Merritt Prosecutors Save Worst for Last

Sep 18, 2019

A California prosecutor pulled a vicious stunt yesterday to intimidate our witness—a key medical expert. See what happened below and stand with our client Sandra Merritt.

Sandra is fighting a 14-count criminal felony indictment for exposing Planned Parenthood. The costs in this case are huge and your much-needed gift of any amount will make a real difference for Sandra’s defense.

Thank you for your friendship and support. See below for what happened yesterday! –Mat.

Pro-life hero Sandra Merritt's three-week criminal hearing ends today with testimony from a key medical expert—and plenty of drama.

Our expert witness, Dr. Theresa Deisher, takes the stand today despite a savage prosecution stunt yesterday to intimidate her—and suppress her testimony.

Dr. Deisher will address a vital question: Were beating hearts harvested from still-living babies to satisfy the demands of researchers?

If it happened, it’s infanticide—and a devastating black mark on abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

Which is why Planned Parenthood’s puppet, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and his deputy in the courtroom, Johnette Jauron, pulled a nasty maneuver yesterday.

+  +  Prosecutor flings wild charge against expert witness

The prosecutor alleged our expert, Dr. Deisher, is an unindicted co-conspirator. The reason? Years ago, she provided expert scientific opinion and advice to Sandra’s colleague, David Daleiden, during their undercover investigation of abortion chain Planned Parenthood.

The truth is that this is just one more absurd, baseless and frivolous accusation—like those lodged against our client Sandra Merritt.

Along with David, Sandra exposed Planned Parenthood’s gruesome trade in human organs harvested from aborted babies.

For that, AG Becerra—who has pocketed thousands in Planned Parenthood campaign donations—filed a 14-count criminal felony indictment against Sandra. If convicted, she could spend more than a decade behind bars.

+  +  Raw witness intimidation

And yesterday the AG’s office unleashed its power against Dr. Deisher.

In a naked display of witness intimidation, the AG asked the judge to appoint independent counsel to advise Dr. Deisher of her potential for incriminating herself and subjecting herself to criminal prosecution by testifying.

This is an utter outrage. Liberty Counsel chief litigation counsel Harry Mihet called it “the clearest case of witness intimidation and tampering I have ever witnessed.”

Our legal team lambasted the prosecutor’s move. A prosecutor cannot intimidate a witness to silence their testimony. This is a clear violation of the Constitutional rights of Sandra and David to defend themselves.

These are the facts...

Despite the prosecutor’s bogus accusation, Dr. Deisher’s advice to David years ago was limited to the scientific issues that were being investigated. She was not consulted on the undercover nature of the operation, and she did not know of undercover recordings until after they were released.

The prosecutor’s brazen attack on Dr. Deisher quite understandably shocked and distressed her. But she is testifying today. And what she shares will be powerful. That is why the prosecutor tried to silence her.

I’ll supply a full report tomorrow.

+  +  Why your help to defend Sandra is needed now...

Because this three-week pre-trial criminal hearing winds up today, I ask for your generous help. The reason is simple: Costs are exploding.

For example, modest hotel accommodations for this three-week hearing in San Francisco are now more than $10,000. Add to that transcripts, travel, food, local transportation, and other costs.

Plus, we’re gearing up to defend Sandra in just two weeks against Planned Parenthood’s civil lawsuit demanding millions from Sandra. That trial begins Oct. 2. It could go six weeks and the price tag will be enormous.

But the cost of not mounting the most aggressive defense possible on Sandra's behalf would be even greater.

That’s why I ask for your help now.

This courageous pro-life grandmother performed a huge public service—especially for the unborn—by exposing Planned Parenthood’s gruesome trade in body parts literally cut or torn from precious unborn children.

Right now, Sandra is fighting for her freedom in one of the most crucial pro-life cases in our nation today. Your gift of 25, 50, 100, even 200 dollars or more will be an enormous help now.

I know Sandra will be truly grateful to know you’re standing with her.

Please be as generous as you can today. And thank you for your friendship, partnership and prayers. I’m honored and grateful for your support!

For life and liberty,

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel