Emails are coming to light linking the California attorney general’s office with Planned Parenthood in an effort to stop pro-lifers seeking to produce videos of what happens behind the scenes at the abortion seller.
California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal to secretly record “health care providers.” That means someone such as David Daleiden, whose undercover videos featured Planned Parenthood workers in shockingly candid conversations, could be fined $2,500 and receive up to one year in prison for a first offense – and up to $10,000 for subsequent offenses. The new emails reveal Planned Parenthood was instrumental in writing the legislation.
“Attached is the language for AB 671, proposed amendments to Penal Code section 632,” Beth Parker, chief legal counsel for Planned Parenthood wrote to Jill Habig, who served as general counsel for then-Attorney General Kamala Harris. “Let me know what you think.”
The two women wrote back and forth in March as they hashed out the specifics of the bill. Harris is now running for the U.S. Senate and Planned Parenthood has contributed to her campaign. Jill Habig is her campaign manager.
Steve Cooley, Daleiden’s attorney, calls the emails “highly unusual.”
“I must tell you there are more emails out there that I’m sure we did not get,” Cooley told LifeSiteNews. “The Department of Justice in response to our email request, we understand, allowed Jill Habig to scroll through her own depository of emails and determine which, if any, could be responsive to the Public Records request.”
By comparison, investigators from the California attorney general’s office seized David Daleiden’s entire computer and hours of video footage.
Information from a Public Records request show that the Department of Justice has rarely investigated or prosecuted under this particular section of the law used to go after Daleiden. So, why now?
“I think it’s because Planned Parenthood wanted to crush Mr. Daleiden,” Cooley said, “and they had a friend and an ally who happened to wield that power do their bidding.
“Mr. Daleiden is the victim of an overbearing, biased attorney general who is doing the bidding of her longtime supporters in Planned Parenthood.”