Pro-Life Hero's Court Date Almost Here

Aug 13, 2019

In just 21 days, Liberty Counsel’s legal team will be in a California courtroom to defend Sandra Merritt against outrageous criminal charges that could send her to prison for more than a decade.

An exhaustive 10-day “preliminary hearing” begins September 3. Its purpose is to determine whether there is enough evidence to go to trial. In fact, the criminal charges against Sandra are baseless and politically motivated.

But because this critical hearing is so pivotal to the outcome of this unjust prosecution and to Sandra’s freedom, I am asking for your help today. The costs for this—and the other vital cases in our full docket—are huge.

But thanks to the $100,000 Challenge Grant for our online supporters, your gift now will be effectively doubled. Please send a special gift today to stand with Sandra and help Liberty Counsel defend life, liberty and the family.

+  +  Planned Parenthood exposed and outraged

The plain truth is that Sandra did not break any laws. This pro-life hero courageously went undercover to capture Planned Parenthood corruption on videotape. She exposed how America's largest abortion provider pads its bottom line by harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted babies.

Caught on camera, Planned Parenthood reacted with fury and is doing everything it can to punish Sandra and make her pay. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who has pocketed thousands in campaign donations from Planned Parenthood, filed a 15-count criminal indictment against Sandra more than two years ago.

As a result, this pro-life grandmother faces the very real prospect of a lengthy jail term. To make matters worse, Planned Parenthood is pursuing a very aggressive multi-million-dollar civil suit against her.

+  +  Selective prosecution at its worst...

Becerra charges that Sandra’s undercover video recordings violated California law. But no other citizen journalist or journalism organization has ever been charged with a crime for undercover recordings.

Becerra’s indictment has even alarmed some in the media. The Los Angeles Times editorial board blasted Attorney General Becerra, writing: “It's disturbingly aggressive for Becerra to apply this criminal statute to people who were trying to influence a contested issue of public policy.”

The truth is that Sandra did not break any laws. With all the investigative media and reality TV shows that do investigative journalism in California, there has been no effort by the state to prosecute and for good reason, because the First Amendment has something to say about this.

The Attorney General has engaged in selective prosecution to target pro-life speech. When law enforcement selectively targets people, everyone should be concerned.

But to prevail in this fight, I need your help. Will you take advantage of the $100,000 Challenge Grant and make your gift today? Because we’re so close to what will be a pivotal hearing for the future of this case and to Sandra’s freedom, your support now will make a real difference.

+  +  We must fight . . . no matter the cost.

Liberty Counsel is up against the unlimited resources of the state of California in one of the most important pro-life cases in America today. And we don't have hundreds of millions of dollars in a "legal war chest" like Planned Parenthood. And we certainly aren't in an unethical alliance with any government leaders!

That's why I'm relying on friends like you, right now, to help us fight this battle. Remember, we’re just three weeks out from a critical hearing in Sandra’s defense. Please stand with her now and be as generous as you can!

Thank you so much for your prayers and support. We rely on the faithful partnership of friends like you each and every day we go into battle.

God bless you!

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel