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Pray: The Jury Has Begun Deliberations In the Pro-Life Investigators vs Planned Parenthood 'Blockbuster Trial of the Century'

Lianne Laurence : Nov 14, 2019  LifeSiteNews.com

[Judge] Orrick ... has known ties to Planned Parenthood but refused to declare himself disqualified.

airlift(San Francisco, CA) — [LifeSiteNews.com] The "blockbuster trial of the century" wrapped up [Wednesday] in San Francisco with defense closing arguments after six weeks of testimony. (Image: Pixabay)

The jury now begins deliberations in the Planned Parenthood Federation of America vs Center for Medical Progress federal trial, which pits David Daleiden and his pro-life investigators against the abortion giant that receives a half-billion dollars in public money annually.

Jurors are down to nine men and one woman, with two of the original 12 excused, one for flu and another with a broken arm.

Lawyers for the CMP citizen journalists on trial for exposing Planned Parenthood's trafficking in aborted baby parts say they were hampered by Judge William Orrick ruling out a First Amendment defense.

"Unfortunately, we couldn't get Judge Orrick to back off from his insistence that the jury be instructed that the First Amendment ... does not state any kind of defense to the charges in this case," said Thomas Brejcha, founder of the Thomas More Society, in an update on the case.

"Which, frankly, we think is a terrible misreading of our fundamental constitutional laws about free speech," he added.

Orrick, who has known ties to Planned Parenthood but refused to declare himself disqualified, instructed the jury Tuesday morning... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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