Missouri attorney general to investigate Planned Parenthood - KMOV.com

Missouri attorney general to investigate Planned Parenthood

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Attorney General Chris Koster will investigate Missouri's only abortion center after the release of an undercover video showing Planned Parenthood's national medical director discussing the disposition of parts from aborted fetuses.

The Democrat on Tuesday announced the investigation, which follows national outcry mainly from Republicans.

At issue is an undercover video released by anti-abortion activists showing Planned Parenthood's senior director of medical services discussing procedures for providing fetal body parts to researchers.

Planned Parenthood says it legally helps women who want to make not-for-profit donations of their fetus' organs for scientific research.

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri didn't immediately respond to requests for comment Tuesday. But a spokeswoman has said the center doesn't participate in the fetal program.

Koster is running for governor in 2016.

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