Missouri Sues Planned Parenthood Thanks To Project Veritas Investigation

Republican Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood on Thursday, accusing the organization of trafficking girls across state lines to obtain an abortion.

The lawsuit is against Planned Parenthood Great Plains, which has clinics located in the Kansas City region and Columbia.

Bailey’s lawsuit came after a Project Veritas undercover investigation last November. The video showed an undercover man posing as the uncle of a 13-year-old girl asking the abortion provider’s employees if his niece had access to an abortion.

The workers were thrilled to help, telling the undercover man that workers from Kansas could pick her up and take her to get the procedure.

They also told the man that he needed a “bypass,” meaning making sure the parents didn’t know.

The workers even went as far as offering to provide a doctor’s note for the girl to get her out of class. They went even further and suggested that they could cut off the Planned Parenthood letterhead in case the school didn’t agree.

“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.”

According to the undercover video, Planned Parenthood traffics girls across state lines to obtain abortions not on certain occasions, but every day, even bragging about placing them in hotels.

Once the lawsuit came to light, Planned Parenthood denied the allegations.

Missouri’s laws state that it is illegal to assist a minor wanting an abortion without handwritten consent from a physician and one parent or guardian. The other parent or guardian has to be notified of the decision in writing.

The attorney general’s office plans to do a separate investigation. If the allegations are true, Planned Parenthood could face civil, administrative, and criminal penalties.