- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Gov. Sam Brownback wants the state to determine if Kansas abortion facilities take part in a fetal tissue program in the wake of a Planned Parenthood executive videotaped discussing disposition of parts from aborted fetuses.

An undercover video released by anti-abortion activists shows 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 donate their fetus’ organs for research.

Brownback said Tuesday he’s asked the Kansas Board of Healing Arts and the Department of Health and Environment to investigate whether any Kansas facility sells tissue from aborted fetuses.

Laura McQuade, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and mid-Missouri, says the organization doesn’t participate in the fetal tissue program and calls the investigation “politically motivated.”

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