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Blessings in Disguise

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First came lawsuits filed by the National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood, and then on Jan. 25, the Monday after the March for Life in Washington, D.C., David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress learned that he and Sandra Merritt, his partner at the citizen-journalism organization, are being indicted by a grand jury in Texas. On hearing such daunting news, most of us would want to head for the hills or throw up our hands and quit.

But the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) is not quitting. As a matter of fact, the lawsuits and indictment, if anything, are working to strengthen the resolve of the investigators whose undercover work put the abortion industry under the brightest and biggest spotlight since the Roe v. Wade decision.

In the lawsuits and the indictment, the CMP is being accused of everything from secret taping and trespassing to tampering with government records to violating a Texas prohibition on the purchase and sale of human organs. Talk about a twisted reality. Never mind the fact that Daleiden had no intention of actually buying body parts, but what about the folks on the other end of the alleged sale? How can you charge the person allegedly attempting to buy something prohibited but not go after those attempting to sell the prohibited body parts to begin with?

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