Trial Update: Closing Arguments Extended - Pray!

Nov 13, 2019

Our staff prayed this morning with Sandra Merritt who called in from San Francisco where Planned Parenthood is suing her for millions in federal court.

It was 5:35 a.m. (her time) when Sandra joined the call. But it was wonderful to hear her and then to pray for her and for her Liberty Counsel attorney, Harry Mihet.

Because closing arguments in Planned Parenthood’s revenge trial seeking to crush and bankrupt Sandra went longer than scheduled yesterday, Harry will address the jury today around 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time (12:30 p.m. Eastern Time).

Please pray that truth will prevail—as Harry asks below in a special note he sent yesterday.

And please consider a gift as we reach the trial’s climax. Later today or tomorrow the jury will take the case and a verdict will come at any time after that.

This is a critical case in the fight to defend the unborn in America. It’s also the most expensive in Liberty Counsel’s history. Trial costs alone will wind up in the high six figures. Your generosity is urgently needed now. Please be as generous as you can.

See Harry’s note from late yesterday below. And please pray . . . and give. –Mat

This post is from Harry Mihet, our Chief Litigation Counsel, who will present closing arguments to the jury today. Please pray because the jury gets the case today or tomorrow. Here is Harry’s note from late yesterday . . .

TRIAL UPDATE: closing arguments are going slower than expected, and I will not deliver mine on behalf of Sandra Merritt until tomorrow (Wed) morning around 9:30 a.m. California time.

We did hear several hours of Planned Parenthood’s closing argument today, and it was very tough to stomach. They repeatedly called our clients all kinds of evil and they asked the San Francisco jury to award millions of dollars in *punitive* damages against them, “to punish and deter them” from ever exposing Planned Parenthood again.

And, as the number one reason for seeking punitive damages, they had the audacity to refer to Dr. Mary “Lamborghini-for-Livers” Gatter, and Dr. Deborah “Crush-Above-and-Crush-Below” Nucatola.

I’ve seen some really crazy things in the decade+ that I’ve been doing this work, but never have I seen such a brazen and shameful attempt to call evil good and good evil. But as tough as today was to stomach, never have I been more sure that this is a fight worth fighting, and that I’m not here by accident.

I really need your prayers tomorrow! [today, Wednesday] I am powerless to cut through this evil deception, unless the God of Truth does it through me.

Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!
—Isaiah 5:20.

+  +  Crucial case for Sandra, the unborn . . . and the soul of America

Planned Parenthood is America’s abortion giant—it kills some 330,000 infants every year. Sandra, with her colleague David Daleiden, conducted a 30-month undercover investigation that utterly exposed Planned Parenthood’s cruel and inhumane trade in human hearts, livers, brains and more harvested from innocent, helpless babies.

That shook Planned Parenthood’s bloody empire. Now it wants to mercilessly punish Sandra, the courageous 66-year-old pro-life grandmother who exposed its heinous baby body parts business.

It wants “punitive damages” in the millions to crush and bankrupt this pro-life hero.

But Sandra did nothing wrong. Instead, she courageously exposed evil. Now Planned Parenthood is calling good evil and demanding that the jury award it millions in punitive damages.

That’s why I ask you to pray. Ask God to intervene today and as the jurors deliberate so that truth and justice prevails.

+  +  Stand with Sandra against Planned Parenthood's attack

And because this is the most expensive case in Liberty Counsel history—and one of the most critical—I ask you to stand with Sandra by giving now to help us defend her against Planned Parenthood’s assault.

The abortion chain is desperate to crush Sandra and bury the shocking evidence she uncovered revealing its heinous commerce in body parts cut from the infants it kills.

Because trial costs are in the high six figures and the need is unmet, I ask you to consider an urgently needed gift now. Even if you have already given (and many of our faithful supporters like you have done so), your support today will make a real difference for Sandra . . . and the unborn.

Thank you for praying at this urgent hour—and for your friendship and generous support!

For life and liberty,

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel