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Missouri AG Sues Planned Parenthood Over Secret, Out-of-State Abortions for Minors

Missouri AG files a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood for illegally transporting minors out of state for abortions, highlighting a grave disregard for the law.

In a decisive move that underscores the gravity of protecting minors and upholding the law, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey (R) has filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood. This action follows a revealing expose by Project Veritas, which documented Planned Parenthood officials in Kansas City discussing how they covertly transport teenage girls across state lines for abortions, blatantly bypassing Missouri’s abortion laws and parental consent requirements.

The video, a stark portrayal of Planned Parenthood’s operations, shows a Planned Parenthood managing director admitting to facilitating out-of-state abortions for minors “every day.” The casualness with which these serious legal and ethical breaches are discussed is deeply troubling. It reveals a systemic disregard for parental rights and the well-being of minors, painting a grim picture of an organization willing to sidestep legal safeguards designed to protect the most vulnerable.

Attorney General Bailey’s lawsuit is not merely a legal challenge; it’s a moral stand against the clandestine practices that endanger minors and erode parental authority. By seeking a court order to prevent Planned Parenthood from concealing sexual offenses against minors and from conspiring to transport minors for abortions, the lawsuit aims to uphold Missouri’s commitment to safeguarding children’s welfare and ensuring that sexual offenses are not swept under the rug.

The allegations of Planned Parenthood conspiring to transport minors across state lines for abortions, in violation of Missouri statutes, raise serious questions about the organization’s compliance with mandatory reporting laws for sexual offenses against minors. It’s imperative for society to demand accountability from institutions entrusted with the care of young individuals, especially when such institutions commit to actions that could potentially conceal the sexual exploitation of children.

The legal action initiated by Attorney General Bailey, propelled by the investigative efforts of Project Veritas, marks a critical juncture in the fight for the sanctity of life and the protection of minors from exploitation. It’s a clarion call for stringent oversight of organizations like Planned Parenthood, which, under the guise of healthcare, engage in practices that undermine the legal and ethical frameworks meant to protect our society’s most defenseless.

As this lawsuit progresses, it is crucial for the public to stay informed and for policymakers to reassess the funding and support extended to Planned Parenthood. The allegations, if proven true, warrant not just administrative and civil penalties but also criminal repercussions for those found complicit in such egregious violations of law and trust.

The Missouri Attorney General’s bold move is a testament to the state’s unwavering commitment to upholding the rights of unborn children and ensuring that minors are protected from exploitation and harm. It sends a powerful message that the concealment of sexual offenses and the illicit transportation of minors for abortions will not be tolerated.

Jay Shepard

Jay Shepard

Jay is a Director of The American Center for Education and Knowledge, a 501-c3 non-profit committed to protecting the ideals of individual rights, freedom of will and personal responsibility while defending American exceptionalism. Jay was elected as the National Committeeman to the Republican National Committee for Vermont in both 2012, 2016 and 2020.