Lawyers Assail ‘Runaway Grand Jury’ in Indictments of Abortion Opponents

Lawyers Assail ‘Runaway Grand Jury’ in Indictments of Abortion Opponents
Terry Yates, left, and Jared Woodfill, lawyers for two indicted anti-abortion activists, spoke in Houston on Wednesday.

HOUSTON — Lawyers for anti-abortion activists, including one who was a leading figure in the defeat of the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance last year, on Wednesday called this week’s indictments of Planned Parenthood critics legally flawed. They said they would ask the district attorney not to proceed with the case.

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Jared Woodfill, a lawyer and the former chairman of the Harris County Republican Party, who was the spokesman for one of the main coalitions opposing the anti-discrimination ordinance, is part of the legal team representing David R. Daleiden, 27, and Sandra S. Merritt, 62, who were indicted by a grand jury here Monday on charges related to the use of fake IDs and offers to buy fetal tissue.

Mr. Woodfill and another lawyer representing Mr. Daleiden and Ms. Merritt, Terry W. Yates, called for ……….. read more here. 

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