Houston, Texas, Jun 14, 2016 / 13:00 pm
A county court on Tuesday dismissed a misdemeanor charge against the man responsible for undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood, although a related felony charge is still pending.
"The dismissal of the first indictment today sends a strong message to Planned Parenthood and their political cronies that colluding to suppress the First Amendment rights of citizen journalists will never work," said the Center for Medical Progress, the group founded by David Daleiden.
The "swift dismissal" of the charge against Daleiden is evidence that "the indictments from a runaway grand jury in Houston were a politically-motivated sham all along," the statement went on to say.
Daleiden leads the "Human Capital Project" for the Center for Medical Progress, which describes itself as a "group of citizen journalists dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances."