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Daleiden to appeal multimillion judgment in Planned Parenthood lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO – After a 10-member jury handed down a multimillion-dollar verdict late Nov. 15 in a federal lawsuit against David Daleiden late Nov. 15, a Chicago based pro-life firm said it would appeal the judgment on behalf of Daleiden and his organization, the Center for Medical Progress.

Daleiden, who denies any wrongdoing, will have to pay over $2.2 million to Planned Parenthood under the verdict, handed down under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law, or RICO, and other laws.

Planned Parenthood and 10 of its abortion affiliates brought the lawsuit in 2016 over undercover investigative videos filmed in 2015 by Daleiden and his colleague Sandra Merritt that showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing fees related to fetal tissue. The two posed as representatives of a mythical fetal tissue procurement firm.

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