Tuesday, 25 June 2024

Republican Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Planned Parenthood, Accuses Organization Of Trafficking Minors To Obtain Abortions


Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey, a Republican, has filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood for “trafficking children out-of-state to obtain abortions without parental consent.”

“We filed suit against Planned Parenthood for trafficking minors out of state to obtain abortions without parental consent. Today is our first court appearance,” Bailey said.

“This lawsuit is the culmination of a multi-year campaign to drive Planned Parenthood out of Missouri because of its flagrant and intentional refusal to comply with state law,” he added.

“Planned Parenthood’s most recent unlawful behavior was captured on video, when Planned Parenthood staff admitted they traffic minors across state lines to perform abortions without parental consent,” he continued.

“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,” he continued.

“I filed suit to ensure it never happens again,” he added.

 

“This is the beginning of the end for Planned Parenthood in the State of Missouri. What they conceal and conspire to do in the dark of night has now been uncovered. I am filing suit to ensure it never happens again,” Bailey said.

“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. It is time to eradicate Planned Parenthood once and for all to end this pattern of abhorrent, unethical, and illegal behavior,” he added.

Bailey's office stated in a press release:

General Bailey’s 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 the suit, Attorney General Bailey lays out Planned Parenthood’s pattern of statutory violations:

  • 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.
  • Also in 2018, Planned Parenthood physicians conceded in open court that, for at least 15 years, the organization failed to comply with state law requiring physicians performing abortions to file reports when women experience medical complications from abortions.
  • In 2020, the Administrative Hearing Commission determined 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.
  • Planned Parenthood’s most recent unlawful behavior was captured in an investigative video, when Planned Parenthood staff admitted they traffic minors across state lines to perform abortions without parental consent. Worse, they admit doing this “every day, every day, every day.” 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.

    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.

    “Heading to court in 45 minutes to ensure this behavior never happens in Missouri again. Time to hold bad actors accountable,” Bailey said.

    “Planned Parenthood’s actions are not only illegal but unethical and abhorrent. They have been caught altering doctor’s notes, removing minors from school, and transporting them to Kansas for secret abortions. This stops now,” he added.

    LifeNews reports:

    The Missouri Attorney General credited Project Veritas with uncovering evidence of Planned Parenthood’s criminal activity.

    Bailey stated, “This lawsuit is a direct result of the investigation conducted by Project Veritas in November of 2023 that uncovered an agent of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Kansas City, brazenly committed to past, present, and future violations of this state’s laws regarding proper parental consent notification, a conspiracy to traffic women out of state for abortions, and a conspiracy to conceal the sexual exploitation of children.”

    The lawsuit filed today seeks a court order enjoining Planned Parenthood from concealing sexual offenses committed against minors, and for conspiring to transport minors across state lines for abortions in violation of state statute. Bailey also called upon state policymakers to use the tools necessary to permanently defund Planned Parenthood. As part of the lawsuit the AG’s office will be conducting its own investigation. Planned Parenthood could be facing administrative, civil, and criminal penalties.


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