Missouri Sues Planned Parenthood Over Alleged Trafficking Of Young Girls For Out-Of-State Abortions
ST LOUIS, MO - MAY 28: The exterior of a Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center is seen on May 28, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. In the wake of Missouri recent controversial abortion legislation, the states' last abortion clinic is being forced to close by the end of the week. Planned Parenthood is expected to go to court to try and stop the closing.
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Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey announced a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood on Thursday, accusing the organization of trafficking young girls for out-of-state abortions. 

The announcement of the suit against Planned Parenthood Great Plains comes after Project Veritas released a video of Planned Parenthood workers appearing to say that they would help a young girl get an abortion in Kansas without her parent’s knowledge. 

“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 in a statement. “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.”

The suit references a November 2023 undercover video from Project Veritas where a man posing as the uncle of a 13-year-old girl asks several Planned Parenthood employees how to get an abortion for his niece. The Planned Parenthood workers appeared willing to help, saying that Planned Parenthood in Kansas could pick up a girl and take her for an abortion. 

The workers told the Project Veritas investigator that he would need a “bypass” if he was trying get the girl to have an abortion without the parents’ knowledge. One said that a bypass meant “just not letting the parents know.” 

The Planned Parenthood employees also said they could create doctor’s notes to get the girl out of class even if the school didn’t agree and they could cut off their Planned Parenthood letterhead so it doesn’t “say where she was.” 

“The surreptitiously recorded video 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 parents finding out,” the lawsuit says. “Violating the ‘deeply rooted’ right of parents and the laws of Missouri, Planned Parenthood is inducing minors into making life-changing — and life-ending — decisions without parental consent.”


Planned Parenthood responded to the suit by attacking Project Veritas and saying that it was innocent of any wrongdoing.

“This is a press release dressed up as legal action from an unelected attorney general. It is based on ‘evidence’ from fraudulent, extreme anti-abortion actors, who claim to be ‘journalists,’” Planned Parenthood of Greater Plains Emily Wales said. “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, claiming the video is “heavily doctored and edited,” denied that Planned Parenthood provides transportation for patients, the Associated Press reported. She also said that Kansas requires minors to either obtain parental consent or an order from a judge to get an abortion.

In Missouri, all abortion is effectively prohibited, though nearby states like Kansas and Illinois have legal abortion. Pills for medication abortions are also being shipped into the state from outside activist groups.

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