Associated Press: Mo. Senate panel urges contempt for Planned Parenthood

By Associated Press

Posted Jan. 5, 2016 at 8:00 AM
Jefferson City

A Republican-led Missouri legislative panel says the Senate should launch contempt proceedings against the leader of a St. Louis-region Planned Parenthood.

The report comes after Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri didn’t comply with a subpoena sent to President and CEO Mary Kogut.

The Senate Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life was formed after anti-abortion activists released videos they said showed Planned Parenthood personnel negotiating the sale of fetal organs.

Some committee members wanted records of incidents that required an ambulance and written protocols for performing abortions.

The St. Louis Planned Parenthood is the only Missouri clinic that provides abortions. Officials didn’t immediately comment Monday.

Creve Coeur Sen. Jill Schupp and another Democrat didn’t sign the report. Schupp says it was politically motivated.

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