Closing Arguments Tuesday in Sandra's Trial

Nov 8, 2019

Our team is burning the midnight oil in preparation for closing arguments which start Tuesday in Planned Parenthood’s revenge suit demanding millions from pro-life hero Sandra Merritt.

Please pray and stand with Sandra. She and colleague David Daleiden conducted a 30-month undercover investigation that revealed the abortion giant’s ghastly trade in body parts scavenged from the helpless, innocent babies it mercilessly kills. The gruesome revelations have shaken Planned Parenthood’s $1.7 billion empire to its core.

And that’s why they are so determined to crush and bankrupt Sandra—a courageous 66-year-old grandmother and pro-life champion.

This is one of the most crucial pro-life legal battles in a generation. And I am asking for your help now as the trial comes down to the wire. This is easily Liberty Counsel’s most expensive case ever. Trial costs alone will hit the high six figures. Please be as generous as you can.

We rested our case Wednesday after more disturbing revelations came out in court. See below. –Mat

More scandalous revelations exposing Planned Parenthood’s callous butchery of little babies came out this week at trial. Two witnesses from a baby body parts “wholesaler,” Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), took the stand.

Founded in 1989, ABR is the oldest baby parts company in America and has partnered with multiple Planned Parenthood affiliates for many years.

On the stand, ABR founder Linda Tracy tried to deny the damaging admissions she made in her earlier sworn deposition. She denied discussing “pricing” of fetal tissue at a National Abortion Federation’s (NAF) conference.

But in her videotaped deposition played in court, Tracy indicated her conversations at NAF included pricing of baby body parts. Tracy further testified in her deposition that at the NAF event she discussed ABR’s “Regulated Tissue Acquisition” harvesting, for which researchers pay a whopping $6,000 per procurement.

Federal law bans payments beyond "reasonable" costs having to do with the expense of obtaining human fetal tissue.

+ + Blood money from baby body parts...

ABR’s yearly revenues are about $1.1 to $1.5 million. But it is blood money made by harvesting and purchasing livers, lungs and brains from Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities. And then re-selling the body parts to taxpayer-funded research laboratories at enormously marked-up prices.

A second ABR witness, Perrin Larton, confirmed her statements made on hidden camera about babies “falling out intact” for organ harvesting. She said ABR could receive intact fetuses as frequently as every couple of months.

Here’s what Larton said in her shocking hidden-camera exchange at the NAF conference:

“I literally have had women come in and they’ll go in the O.R. and they’re back out in 3 minutes, and I’m going, ‘What’s going on?’ Oh yeah, the fetus was already in the vaginal canal whenever we put her in the stirrups, it just fell out.”

+ + The expert censored from the trial

One expert who did not testify was stem cell scientist Dr. Teresa Deisher. She was on our witness list, but U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick—who has past ties to Planned Parenthood—refused to let her take the stand.

Here’s what Sandra’s colleague, David Daleiden, told the court he learned from Dr. Deisher, a Stanford Ph.D. . . .

Dr. Deisher 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,” it was necessary “to have a heart that was still beating, because you'd cut it out of a living fetus.”

That study appeared in the journal Circulation, David said, where “the researchers, themselves, said that these fetuses were alive when they obtained them.”

+ + Crucial case for Sandra, the preborn . . . and America

The barbarism and brutality visited on these tiny, helpless human victims is beyond comprehension.

I can’t stress enough how critical this case is for Sandra, for the preborn—and for the soul of America.

That’s why I’m asking you to help defend Sandra today.

This is the most expensive case we’ve had in Liberty Counsel’s 30-year history. Closing arguments begin Tuesday and I’m asking for your prayers—and your financial help.

Planned Parenthood is determined to crush Sandra in retaliation for exposing its horrific business trafficking in the hearts, brains, livers and other parts harvested from little preborn children.

I need you to help Liberty Counsel fight back against this horrific barbarism. Please stand with Sandra and make your best gift today!

Thank you for standing with Sandra in defense of helpless preborn babies today!

For life and liberty,


Mat Staver,
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

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