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Missouri’s Attorney General Files a Lawsuit Against Planned Parenthood for Its the Alleged Role in Abortion Trafficking of Minors

Feb 29, 2024 | 2024 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON—Today, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey filed suit against Planned Parenthood for its alleged role in the abortion trafficking of minor girls.

The following is a statement from Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life:

We praise Attorney General Bailey for his dedication to protecting the minor daughters of Missouri. Parents shouldn’t have to fear that someone could violate the law and take their daughter over state lines to procure an abortion without their knowledge. Parents in Missouri should be able to rest easy knowing that the law protects their minor daughters from Big Abortion.

Missouri’s 2005 law protecting minor daughters prohibits anyone from causing, aiding, or assisting a minor in obtaining an abortion in violation of their parental consent law and is the first of its kind.

In 2023, Idaho passed HB 242 which prohibits an adult from procuring an abortion for a minor without the parent’s knowledge or consent by transporting the minor within the state. This was modeled on a portion of National Right to Life’s post-Dobbs model law to protect unborn children.

 Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, the National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.