- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) - The Latest on the anti-abortion activists charged in the making of Planned Parenthood videos (all times local):

1:25 p.m.

A Planned Parenthood official says “the wheels of justice have only begun to roll” in reference to the court appearance of an anti-abortion activist indicted after making undercover videos about the group.

Planned Parenthood spokesman Eric Ferrero said in a statement Thursday that the group doesn’t “expect this to be the last time these extremists are booked and fingerprinted.”

David Daleiden (dal-LY’-din) turned himself into authorities and posted bond on Thursday, a day after Sandra Merritt did the same. Prosecutors have offered both a chance to settle the felony charges with probation.

Ferraro said the group is “glad they’re being held accountable” and hope other law enforcement agencies pursue charges as well.

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12:45 p.m.

About 30 people gathered outside a Houston courthouse to offer support to an anti-abortion activist indicted after making undercover videos about Planned Parenthood.

David Daleiden (dah-LY’-din) spoke briefly to the crowd Thursday after turning himself in to authorities and posting bond. He’s charged with tampering with a governmental record, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, and a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs that carries up to a year in prison.

Daleiden thanked his supporters, many who carried signs reading “We Stand With David.”

He said added that he believed that “if we stay the course … we will bring about a day when there is no longer a price tag put on human life.”

Sandra Merritt, another activist also charged in connection with the videos, turned herself in Wednesday.

Prosecutors have offered both a chance to settle the felony charges with probation.

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10:50 a.m.

Prosecutors are offering to settle charges against an anti-abortion activist indicted after making undercover videos about Planned Parenthood with probation.

But attorney Terry Yates said Thursday that his client, David Daleiden (dah-LY’-din), is not likely to accept the plea deal. Yates says he plans to file documents to quash the indictments and is prepared to go to trial if necessary.

Daleiden posted $3,000 bond on Thursday. Sandra Merritt, another activist also charged in connection with the videos, turned herself in Wednesday.

Both are charged with tampering with a governmental record, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Daleiden also was indicted on a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs that carries up to a year in prison.

Prosecutors say they’ve also offered Merritt probation in a settlement, but her attorneys didn’t indicate whether they’d accept.

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10:10 a.m.

A second anti-abortion activist indicted after making undercover videos about Planned Parenthood has turned himself in to authorities in Texas.

David Daleiden (dah-LY’-din) appeared in a Houston courtroom Thursday after posting a $3,000 bond.

The other indicted activist, Sandra Merritt, turned herself in Wednesday and was freed on a $2,000 bond.

Both have been charged with tampering with a governmental record, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Daleiden also is indicted on a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs.

The videos alleged Planned Parenthood illegally sold fetal tissue to researchers for profit.

The grand jury that indicted the two on Jan. 25 also investigated Planned Parenthood but concluded it committed no wrongdoing.

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6:25 a.m.

A second anti-abortion activist indicted after making undercover videos about Planned Parenthood is expected to turn himself in to Texas authorities.

Attorneys for David Daleiden (dah-LY’-din) say he’s scheduled to appear in a Houston courtroom Thursday after posting bond.

The other indicted activist, Sandra Merritt, turned herself in Wednesday and was freed on a $2,000 bond.

Both were charged with tampering with a governmental record. Daleiden also was indicted on a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs.

The videos alleged Planned Parenthood illegally sold fetal tissue to researchers for profit.

The grand jury that indicted the two on Jan. 25 also investigated Planned Parenthood but concluded it committed no wrongdoing.

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