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Kamala Harris steps up probe of anti-abortion videographer

David Daleiden, center, one of the two anti-abortion activists indicted this year, addresses the media with attorneys Jared Woodfill, left, and Terry Yates after turning himself in to authorities on Feb. 4 in Houston.
David Daleiden, center, one of the two anti-abortion activists indicted this year, addresses the media with attorneys Jared Woodfill, left, and Terry Yates after turning himself in to authorities on Feb. 4 in Houston. AP

David Daleiden, the anti-abortion activist under fire for his undercover videos about Planned Parenthood, said agents with the California Attorney General’s office seized footage in a search of his apartment on Tuesday.

A spokesman for Attorney General Kamala Harris would not comment. But in a message posted to the Facebook account of the Southern California-based Center for Medical Progress, Daleiden said agents seized personal information along with “all video footage showing Planned Parenthood’s criminal trade in aborted baby parts,” which he called his “First Amendment work product.”

Daleiden was indicted on felony charges earlier this year in Texas for using a phony government ID. Along with the probe launched by Harris’ office, Daleiden also is involved in several civil lawsuits, all of which he plans to defend. He again pledged to fight back in his message Tuesday.

“We will pursue all remedies to vindicate our First Amendment rights,” Daleiden said.

Christopher Cadelago: 916-326-5538, @ccadelago

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