Merritt Criminal Case Continues

May 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Without stating any opinion, the California Supreme Court denied Sandra Merritt’s request to review the well documented bias and collusion between Attorney General Becerra and Planned Parenthood regarding the felony criminal charges brought against her for her undercover work in exposing the abortion mill’s outrageous conduct of harvesting and selling aborted baby body parts. The preliminary hearing will now be rescheduled.

The California Supreme Court previously granted an emergency stay in the criminal proceedings against Sandra Merritt. The preliminary hearings were set to begin in the San Francisco Superior Court; however, the California Supreme Court stopped all criminal proceedings against Sandra until it could review the contents of a motion Liberty Counsel filed to recuse California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra and his Office from prosecuting the criminal complaint.

Liberty Counsel is defending Sandra against the politically motivated 15-count felony criminal charges, brought against her by Attorney General Becerra, for her undercover work in exposing Planned Parenthood’s outrageous conduct of harvesting and selling aborted baby body parts.

The trial court previously refused to dismiss the criminal charges even though Becerra has a documented bias and has publicly pledged to “stand with Planned Parenthood.” Liberty Counsel sought to recuse Becerra and to dismiss the case for selective, discriminatory prosecution through a motion filed with the trial court, which demonstrated that Becerra and his predecessor, now Senator Kamala Harris, received thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood. In addition, after the “investigation” began under then-AG Harris, the Attorney General’s office maintained an ongoing financial, political, and close working relationship with executive officers and employees of various Planned Parenthood entities.

“Sandra Merritt did not violate any law, and we confidently continue to present the evidence that demonstrates California’s first-ever prosecution of an undercover journalist is selective and discriminatory,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. 

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