Your Help Urgently Needed Now

Aug 24, 2019

UPDATE: Liberty Counsel asked the California Supreme Court Monday to put the state's criminal case against Sandra Merritt on hold. Our request for an immediate stay came with a pivotal preliminary hearing set for September 3--now just 10 days away.

And that’s why your generosity is so needed now. Please give today to defend freedom. Learn more below and stand with Liberty Counsel now. Thank you! –Mat.

Sandra Merritt is literally fighting for her freedom.

A grandmother in her 60s, Sandra faces 15 trumped-up felony charges brought by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra--a partisan Democrat who is in Planned Parenthood's pocket.

If convicted, Sandra will face heavy fines and more than a decade behind bars.

These baseless and politically motivated criminal charges stem from Sandra's heroic undercover journalism. Along with colleague David Daleiden, she used undercover video cameras to expose Planned Parenthood's gruesome trade in baby body parts.

The videos shocked Americans and sparked legal action . . .

  • At least two entities in California have been successfully prosecuted, forced to pay almost $8 million in penalties, and shuttered permanently in connection with their unlawful baby parts transactions.
  • Several states and the federal government have moved to defund Planned Parenthood to varying degrees.
  • And Congress conducted its own investigation resulting in the referral of Planned Parenthood to law enforcement agencies for criminal prosecution in connection with its illegal profiteering from aborted baby body parts.

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Planned Parenthood. But the woman whose brave undercover journalism instigated that probe now faces prison and fines.

It's incredibly unjust.

That's why I ask for your help now. Your gift is crucial as we defend Sandra against the nearly unlimited resources of the state of California.

Will you consider a gift of 25, 50 or 100 dollars today?

We are going into what will be a lengthy period of intense litigation. We're facing a September 3 preliminary hearing that will go two weeks. And on October 2, Planned Parenthood's multi-million- dollar civil lawsuit against Sandra goes to trial. That trial may take four weeks or longer and will drain our legal "war chest."

Please be as generous as you can now. This is one of the most significant pro-life legal fights in our nation today. And your generosity is crucial.

+  +  Glaring double standard...

Here's what makes this all the worse. NO investigative reporter has EVER been charged in California for the use of hidden cameras to do undercover journalism.

For example, CBS2 Los Angeles reporter David Goldstein used undercover investigators and hidden cameras to expose the alleged fraud of air conditioning repair companies.

But Goldstein faced no criminal prosecution from Becerra. Nor have a myriad of other media outlets in California who have also used hidden video cameras for their undercover investigations -- just like Sandra and David.

As a First Amendment attorney told Courthouse News, Sandra and David used “tried-and-true investigative techniques” to expose Planned Parenthood.

But because it's abortion giant Planned Parenthood that got the public black eye--and worse—an outrageous DOUBLE STANDARD is at work.

And the reason is Attorney General Becerra's blatant bias for Planned Parenthood. Consider the following . . .

  • Planned Parenthood has showered AG Becerra with thousands in campaign donations.
  • He celebrated his primary election in front of a poster reading, "I STAND WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD."
  • He even announced that his Office, is “united” with Planned Parenthood.

AG Becerra is Planned Parenthood's hired gun. And he's using the nearly unlimited resources of his Office--with its $800 million budget and 34,000 employees--to put Sandra behind bars.

+  +  Liberty Counsel's legal costs will soar in September...

Our legal expenses will skyrocket next month because Liberty Counsel will be in court in California to fight on Sandra’s behalf on two fronts:

  • A 10-day preliminary hearing in the criminal case set for September 3.
  • A four week or longer trial in Planned Parenthood's vindictive multi-million-dollar civil lawsuit against Sandra.

On top of everything else, we’ll be in hostile territory—San Francisco.

Your gift now is critically important to help Liberty Counsel defend Sandra as she fights for her life in court. Please stand with her today with your generous support.

By giving now, you'll help us wage an effective defense on her behalf and take on other challenges nationwide in defense of life, liberty and the family.

Please be as generous as you can and please give today!

Let me assure you that your much-needed support now will make a real difference for Sandra, for life and for liberty!

Thank you for your prayers and your partnership!

For Liberty,

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman