Who Will Defend Christians From Religious Persecution?

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“Here’s how it happened. On Tuesday, April 5, David Daleiden was taking out his kitchen garbage when 11 California law enforcement agents zoomed in on him as if he were a drug dealing kingpin. They demanded to search his home. The 11 agents spent three long hours ransacking every corner of his home, rifling every drawer, and rummaging through his personal possessions. They confiscated his hard-drives, computers, and laptops that contained critical evidence it took him nearly three years of undercover work to gather,” relates Thomas Brejcha of the Thomas More Society.

“Were all 11 agents really necessary? Wouldn’t two have been enough? The agents’ ‘search warrant’ was as vague as fog. A legitimate search warrant must be based on probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and must particularly describe the place to be searched, and the things to be seized.

“David was on the phone with a key attorney on our legal team, Thomas More Society special counsel Peter Breen, when an agent asked David to hand over even his cell phone. The agent confiscated his cell phone, which contains many emails David had exchanged with Peter, myself, and our California or Texas co-counsel ― confidential, ‘privileged’ communications. This gross impropriety is beyond outrageous!

“One agent advised David that it was only as a matter of ‘professional courtesy’ that they were not handcuffing him and arresting him. But David has not yet been charged with any crime in California, despite being subjected to public display as if he were a terrorist or sociopath! “Here’s what David said after the home invasion: ‘The very worst baby body parts violations and Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts harvesting program took place in California. But instead of investigating these violations, and instead of going after Planned Parenthood, Attorney General Kamala Harris (D), who’s running for Senate and fundraising on her website off of Planned Parenthood and receives money from Planned Parenthood, just invaded my home the other day, and took all of the video footage, including unreleased video footage.’

“David is right about Harris’ flagrant conflict of interest. She has accepted over $81,000 from Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups. She urges supporters to donate to Planned Parenthood, craving its political support.

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Tom Brejcha has been litigating cases in federal and state courts over the last four and a half decades. For the last 17 years, he has served as president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, defending the sanctity of life, religious liberty, and family values. Serving as an Army Captain in Vietnam during 1969-70, Tom was awarded a Bronze Star and an Army Commendation Medal.

In 1986, Tom volunteered to assist the principal named defendants in the infamous NOW vs. Scheidler case. The NOW case was so vast and complex that it crowded Tom out of his business law practice. When his law partners told him to “quit the case or quit the firm,” he resigned his law partnership and co-founded the Thomas More Society with Joe and Ann Scheidler in March, 1997. NOW vs. Scheidler went before the U.S. Supreme Court three times. The pro-life defendants prevailed on the merits by decisive margins of 8-1 in 2003 and then again by 8-0 in 2006 (Justice O’Connor retired before the decision was handed down or else it would have been 9-0). The case finally drew to a close (28 years after its filing!) when the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago finally rejected the abortion forces’ last appeal from the lower court’s award of some $65,000 as reimbursement for the pro-lifers’ out-ofpocket costs (filing fees, witness fees, etc. – a fraction of their actual total costs). The opposition’s objections were rebuffed as groundless and even “preposterous.” Mirabile dictu! Four weeks later, NOW actually paid in full!

Tom has appeared on many national and local broadcast shows and other media, such as Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity shows, MSNBC, CNN, Relevant Radio, EWTN, CBN, the 700 Club, and Chicago Tonight. He has been a featured speaker at conferences sponsored by the March for Life, National Catholic Bioethics Council’s U.S. Bishops Conference, SpeakOut Illinois, Law of Life Summit, and more. Tom lives in Evanston, IL, with his wife, Deborah. They have two adult sons, Matthew and Peter.

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