Historically, laws criminalizing secret recordings of conversations were understood not to apply to undercover journalistic endeavors. But if you’re a conservative journalist, you might watch out. On Tuesday, California’s attorney general went against precedent and issued a criminal complaint against the two pro-life undercover journalists who documented Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue trafficking, David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). The AG is alleging that CMP recorded 14 abortion workers without their consent. They have been charged with 15 felonies in the state of California.
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