over $100,00 for John Kerry in 2004. In the most recent election, Orrick donated $4,600 to the Obama campaign, donated $30,800 to committees supporting Obama, and bundled over $200,000 for him.
Judge Orrick was appointed by Obama after a recommendation from Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA). That same Obama that said “f*ck the facts, I will veto any effort to defund Planned Parenthood.” And that same Sen. Boxer that supports abortions of any kind and the harvesting of baby parts for profit.
Obviously, Judge Orrick let his personal views and politics cloud his legal judgment in this matter. I hope his decision gets reviewed and he is removed from the bench. Activist judges cannot be allowed to rewrite the law to suit their leftist agendas.