Liberal DA went on an illegal national media tour to publicize indictments, before even contacting the defendants.
The liberal Houston district attorney trying to imprison two pro-life activists for uncovering illegal activity by Planned Parenthood admits her indictment is itself, illegal.
But District Attorney Devon Anderson also says she’s allowed to break the law if it means protecting Planned Parenthood.
When reports of the indictments became national news, it came as a surprise to David Daleiden, one of the indicted activists.
And it should be surprising, because it’s a crime.
Texas law states:
If the defendant is not in custody or under bond at the time of the presentment of indictment, the indictment may not be made public and the entry in the record of the court relating to the indictment must be delayed until the capias is served and the defendant is placed in custody or under bond.
Not only did District Attorney Devon Anderson tell the media before telling her targets, she shared her information with Planned Parenthood before Daleiden or his attorneys.
In fact, she even posted an online video bragging about the indictments, also prior to the knowledge of Daleiden or his attorneys.
All of which is a crime under Texas law.
While Anderson wants Daleiden thrown in prison for 20 years, she justifies her own illegal actions as an “oversight” and “inconsequential”.
But it comes as no surprise that Anderson is trying to spin the case in favor of Planned Parenthood.
She employs one of their board members in her office.
One of Anderson’s prosecutors, Lauren Reeder, serves on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, the same organization Daleiden caught on tape selling baby body parts illegally.
Anderson has also been accused of fixing a case in which a Houston abortionist delivered live babies and then snapped their necks.
The grand jury was forced to drop charges against Douglas Karpen because Anderson failed to provide sufficient evidence in the case.
Ironically, she just so happens to be friends with Douglas Karpen’s attorney.
But now it appears Anderson’s Planned Parenthood activism has crossed the line from unethical to outright illegal.