On Wednesday we reported how Stem Express, the company at the center of the undercover Planned Parenthood videos, won a temporary restraining order from the Los Angeles Superior Court prohibiting the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any new videos.
Now tonight there’s word that a federal judge in San Francisco, at the behest of the National Abortion Federation, issued a new injunction against CMP, saying the federation would “suffer irreparable injury absent a temporary restraining order”:
From the AP:
A federal judge has blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of abortion providers by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader.
Judge William Orrick in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order Friday against the Center for Medical Progress hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation.
The federation says the Center for Medical Progress infiltrated its meetings and recorded its members. The group says release of any audio or video would put providers in danger.
In his three-page order, Orrick said the federation would likely suffer irreparable injury absent a temporary restraining order.
Orrick’s judgeship was approved by the Senate in 2013 after a lengthy confirmation battle by a vote of 56-41, with GOP Senators Susan Collins (Maine), Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) voting to confirm.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated to correct a typo in the opening sentence.