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Missouri wirft Planned Parenthood vor, Minderjährige zu „handeln“, um Abtreibungen durchführen zu lassen

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(Reuters) – The Republican Attorney General of Missouri filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a subsidiary of Planned Parenthood, accusing them of assisting minors in traveling to Kansas for abortions without notifying their parents, in violation of state law.

Attorney General Andrew Bailey’s lawsuit cites undercover footage released last year by the conservative Project Veritas, allegedly showing a Planned Parenthood Great Plains employee offering to arrange an abortion for a 13-year-old in Kansas. Missouri law prohibits nearly all abortions and allows minors to obtain abortions out of state without parental consent.

Bailey’s office called the lawsuit „the culmination of a multi-year campaign to root out Planned Parenthood in the state of Missouri,“ accusing the organization of prior violations of state laws.

The Attorney General is seeking an order from the Boone County Circuit Court to prohibit the reproductive health organization from aiding minors in obtaining abortions.

A spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Great Plains stated they do not provide direct transportation for patients. Their president, Emily Wales, said in a statement that the lawsuit was based on „evidence“ from deceitful, extreme anti-abortion opponents and that the organization would „continue to comply with state and federal laws.“

Project Veritas frequently releases hidden camera footage to expose alleged misconduct by left-leaning organizations. The company has often been accused of using deceptive tactics.

Missouri is one of about 20 states led by Republicans that have banned or restricted abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision in 2022, which had guaranteed the right to abortion nationwide.

Abortion remains legal in Kansas up to around 22 weeks, after voters in August 2022 rejected an attempt to remove protections for it from the state’s constitution.

(Reporting by Brendan Pierson in New York; Editing by Alexia Garamfalvi and Richard Chang)

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