A state legislature says a Department of Health Director is “playing games with the statue.”
The Missouri health department and Republican lawmakers disagree over what state law requires to license certain abortion clinics.
A Missouri Republican lawmaker who is running for attorney general in 2016 is threatening to hold the state’s health department director in contempt if she doesn’t reveal which hospital grants admitting privileges to a Columbia Planned Parenthood.
Republican candidate for Missouri governor Catherine Hanaway during an anti-abortion rally Tuesday said the penalty for selling aborted fetus remains should be a felony, not a misdemeanor.
Planned Parenthood released a statement on the allegations, denying it has conducted illegal activity or sold fetal tissue.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said the group that made the videos has zero credibility.
A Republican candidate for governor is calling on Gov. Nixon to have a special session to implement stiffer penalties for the purchase and selling of fetal tissues and organs.
Missouri’s Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster launched an investigation Tuesday into the state’s only clinic that offers abortions.
Missouri’s only other abortion clinic is in St. Louis.
A video posted on YouTube allegedly shows a Planned Parenthood employee giving prices for a fetus’ organs.