The investigation into Planned Parenthood’s sale of fetal tissue has extended in to Kansas and Missouri.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, a fierce abortion opponent, is asking for the Kansas Board of Healing Arts and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to investigate whether or not any Kansas abortion facilities sell tissue from aborted fetuses.
Earlier Tuesday, Missouri Democratic Attorney General, Chris Koster announced he would investigate Missouri Planned Parenthood facilities..
In the first secretly recorded video by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), Planned Parenthood Executive Dr. Deborah Nucatola tells the persons recording the video the Planned Parenthood affiliate in St. Louis would be a good place to purchase tissue.
It is not illegal to sell tissue, but it is illegal to make a profit from it.
Koster said in a statement today, “regardless of whether one is pro-life or pro-choice the questions raised by these videos require careful review.”
The Executive Director of Missouri Right to Life, Patti Skain says her group is reserving judgment on the quality and the scope of Koster’s investigation.
Skain told KMBC TV, “AG Koster is not pro-life. And he does not believe in the constitutional right to life of an unborn child.”
The President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Mid Missouri and Kansas,, Laura McQuade told KMBC in a statement, “our affiliates do not have or participate in tissue donation programs. Planned Parenthood Affiliates follow all laws”.
The AP quotes her as saying the investigation are politically motivated.
Two other Missouri investigation may start up. Both Missouri house And State senators are organizing their own investigations.