In today’s News:
Decision against journalists appealed
Thomas More Society attorneys will appeal the decision that a San Francisco Superior Court judge made after a hearing held Tuesday in the case of undercover journalist David Daleiden. Daleiden is being charged as a criminal by California’s attorney general for his investigative exposé of Planned Parenthood’s involvement in trafficking aborted baby body parts. Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos was asked to dismiss the 10 criminal counts levied against Daleiden by Xavier Becerra, California’s current attorney general, who took over the prosecution of Daleiden that was initiated by his predecessor, Kamala Harris. The political careers of both Becerra and Harris have been supported and financed by Planned Parenthood. Daleiden’s defense attorneys, including the Thomas More Society’s Tom Brejcha and Peter Breen, will challenge Bolanos’ findings. Breen, vice president and senior counsel, shared that the judge dismissed one complaint as “duplicative,” and tossed out a count against Daleiden’s investigative partner, Sandra Merritt, for lack of evidence.
Trump administration wants rule reinstated
The Trump administration has asked a federal appeals court to reinstate a rule that has required women to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill during the covid-19 pandemic. A federal judge in Maryland agreed earlier this month to temporarily block enforcement of the rule. Justice department attorneys asked U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang to suspend his July 13 order while they appeal, but the judge refused yesterday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday docketed the government´s appeal of Chuang´s decision.
Planned Parenthood want a worship service closed
A Washington State Planned Parenthood sued a christian community for holding monthly pro-life worship services outside one of its abortion centers. The lawsuit failed to mention that the worship services begin at 6 p.m., which is when the abortion center closes. Planned Parenthood commits more than 345,000 abortions annually, according to its most recent annual report. Additionally, the organization handed out more than 593,000 emergency contraception kits, commonly known as the “morning-after pill,” which can also cause abortions in some cases.
Whereabouts of a Chinese bishop unknown
The fate of a long-imprisoned Catholic bishop in China was the focus of a Congressional hearing yestrerday, amid growing concern he may have died in the custody of the communist government. “President Xi Jinping: where is Bishop Su, and what have you done to him?” New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith, co-chair of the commission, asked in his opening remarks yesterday at a hearing of the bipartisan Congressional Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. Bishop James Su Zhimin of the Diocese of Baoding, in China’s Hebei province, was arrested by Chinese authorities in 1997. He was last seen by family at a hospital in 2003 while he was in government custody.