The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Republican state Sen. Bob Onder believes his bill requiring annual, on-site abortion facility inspections will help protect women’s health and safety. The bill also would require abortion clinics to send aborted babies’ bodies to pathology labs for examination, the report states.
Onder said his bill would “uphold medical standards, protect women and ensure public safety.”
The pro-life lawmaker introduced the legislation in response to a series of state investigations into whether Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are violating state regulations. The investigations were prompted by a series of undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress showing top Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted babies’ body parts. There is specific concern in Missouri about the sales of aborted baby body parts because one of the expose’ videos mentions St. Louis as a possible location to obtain aborted babies.