The title of a Senate Interim Committee is of concern to Senator Jill Schupp (D-St. Louis). She’s a member of the ‘Sanctity of Life’ committee and says she hopes the true intent is to make sure there are no laws being broken in this state by Planned Parenthood. It is investigating whether Planned Parenthood in Missouri has profited from selling fetal organs, based on allegations raised by the release of several undercover videos.
“By calling this the committee on the ‘Sanctity of Life’, I feel like we’re starting from a place that doesn’t feel impartial to me and I want to make sure that if we are going to do this investigation, this is not a witch hunt,” said Schupp. “Planned Parenthood does a lot of good things in the state of Missouri and throughout the country and I don’t want this to be a witch hunt because somebody doesn’t like the issue or is opposed to the idea of abortion.”
Schupp told Missourinet she hopes politics can be set aside.
“Senator Schaefer may be choosing to prolong this for his own personal or political reasons. I just don’t know,” says Schupp. “I don’t think this needs to be a long term process.”
The committee was formed shortly after several videos surfaced that some say discuss the illegal selling of fetal organs.