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Abortion rights activist found in contempt over videos

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge has found an anti-abortion activist known for clandestine videos of abortion-rights advocates in contempt of court.

U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick ruled Monday that anti-abortion campaigner David Daleiden violated an order forbidding him from posting secretly taken videos of abortion rights advocates.

Daleiden is a leader of the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress. His center is known for clandestine 2015 videos that claimed to show Planned Parenthood employees selling fetal tissue for profit. The group says the videos were deceptively edited.

Monday's contempt ruling concerns the release of additional videos recorded at meetings of abortion-rights group the National Abortion Foundation in 2014 and 2015.

The judge also found two of Daleiden's lawyers in contempt. One, Brentford Ferreira, says they will appeal.