Hannity Invites Discredited, Indicted CMP Founder On To Push "Baby Parts" Falsehood
Sean Hannity: "Isn't Selling Baby Body Parts, Or Altering Abortion Procedures To Preserve Baby Body Parts, Isn't That Illegal?"
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From the April 6 edition of Fox News' Hannity:
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SEAN HANNITY (HOST): So last year, the Center for Medical Progress released a series of undercover videos that appeared to show Planned Parenthood officials negotiating the sale of aborted fetuses. Now take a look at some of the most repulsive moments, we have got to warn you. What you are about to see is extremely disturbing, especially to some viewers. Take a look.
HANNITY: Now David Daleiden is the founder for the Center for Medical Progress, who is behind those videos you just saw. He now claims his home was raided yesterday, by agents from the California Department of Justice. And according to Daleiden, all of his undercover videos were seized in that raid. Now, so was this seizure, search and seizure politically motivated? We reached out to the California D.O.J. to get their side of the story, they said they couldn't comment, it's an ongoing investigation. Here with an exclusive interview is the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, David Daleiden. By the way, isn't selling baby body parts, or altering abortion procedures to preserve baby body parts, isn't that illegal?
DAVID DALEIDEN: It is Sean, and actually the very worst baby body parts violations in Planned Parenthood's baby parts harvesting program took place in California. Those clips your viewers just saw were all filmed with Planned Parenthood representatives, and Planned Parenthood business partners in the state of California. But instead of investigating them, and instead of going after them, Attorney General Kamala Harris, who is running for Senate and fundraising on her website off of Planned Parenthood, receives money from Planned Parenthood, just invaded my home the other day, and took all of the video footage, including unreleased video footage.
HANNITY: Do you have duplicates?
DALEIDEN: We're still assessing the extent of what they took,and what kind of backup copies might be available, but they took everything, including footage that has not seen the light of day yet.
HANNITY: Now, here is the important question. Those are videos, from my interpretation of them, and yours -- isn't that people breaking the law? Did they go after them?
DALEIDEN: Absolutely, and in fact Planned Parenthood's major baby parts partner in the state of California, StemExpress, is currently under investigation by the United States Congress. There's multiple subpoenas for their records and their transactions with Planned Parenthood that have gone out, and they are fighting tooth and nail, both in their lawsuits against me, and through the use of their political cronies, not to have that information out to the public.
HANNITY: David, it's very shocking. We'll stay on this case, and if they go after you, I'm sure a lot of people will want to support you. Thanks so much for being with us, I'm sorry you're going through this.