David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, the anti-abortion activists who made the fake Planned Parenthood video claiming that the organization was selling baby parts for profit, a video that inspired a Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado, have had all charged dropped against them.
According to Law Newz:
Both were charged with second degree felony tampering with a governmental record for allegedly using fake identification cards to hide their real identities when making the videos. Daleiden was also charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly attempting to purchase human organs.
During a hearing on Tuesday morning, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office made a surprise announcement, dropping all charges against the filmmakers.
Details about why such a move was made are unknown at this time. Though this is certainly going to be seen as a victory for the anti-abortion advocates who are willing to lie, cheat, and steal to stop abortions, even breaking federal laws that they now know they can get away with.