Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, Southwest Missouri Cleared of Wrongdoing | KBIA

Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, Southwest Missouri Cleared of Wrongdoing

Sep 29, 2015

In a report released Monday, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said his office found no evidence of wrongdoing at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri.
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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said his office found no evidence of wrongdoing at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri.

In a report released on Monday, September 28, Koster said his office’s investigation found the Planned Parenthood facility handled the examination and disposal of fetal tissue in accordance with state law.

After an activist group released videos in July accusing Planned Parenthood of selling fetal tissue, the attorney general’s office began the investigation into fetal tissue practices at the facility in St. Louis.

Mary Kogut, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, said her organization is not surprised by the results of the investigation.

“We've known all along our care is ethical, it's high-quality and it's compliant with the law,” Kogut said. “The investigation that was just completed by the attorney general proved that. It cleared us of any concern of wrongdoing and we're very pleased that that's the outcome.”

According to Kogut, Missouri is the 6th state to find no evidence of illegal activity at Planned Parenthood facilities while seven states have decided against opening investigations.