“This a real victory for the pro-life movement,” one of Daleiden’s attorneys, Jared Woodfill, said in a statement.
Daleiden was also charged with a second-degree felony that a different judge will rule on.
The Center for Medical Progress, the organization Daleiden started and which distributes the videos, gave a statement to the pro-life site LifeNews.com.
This statement is worded more strongly than “real victory.” Here what it says:
The dismissal of the first indictment today sends a strong message to Planned Parenthood and their political cronies that colluding to suppress the First Amendment rights of citizen journalists will never work. The Center for Medical Progress follows all applicable laws in the course of its investigative journalism work and as more details about Planned Parenthood’s contracts for aborted baby parts come to light, it’s clear that Planned Parenthood and their business partners like StemExpress are the ones who are guilty of trafficking in human body parts.
Aaron Cline Hanbury is a contributing editor for RELEVANT. You can follow him on Twitter at @achanbury