United States District Court Judge William Orrick confirmed what reproductive rights advocates have been claiming since July: David Daleiden is no journalist, and his organization, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), is built on fraud.
Advocates say the law effectively criminalizes an entire population: pregnant people.
The lawsuit is the fourth challenge to the new law that regulates pregnancy-related centers, requiring facilities to post a public notice about access to abortion and birth control.
Katherine N. Dellis, 24, was charged Friday with unlawful concealment of human remains, a Class 6 felony.
Attorneys challenging the measure argue it unduly burdens abortion rights and serves no legitimate health interest.
The bill is meant to protect animals from abuse. It also makes sodomy a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
A federal judge ruled Friday that nope, David Daleiden was not engaging in “journalism” when he concocted the video smear campaign against Planned Parenthood; plus more legal news.
David Daleiden intends to plead not guilty and to reject a proposed plea deal that would keep him out of prison, according to CBS News.
The bill’s Democratic supporters believe that the legislation, which has long been in the works, may finally pass the Republican-controlled state senate and be sent to the governor’s desk.
Arizona Republicans are pushing measures to outlaw fetal tissue donation and ban state employee contributions to abortion providers.