Missouri AG finds no evidence Planned Parenthood mishandled fetal tissue

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Abortion foes seek 911 calls to St. Louis Planned Parenthood clinic.

An investigation by the Missouri Attorney General’s office has found no evidence that a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Chris Koster, the sole Democratic candidate for governor in 2016, launched an investigation into the organization after controversial videos were released in July alleging the organization sold fetal body parts.Jefferson City, Mo. (News release) – Attorney General Chris Koster released a report today concluding his office’s investigation into Planned Parenthood.

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Sunday warned that shutting down the federal government “will have no effect on funding for Planned Parenthood.” Moreover, Bush signaled his disapproval of the tactic, promoted by some Congressional Republicans, of shutting down the federal government unless a forthcoming spending bill strips funding for Planned Parenthood. “That’s not the way democracy works,” the former Florida governor said, appearing on Fox’s Fox News Sunday. “It’s better to elect a conservative president who pledges to do it and work with Congress.” The looming Oct. 1 deadline to pass legislation that will keep the government open comes as House Speaker John Boehner prepares to resign from his post.A young, acclaimed pro-life leader believes most women have been taken by surprise that baby body parts are harvested and sold after an abortion, according to the undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress. The office launched its investigation following the July 2015 release of videos raising questions about Planned Parenthood’s practices in other states regarding the alleged unlawful sale of fetal tissue. Calls to defund the women’s health organization and abortion provider have grown louder following the release of a series of undercover videos over the summer that showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the idea of selling fetal tissue to medical research companies. Deborah Myers of Operation Rescue, based in Wichita, Kan., sued the fire department last year seeking the reports, citing the Missouri Sunshine Law that governs access to public records.

On NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina did not explicitly call for a shutdown, but did call for action in defunding Planned Parenthood. (Bloomberg Philanthropies provides financial support for the organization.) “I believe there are a variety of ways to deal with this,” Fiorina said. “I believe this is something we must stand up and fight for because it is about the character of our nation.” Fiorina’s strong debate performance earlier this month has vaulted her toward the top of the polls, and included an impassioned speech about medical research on fetuses. The group commonly uses 911 call records on abortion clinics nationwide to look for information that might bolster complaints they file with state health departments. Despite the controversial campaign by the pro-abortion advocates to “Shout Your Abortion,” Hawkins says in this video interview that “we know that no woman wants to have an abortion.” “They’re making this decision because they feel they have no other choice,” she says.

Then, these young women hear on these videos that Planned Parenthood “is going to alter the procedures so they can get more organs to sell them.” Students for Life hosted a “Women Betrayed” rally in Washington on September 10. As part of its investigation, the office conducted multiple interviews with representatives from PPSLR and the pathology laboratory that examines fetal tissue for PPSLR as required by Missouri law.

They brought four women who felt betrayed by Planned Parenthood to meet with congressional leaders, begging them to deny this organization taxpayer subsidies. When the lab completes its work, a waste-disposal company collects the tissue, takes it to the incinerator and destroys it. “The evidence reviewed by my investigators supports Planned Parenthood’s representation that fetal tissue is handled in accordance with Missouri law,” Koster said in a written statement. “We have discovered no evidence whatsoever to suggest that Planned Parenthood’s St. Pelosi praised Planned Parenthood’s “excellent leadership,” especially that of Cecile Richards, the organization’s president, who Pelosi referred to as a “spectacular leader in our country.” Pelosi and Tapper also discussed the impending resignation of Speaker. People are looking down in the waiting room” at these offices waiting for an abortion, she says. “Every single woman I have talked with who has gone to Planned Parenthood for an abortion experience says the same thing – it is awful in there, it’s depressing in there.” Planned Parenthood is a wealthy organization that “has devised a good marketing scheme that begins in middle school,” Hawkins says. “They build a relationship, get them [young women] in the door and create a customer for life.” Hawkins is one of many pro-life leaders who have called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood on the government spending bill this week. “Planned Parenthood is at their weakest they’ve ever been.

The documents showed that after a procedure is complete, the tissue is placed into a leakproof, specially marked container and transported to the pathology lab for examination. Louis since 2009. “These are presumably botched abortions that the patients had to be transported … as the public we have a right to know,” Newman said. “Ultimately we want to see what’s going on inside this abortion clinic and bring a better standard of care to women.” “We have visitors, we have staff, we have many, many patient visits and many people in our building every year,” Kogut said. “When an emergency transfer happens, no one but us and that person knows why.” There were close to 5,000 abortions performed last year at the St. Thomas does not necessarily support or endorse the products, services or positions promoted in any advertisement contained herein, and does not have control over or receive compensation from any advertiser.

The facility also provides routine medical care to men and women, birth control, cancer screening, sexually transmitted disease testing, vasectomies for men and various educational meetings. The journalism site ProPublica recently wrote about anti-abortion groups’ strategy to seek out public records for information on women who obtain abortions and their doctors. A clinic in Columbia recently started providing abortions induced by medication, although it may not be able to do so as of Dec. 1 because of an issue with hospital privileges.

Abortions have about the same complication rate as colonoscopies, with fewer than one percent resulting in serious injury, according to a 2014 University of California, San Francisco study.

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