by Lianne Laurence, LifeSite:
In his first-ever time in the witness stand, pro-life advocate David Daleiden testified to the disturbing details in the fetal organ harvesting industry that led him to embark on an undercover investigation of the gruesome practice.
Daleiden and Sandra Merritt are charged with 15 felony counts of illegal recording of confidential communications in connection with undercover videos the Center for Medical Progress released in 2015 that provide evidence of Planned Parenthood’s illegal trafficking in baby body parts.
The 30-year-old graduate of Claremont McKenna College testified he worked in investigative research with Lila Rose of Live Action, part-time in 2008 and full-time in 2010, before founding CMP in 2013.
He became interested in investigating the aborted baby parts harvesting industry in 2012, when he saw a 20/20 documentary made in 2000 about the harvesting of aborted baby organs at a Planned Parenthood in Kansas.