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(Photo: Reuters/Lisa Fernandez/File Photo)Anti-abortion activist David Daleiden, waits outside Superior Court in San Francisco, California, U.S., May 3, 2017.
The National Abortion Federation has dismissed most of the claims it made against pro-life activist David Daleiden over his undercover video activism.
Daleiden - Group - Center - Medical - Progress
Daleiden and his California-based pro-life group the Center for Medical Progress have been involved in various litigation tied to his undercover videos that purport to show abortion providers violating various laws.
The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, which is representing Daleiden and the CMP, announced Tuesday that NAF had dismissed 7 of its 11 original charges over the weekend.
Charges - Accusations - Fraud - Claims - NAF
These charges included accusations of fraud. The remaining claims by NAF include breach of contract, civil conspiracy, fraudulent misrepresentation, and promissory fraud.
FCDF believes NAF dismissed the charges because it wants to "speed up the case so it can secure a permanent gag order against David and CMP, which would block the release of the videos regardless of the case's outcome."
NAF - Court - Move - Wednesday - Morning
NAF hasn't responded officially to this newest court move as of Wednesday morning. NAF President and CEO Vicki Saporta previously stated, "Daleiden has no regard for the law and has proven that he cannot be trusted with the videos and other materials he stole from our meetings."
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FCDF - Counsel - Charles - LiMandri - Statement
"Seven down; four to go," said FCDF chief counsel Charles LiMandri in a statement. "NAF's latest litigation maneuvering shows that this case has only ever been about one thing—an unconstitutional silencing of a pro-life hero."
"As the Trump Administration continues its investigation of NAF's gruesome actions, we expect their lawyers to do everything they can to permanently silence David."
Daleiden - Media - News - Twitter - Monday
Daleiden himself took to social media to celebrate the news, posting to Twitter on Monday evening that "all they have left is a few bogus contract disputes."
"NAF is just mad that my undercover team were better...
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