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Criminal Charge Dropped Against Anti-Abortion Video Activists

  • David Daleiden Won’t Face Charges for Faking Driver’s License
  • Texas Earlier Abandoned Charge of Trying to Buy Fetal Tissue
Pro-choice and pro-life activists stand in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

Pro-choice and pro-life activists stand in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

Photographer: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

The anti-abortion activists charged in connection with a controversial video sting campaign against Planned Parenthood won’t face a Texas jury after all.

Prosecutors in Houston dropped charges against David Daleiden and Susan Merritt for allegedly tampering with government records by using fake drivers’ licenses. The used the false identification to enter restricted areas of abortion clinics to secretly film staffers discussing fetal-tissue donation policies.