Fed court sides with pro-life filmmaker in U. of Washington fetal tissue investigation

Fed court sides with pro-life filmmaker in U. of Washington fetal tissue investigation
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[Ed. – Small victories add up.]

The undercover investigators that exposed Planned Parenthood’s baby part market were granted a small victory this week in the form of an appeal.

From the Thomas Moore Society:

Thomas More Society attorneys have won an appeal on behalf of undercover journalist David Daleiden, against a group of University of Washington research lab employees and abortion facility personnel. The government employees and the abortion personnel are seeking to force heavy redactions in public documents about their work procuring, processing, and transferring the organs and tissue of aborted human fetuses, in connection with the school’s taxpayer-funded Birth Defects Research Laboratory.

The Washington state Public Records Act requires full disclosure, but a lower court ordered the redactions, holding that the First Amendment required them. However, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has now reversed that decision, unanimously holding that the District Court had not provided the facts and law sufficient to make a “clear showing” that the U.S. Constitution requires the heavy censoring of these public records. …

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