Majority Caucus Senators Announce Discovery of Alarming Gaps in Planned Parenthood Documents
Sanctity of Life Committee Members Release Investigation Report
JEFFERSON CITY— Today Majority Caucus members of the Sanctity of Life Committee announced their initial results of the investigation into Planned Parenthood’s business model and methods by which they dispose human remains from aborted fetuses and whether any state dollars have been directly used in such activity.
“For the past year the Missouri Senate has been hard at work investigating the possible sale of fetal tissue in the Show-Me State,” said Senate Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin. Thanks to the tenacious efforts by Committee Chairman Sen. Schaefer and the rest of the committee, today we have some answers, but it’s still unclear what their policy is for disposal of body parts, and we still don’t have confirmation on where those body parts go after leaving the pathologist’s office.
· Record on the sale of human fetal tissue is full of alarming gaps.
· Planned Parenthood appears to be out of compliance with state law with its disposal of fetal remains.
· Internal documents show shocking indifference to women’s health and possible medical malpractice.
“Almost immediately after convening our committee, we were met with stonewalling, not only by Planned Parenthood but also by top officials in the Nixon administration at the Department of Health and Senior Services and were even forced to serve subpoenas to get answers,” said Sanctity of Life Committee Chairman, Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia. “As we look at the troubling information our investigation has uncovered, we renew our determination to do all that is within our power to protect all life including women’s health in Missouri. We will also demand that these organizations change their procedures and allow greater transparency.”
Lauren Hieger, Senate Majority Caucus Communications Director
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