Sandra's Case to Jury Wednesday

Nov 11, 2019

After six grueling weeks, Planned Parenthood's baseless revenge suit targeting pro-life hero Sandra Merritt comes to a momentous climax this week.

Please stand with Liberty Counsel to defend Sandra in one of the most critical pro-life cases in decades. Because trial costs are in the high six figures, I ask for an urgently needed gift now. Even if you have already given (and many of our faithful supporters like you have done so – some several times), your support today will make a real difference for Sandra . . . and the unborn.

Planned Parenthood tried to put Sandra and her colleagues on trial. But in truth, it put itself on trial! See why below. —Mat

Liberty Counsel Chief Litigation Counsel Harry Mihet makes his closing argument to the jury tomorrow morning in a San Francisco federal courtroom. The 11-person jury (one was excused after an accident) starts deliberating Wednesday.

That's why I'm asking you to pray for Harry . . . and especially for Sandra. She faces the very real possibility of a crushing jury verdict. And that verdict could come anytime--possibly even later this week.

Planned Parenthood is suing Sandra for millions. Her supposed "crime" was exposing the abortion giant's brutal, merciless and greedy commerce in the baby body parts its cuts from the tiny, innocent, and helpless humans it kills.

+  +  Planned Parenthood's works of darkness brought to light

Planned Parenthood is targeting Sandra, but the truth about its ghastly baby body parts business came out--sometimes unexpectedly—in this long and complex trial. During the trial jurors learned that . . .

  • A Planned Parenthood affiliate indicated it was willing to "move forward" with a plan to sell livers from aborted children for "$750 per fetal liver."

That exorbitant fee directly contradicts then-Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. After the explosive undercover videos exposing the abortion chain came out in July 2015, Richards claimed in an interview that the abortion chain "makes zero profit on any fetal tissue donation."

Any reimbursement, she said, is for "simply costs." Right. 750 dollars in "costs" per human liver cut from a little baby. And this after the abortion chain has already collected 500 dollars to pay for the abortion itself.

  • A former board director of the Center for Medical Progress testified that fetal tissue procurement firm Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) supplied baby scalps to researchers.

ABR has harvested tissue and organs from babies killed at Planned Parenthood facilities, the former board director told the court, “They were scalping the babies and taking their scalps and grafting them on to immune-suppressed mice." The purpose was to study the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals in treating baldness.

  • Sandra’s colleague, David Daleiden, told the court about the cruel abuse of living babies inside Planned Parenthood killing centers. He said Dr. Teresa Deisher, a Stanford Ph.D. "told me that that the most horrific aspect of fetal experimentation is that most . . . of the organ and tissue demand would require . . . fetuses delivered alive from the abortion, fetuses delivered intact and alive, to harvest the body parts with the freshness and the viability."

And in the case of a “Langendorff perfusion study” done at Stanford, Daleiden told the court, it was necessary “to have a heart that was still beating, because you'd cut it out of a living fetus.”

+  +  Sandra faces real jeopardy

It's shocking that this gruesome assault on little babies has been taking place in America. And that the perpetrator, Planned Parenthood, is the one suing Sandra!

Sandra is a whistleblower whose incredible undercover footage showed Planned Parenthood executives haggling over the prices of baby body parts, picking through bloody arms and legs of aborted babies in a tray and discussing how to alter abortion methods to obtain better body parts for sale.

This courageous 66-year-old grandmother joined David Daleiden in a 30-month exposé that shook Planned Parenthood's bloody empire.

But now she faces real jeopardy. Final arguments take place tomorrow and the case goes to the jury on Wednesday. A verdict could come anytime—possibly this week.

And if Planned Parenthood wins, Sandra will be hit with a ruinous judgment.

That's why I’m asking you to stand with her today.

This is the most expensive case in Liberty Counsel history. The cost of this trial alone is in the high six figures. And right now, we are still shy of meeting the enormous cost of defending Sandra in the most important pro-life legal battle in decades.

Your generosity today, even if you have given before, will help close the gap and make a huge difference for Sandra and the unborn.

The trial comes to a momentous close this week. Please pray and please stand with Sandra by giving now! Thank you!

For Life and Liberty,

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel