Back in 2015, when the Center for Medical Progress decided to release a series of hidden camera videos they said showed Planned Parenthood officials breaking the law by arranging to sell body parts from aborted fetuses, right wingers claimed it proved that the pro-choice community was aligned with murderers who profited off the death of unborn children.
But today, with the indictment of two members of the Center for Medical Progress in the state of Texas, conservatives are oddly silent on the latest development in the case.
Yesterday, David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were indicted for Tampering with a Governmental Record, and an additional, much more serious charge was added to Daleiden: Prohibition of the Purchase and Sale of Human Organs.
Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson remarked:
“We were called upon to investigate allegations of criminal conduct by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. As I stated at the outset of this investigation, we must go where the evidence leads us. All the evidence uncovered in the course of this investigation was presented to the grand jury. I respect their decision on this difficult case.”
Don’t you know it pained him to have to announce those indictments after he had been trying to pin charges on Planned Parenthood?
Texas Governor Greg Abbot, no doubt still queasy from the big dish of crow he had just been forced to consume, would not back down, commenting:
“Nothing about today’s announcement in Harris County impacts the state’s ongoing investigation. The State of Texas will continue to protect life, and I will continue to support legislation prohibiting the sale or transfer of fetal tissue.”
And then right wingers took to social media and proclaimed the indictments to all be part of a much larger conspiracy, no doubt conceived and carried out by those they disagree with. And their number one suspect, President Obama. What a surprise! Take a look:
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.