Grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood instead indicts two anti-abortion activists

The New York Times reports that a a grand jury  that was investigating allegations of misconduct against Planned Parenthood has instead indicted two anti-abortion activists who made videos of the organization.

The Harris County district attorney,in Texas Devon Anderson, said the director of the Center for Medical Progress, David Daleiden, had been indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a government record and a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs.Another Center employee, Sandra Merritt, was indicted on a charge of tampering with a governmental record.

The Center covertly shot videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research. Mr. Daleiden had posed as a biotechnology representative to infiltrate Planned Parenthood affiliates.

Ms. Anderson stated   that grand jurors had cleared Planned Parenthood of any wrongdoing.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/26/us/2-abortion-foes-behind-planned-parenthood-videos-are-indicted.html?emc=edit_na_20160125&nlid=61289639&ref=headline