The critical abortion case that will be decided in the next term of the U.S. Supreme Court, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, will undoubtedly pique the interest of public interest groups on both sides of the case. Interested parties often ask the Court for permission to file amicus curiae (friend of the Court) briefs to give the Court the perspective of groups interested in the issues presented.
The Dobbs case involves the State of Mississippi’s legislative restrictions on abortions after week 15 of pregnancy. In its brief, Mississippi has asked the Court to overrule the 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade that opened the door for legal abortions across the country.
Undercover journalist David Daleiden has now filed a brief in the case as amicus curiae. Daleiden has produced videos that disclose the abortion industry’s trafficking body parts harvested from aborted babies.
Daleiden supports Mississippi’s restrictions and arguments, in brief, joined by the Center for Medical Progress. The brief was prepared and filed by the Thomas More Society and was funded by the nonprofit Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund.
The brief cites the documented statements of Dr. Deborah Nucatola, who is a senior director with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Daleiden obtained video footage of Nucatola, including her admission that Planned Parenthood’s medical personnel have become adept at harvesting hearts, lungs, livers, and other organs without crushing them when killing a child. She says that the idea is to “crush above” and “get it all intact.”
The evidence is part of the material that Daleiden has obtained in stunning video footage he has been collecting since 2015. Daleiden has been a constant target of Planned Parenthood, the abortion lobby, and many elected officials since he publicized the evidence he obtained.
The arguments in Daleiden’s brief focus on the importance of the 15-week threshold in pregnancies, as that is the point when a baby becomes most valuable as a biological “resource” to abortionists harvesting body parts.
Daleiden found that the abortion industry is driven to increase the number of abortions performed because of the economic benefit derived from the fetal tissue business.
More than 50 amicus curiae papers have been filed in the case, which has yet to go to the Court for oral arguments. The final ruling and the Justices’ views are due next summer.