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State Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Planned Parenthood

Missouri Republican Attorney General Andrew Bailey has sued Planned Parenthood for allegedly “trafficking minors” across state lines to obtain abortions without parental consent.

“Today, I am filing suit against Planned Parenthood for trafficking minors out of state to obtain abortions without parental consent. This is the beginning of the end for Planned Parenthood in the State of Missouri,” Bailey wrote.

“This lawsuit is the culmination of a multi-year campaign to drive Planned Parenthood from the State of Missouri because of its flagrant and intentional refusal to comply with state law. In 2018, following at least a half-decade of health-code violations, Planned Parenthood’s facility in Columbia was shut down after staff admitted to having used moldy abortion equipment on women for months,” Bailey continued.

“Also in 2018, Planned Parenthood physicians conceded in open court that they failed to file reports when women experienced medical complications from abortions. In 2020, it was discovered that even though Missouri law at the time required that the same physician who performs an abortion be the one to notify the woman of the risks of abortion, physicians at Planned Parenthood were not doing so,” he continued.

Planned Parenthood’s most recent unlawful behavior was captured in an investigative video by @Project_Veritas, when Planned Parenthood staff admitted they traffic minors across state lines to perform abortions without parental consent. Worse, they admit to doing this ‘every day, every day, every day,’” he added.

“The investigation revealed that Planned Parenthood removes minors from school using altered doctors’ notes, transports them into Kansas for abortions, and then quickly returns them—all to avoid the legal requirement to obtain parental consent. As a father who held my daughter in my arms for the single hour of her life before she died, I know firsthand how important it is to protect life. Our children are the future,” he continued.

“What Planned Parenthood conceals and conspires to do in the dark of night has now been uncovered. I am filing suit to ensure it never happens again. It is time to eradicate Planned Parenthood once and for all to end this pattern of abhorrent, unethical, and illegal behavior,” he concluded.

Just the News reports:

The lawsuit filed Thursday accuses the Great Plains chapter of unlawful behavior, allegedly captured on camera, of staffers taking minors across state lines to get an abortion procedure without parental knowledge.

The video, taken by the far-right activist group, Project Veritas, know for its undercover videos, allegedly showed a conversation between a Planned Parenthood employee and someone impersonating an individual seeking an abortion for a 13-year-old.

“Planned Parenthood’s most recent troubling activity was captured on video, where Planned Parenthood staff admitted they traffic minors across state lines to perform abortions on them without parental consent,” the lawsuit reads. “Worse, they admit doing this ‘every day, every day, every day.’”

Chapter President and CEO Emily Wales says the group does not provides transportation for patients.

“It is against the law in Missouri to intentionally cause, aid, or assist a minor to obtain an abortion without parental consent in another state. § 188.250, RSMo. Attorney General Bailey is seeking injunctive relief,” Chuck Callesto writes.


From the Associated Press:

Planned Parenthood Great Plains President and CEO Emily Wales said the lawsuit is based on false information. She said in a statement that Planned Parenthood does not provide any form of transportation for patients. Besides, she said, Kansas law requires minor patients seeking abortion services to have parental consent or to show an order from a Kansas judge authorizing it.

“We will continue following state and federal laws and proudly providing Missourians with the compassionate sexual and reproductive care that remains available to them in a state with a total abortion ban,” Wales said.

Project Veritas did not immediately respond Thursday to a telephone message or email seeking comment.

Missouri is among several conservative-led states that adopted restrictive abortion laws in 2022, after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision establishing the nationwide right to abortion. State law prohibits almost all abortions, except in cases of “medical emergencies.”

Read the full press release by Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey HERE.

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