Missouri Attorney General Defends Transgender Investigations

Attorney General Andrew Bailey is defending his decision to investigate care of transgender children in Missouri. He recently announced a list of emergency rules that must be adhered to, including full treatment of any mental health issues first – and he set up a tip line for the public to report abuses involving transgender care:

Bailey’s office is being sued by Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, one of the targets of his investigation. In a statement on Twitter, the Planned Parenthood branch said, quote, “this investigation is what ignorance and transphobia look like, and they have no place in our exam rooms.”