A California judge will decide on Monday if the 14 “secret” pro-abortion “Does” named as accusers in 15 criminal charges brought against pro-life advocate David Daleiden in 2017 will be revealed.
Judge Christopher C. Hite of the Superior Court of California in San Francisco heard arguments January 28 from Daleiden’s legal team for why Daleiden’s accusers should be named.
Daleiden, 30, is the undercover journalist and director of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) who in 2015 released grisly videos (watch here) allegedly exposing Planned Parenthood’s illegal harvesting and sale for profit of body parts from aborted babies.
The groundbreaking undercover videos showed Planned Parenthood executives and workers haggling over the prices of baby body parts, picking through bloodied arms and legs of aborted babies in a pie tray, and discussing how to alter abortion methods to obtain better body parts for sale.
Veteran pro-life activist Dr. Monica Miller said in June 2016 that the videos show “a glimpse of hell.” Former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards admitted in October 2016 that the videos “do hurt” Planned Parenthood’s reputation.
Public outrage over the videos prompted congressional hearings and calls for the federal defunding of Planned Parenthood. Because of the damning evidence found in those videos, the CMP director now finds himself under attack by the abortion industry. The abortion industry is seeking to permanently bury the videos and put Daleiden and his co-defendant Sandra Merritt behind bars on charges that they illegally recorded “confidential communications” under California’s anti-eavesdropping law.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced in March 2017 that Daleiden and Merritt were criminally charged with 14 felony counts of illegal recordings under Penal Code section 632, and a 15th count of conspiracy to violate section 632. They were charged despite evidence that the video recordings were made in public places, such as restaurants and conference halls, where it would be a stretch to expect “confidentiality.”
The 14 individuals Daleiden captured in the videos as giving damning evidence of the abortion industry’s involvement in the sale of aborted baby body parts were named in the felony charges against the whistleblower anonymously, being listed in People of the State of California vs. David Robert Daleiden, Sandra Merritt as “Does” 1 through 14.
While Daleiden and Merritt’s legal teams cannot use the names in court, and must refer to “Doe” 1 or “Doe” 14, etc., the names have been publicly available on the internet since 2017 and can be easily found through online searches. Many of these names have become infamous names in pro-life communities across America.
- DOE 1 – Dr. Carrie Ann Terrell, medical director of “Whole Woman’s Health”
- DOE 2 – Dr. Stephen Hindes, owner of “Healthy Futures for Women” and former abortion provider for Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains
- DOE 3 – Dr. Susan Robinson, third-trimester abortion doctor at Southwestern Women’s Options and abortion provider for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
- DOE 4 – Ms. Amy Hagstrom Miller, CEO of “Whole Woman’s Health”
- DOE 5 – Dr. Lisa Harris, medical director of Planned Parenthood of Michigan
- DOE 6 – Dr. Mathew Reeves, medical director of the National Abortion Federation and abortion provider for Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
- DOE 7 – Ms. Debbie Bamberger, non-physician surgical abortion provider for Planned Parenthood Northern California
- DOE 8 – Dr. Norma Jo Waxman, abortion professor at taxpayer-funded UC San Francisco
- DOE 9 – Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America
- DOE 10 – Dr. Mary Gatter, medical directors’ council president for Planned Parenthood Federation of America
- DOE 11 – Ms. Laurel Felczer, senior director of medical services for Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley
- DOE 12 – Ms. Cate Dyer, CEO of StemExpress, LLC, longtime Planned Parenthood business partner in harvesting aborted fetal organs
- DOE 13 – Mr. Kevin Cooksey, former VP of corporate development at StemExpress
- DOE 14 – Ms. Megan Barr, procurement manager for StemExpress
Daleiden and Merritt’s legal teams — which includes Thomas More Society, Law Office of Nic Cocis, Liberty Counsel, and Law Office of Brentford Ferreira — argued before Judge Hite last week that the Does should be named in court because a publicly-accused defendant is entitled to face his accusers in a public trial.