Maker of Planned Parenthood videos faces legal challenges


The man whose Planned Parenthood videos have led to a major backlash against the country's largest abortion provider chose one of the toughest states to do his undercover investigation.

David Daleiden, a 26-year-old abortion opponent, is facing two major court battles as the National Abortion Federation and a company called StemExpress sue him for taping their employees without obtaining their consent and try to prevent him from releasing the full footage.

Following a two-and-a-half-year investigation, Daleiden released a string of videos showing discussions with Planned Parenthood officials and others involved in supplying and selling the body parts of aborted fetuses. The videos gained widespread attention, prompting Planned Parenthood to ban its centers from receiving any further compensation for fetal tissue and spurring an effort by congressional Republicans to stop all federal funding to the group.