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Pro-life activist to speak in Omaha

The man at the center of the investigation alleging Planned Parenthood’s selling of body parts of aborted babies for profit is coming to Omaha Oct. 15.

The Thomas More Society-Omaha’s seventh annual fundraiser and banquet, titled "Defending Dignity: Holding Fast to What is Good," at Christ the King Parish Center in Omaha, will feature David Daleiden, founder and undercover investigator for the Center for Medical Progress (CMP).

The event is for all the faithful who share the society’s commitment to defending respect in law for life, the family and religious freedom, said Ed Morse, president of the nonprofit, Chicago-based society’s Omaha branch and a Creighton University law professor and member of St. John Parish at Creighton University in Omaha.

Morse said Daleiden will share his story and talk about his recent experiences with Planned Parenthood and legal actions that have resulted.

"He exemplifies a commitment to pro-life values and finding out the truth about the abortion industry and its gruesome and devastating effects," Morse said.

Daleiden, who went undercover to videotape conversations with Planned Parenthood officials, has faced numerous charges and lawsuits for his actions. He is being defended by Thomas More Society attorneys.

One case in Texas, aimed at indicting Daleiden for attempting to buy body parts, was recently dismissed as void on its face by a Harris County judge.

Daleiden maintains he has followed all applicable laws in his investigative journalism.

The Center for Medical Progress is a group that investigates and reports on topics of medical ethics, exploitation of unequal legal status and bioethical issues that impact human dignity.

CMP’s work has been featured in many national newspapers, magazines and broadcast outlets.

Also during the dinner, John Kellogg, vice president of the society’s Omaha branch, founder and partner of the law firm, Kellogg and Palzer and a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha, will receive the society’s Defender of Life Award for his commitment to the pro-life movement, Morse said.

WANT TO GO?

WHAT: Banquet and talk titled, "Defending Dignity: Holding Fast to What is Good"

WHEN: Oct. 15, 6 p.m. social, dinner

WHERE: Christ the King Parish Center, 654 S. 86th St., Omaha

COST: $75 individual, $150 couple, $600 table of eight

REGISTER: Go to thomasmoresociety.org/Omaha/, click "Events"

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