Newest Center For Medical Progress Video Removed From YouTube; Threatened With Contempt Charges

Posted: May 26, 2017 12:20 PM

Just a day after it was released, the latest Center for Medical Progress video has been removed from YouTube at the request of a judge. The video, which showed abortionists describing questionably legal abortion techniques as well as extremely callous behavior at the discussion of fetal remains, can still be found on LiveLeak.

U.S. District Judge William Orrick threatened CMP lead investigator David Daleiden with a contempt charge for releasing the newest video. He's been ordered to appear at a hearing on June 14.

From the L.A. Times:

A federal judge said Thursday that he would consider holding the leader of an antiabortion group in contempt after links to videos that the judge had barred from release appeared on the website of the man's attorneys.

U.S. District Judge William Orrick ordered David Daleiden and his attorneys Steve Cooley and Brentford J. Ferreira to appear at a June 14 hearing to consider contempt sanctions.

The video disappeared from YouTube shortly thereafter.

Orrick is the same judge who issued the initial injunction that delayed the release of the footage from the National Abortion Federation's annual meeting last April.