Daleiden and the CMP are subjects of a Federal gag order
A Federal judge has issued an injunction against the distribution of David Daleiden's videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted baby parts.
Deleiden is the subject of an indictment in the matter thought by some to have been politically motivated. A Planned Parenthood board member works as a prosecutor in the office of the Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson, which convened the grand jury. Anderson's office claims that the prosecutor in question was not involved in the investigation.
Daleiden and The Center for Medical Progress, which he founded, are also the subjects of a lawsuit in the matter. The injunction remains in force until all litigation in the matter has been concluded, both in the criminal and civil cases.
Questions have also been raised about the decision of the same grand jury to clear Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing in the matter.
Given the circumstances, the injunction is understandable. It's too early to be seeing a conspiracy against the First Amendment in defense of Planned Parenthood. But this case, in all its details, bears very, very close monitoring. Indictment- and especially indictment under suspicion of political motivation- is hardly conviction. And non-prosecution under the same circumstances is hardly exhoneration.