HOUSTON - Anti-abortion activist David Daleiden, one of the videographers indicted after infiltrating a Houston Planned Parenthood facility, on Thursday rejected prosecutors’ offer of a probation deal, according to his attorney.
Daleiden and his associate, Sandra Merritt, both of California, were indicted last week by a Harris County grand jury as part of the district attorney’s investigation into reports that Planned Parenthood was selling fetal tissue. Both defendants are accused of tampering with a governmental record, and Daleiden was indicted on a second count accusing him of offering to purchase fetal tissue.
County prosecutors this week offered both activists pretrial diversion, a form of probation.
But Daleiden appeared Thursday in a Houston courtroom and was released on $3,000 bail. He rejected the offer and plans to fight the charges, said attorney Jared Woodfill.
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