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Judge Drops Misdemeanor Charge Against Anti-Abortion Activist

A Harris County judge has dismissed one charge against an anti-abortion activist who made undercover videos at a Houston Planned Parenthood.

A Harris County judge has dismissed one charge against an anti-abortion activist who made undercover videos at a Houston Planned Parenthood.

California activist David Daleiden was facing both a felony charge and a misdemeanor charge in the case, but the misdemeanor charge has now been dismissed.

Daleiden and a partner visited the Houston clinic under assumed names, and made videos about how Planned Parenthood handled fetal remains.

The misdemeanor charge related to whether Daleiden had tried to buy human organs. He still faces a second-degree felony charge for using a fake driver’s license to get in to the clinic, as does his partner Sandra Merritt.

Those charges will be considered by a different judge.

Dismissal of David Daleiden’s misdemeanor charge

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