California Attorney General Xavier Bacerra has a problem, and it's not whether he'll convict two pro-life activists who exposed the gruesome "fetal tissue" sales practices of Planned Parenthood in 2015.

The problem is whether Bacerra should be allowed to bring the case forward without engaging in unethical behavior.

According to the investigative group Open Secrets, Bacerra was the recipient of $5,535 in campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood between 1998 and 2012. The family planning organization is largely funded by taxpayers.

Agreed, it's a paltry amount, but it's enough to put Bacerra in direct conflict of interest with his duties as attorney general in the case.

Bacerra has charged David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress with 15 felony counts for work exposing Planned Parenthood's sale of aborted fetal organs.

During the undercover investigation the two video-recorded Planned Parenthood officials and former employees discussing in cavalier detail the organization's potentially illegal sale of fetal tissue.

The Center for Medical Progress began releasing the videos in 2015, prompting a number of states to consider pulling Planned Parenthood funding.

Many of the grizzly recordings took place in public spaces that do not fall under the protection of California privacy laws.

Bacerra, who clearly has a political agenda, says the footage is illegal because it involves "private conversations" that were obtained without the consent of both parties.

If the case goes to trial and both defendants are convicted it will have a chilling effect on future undercover investigations that clearly are in the public interest.

It is doubtful Bacerra will step down and walk away from this bombshell of a case. There's too much at stake -- far more than the $5,535 in donations his campaign pocketed from Planned Parenthood to get Bacerra re-elected.

Please share this on Facebook if California Attorney General Xavier Bacerra should remove himself from the case against the two defendants charged with exposing Planned Parenthood's fetal tissue sales practices.

Source: Daily Wire

 

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