In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, lawyers for Planned Parenthood are seeking a judge’s help to keep records pertaining to its activities in Washington State sealed from public view.
The lawsuit, which specifically names David Daleiden and FPIW Communications Director Zach Freeman as defendants, comes after separate public records requests were filed by Daleiden and Freeman pertaining to information regarding Planned Parenthood’s relationship with the University of Washington’s Birth Defects Research Laboratory.
Following the filing of the lawsuit, Daleiden released the following statement:
“Planned Parenthood and their allies have yet again stormed into federal court, this time demanding the suppression of public records about Planned Parenthood’s supply of aborted baby parts to the taxpayer-sponsored, NIH-funded fetal harvesting service at the University of Washington.
Last October, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards hailed the partnership between Planned Parenthood Greater Washington & North Idaho and the University of Washington as the exemplary model of their new program for profit-neutral baby parts harvesting. Numerous headlines proclaimed Planned Parenthood’s new “policy change” purporting to stop receiving payment for fetal body parts, after CMP’s videos had revealed Planned Parenthood’s senior leadership callously negotiating the harvest and sale of tiny baby hearts, lungs, and brains for profit.
Over the past year, the American people have watched as Planned Parenthood has scrambled to distract the public and public authorities from the scandal—even while Planned Parenthood has failed the answer the most basic questions about their baby body parts program. What is Planned Parenthood hiding about their new model baby parts program at the University of Washington? The American people, whose tax dollars make this entire barbaric industry possible, deserve to know the truth.”