A Houston Grand Jury Indicts Videographers In Planned Parenthood Case
When the Harris County District Attorney investigated claims that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast was illegally selling organs from aborted fetuses, the DA also investigated the videographers. The DA questioned whether the videographers from the Center for Medical Progress gained access to Planned Parenthood offices through a fake company.
The Harris County District Attorney begin investigating Planned Parenthood-Gulf Coast clinics in August at the request of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick following the release of the Center for Medical Progress' secretly shot video.
Monday the grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood , but in a twist of events indicted David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt from the Center for Medical Progress.
Rochelle Tafolla with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast says the indictment caught her by surprise.
“The only indication that we had is when the DA first said she would take up the case, that she would follow the evidence and we knew from the beginning that these two characters had broken the law, that they presented false identification," Tafolla said.
But the case isn’t over for Planned Parenthood. The Texas Attorney General’s Office says its investigation of the organization for alleged Medicaid fraud is still ongoing. Planned Parenthood says it’s done nothing illegal.