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Missouri sues Planned Parenthood for allegedly transporting minors across state lines for abortions without parental consent
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Missouri sues Planned Parenthood for allegedly transporting minors across state lines for abortions without parental consent

The attorney general of Missouri filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood for allegedly failing to get parental consent before transporting minors across state lines for abortions.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey called for a court to block the organization's branches in Great Plains from performing abortions to patients from out of state.

“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,” said Bailey.

The lawsuit accuses the group of pulling kids from schools with doctors' notes and then subjecting them to abortions in Kansas before returning them back to Missouri.

“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," he added. "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 cited evidence gathered in an undercover sting by Project Veritas.

"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," he said.

In the video, a Planned Parenthood employee said they send minors to Kansas for abortions without parental consent "every day, every day."

A spokesperson for the abortion provider claimed that the evidence cited by the attorney general was staged.

“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.’ At this point, we’re relying on the attorney general’s social media posts to review any purported lawsuit, as we have not yet been served and the document does not yet appear to have been filed," read the statement.

"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," he added.

Bailey cited numerous other illegal actions taken by the abortion provider in recent years.

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News. You can reach him at cgarcia@blazemedia.com.