Pro-Life Lawmaker Leading Planned Parenthood Probe Gets Death Threat: “We Want to Hang You”

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Nov 18, 2015   |   12:28PM   |   Jefferson City, MO

A pro-life Missouri state Senator closed his office this week after receiving death threats possibly related to his investigation of Planned Parenthood.

Missouri state Sen. Kurt Schaefer was the target of the threatening phone call that came in to the general state Senate line over the weekend, according to the St. Louis Public Radio.

“Christianity is dying in this country,” the caller said according to CBS St. Louis. “People like you – people with your beliefs – many of us would rather string you up to (expletive-deleted) tree and hang you and (expletive-deleted) choke out and watch the life slip away from you, because you want to ruin the lives of other people.”

“I assume it’s related to the Planned Parenthood stuff,” Schaefer told the radio station. He said the call was “more graphic, more violent, more disturbing” than other threats he has received in the past.

Although the caller did not mention the abortion giant, Schaefer said he believes the call was prompted by a very critical story written about him and the Planned Parenthood investigation in Al Jazeera. Schaefer said the article was full of “inflammatory stuff” about his efforts to investigate the abortion giant’s ties to the University of Missouri.

Schaefer announced that his capitol office will be shut down until further notice as the state Highway Patrol and capitol police investigate, according to reports.

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Schaefer, who also is running for state attorney general, has been a leader in efforts to investigate Planned Parenthood after a series of 11 undercover videos showed the abortion giant harvesting and selling aborted babies’ body parts for research.

Schaefer is the head of a state legislative panel to investigate whether Planned Parenthood and the University of Missouri are involved in trafficking aborted babies’ body parts and using them for research.

In November, Schaefer discovered a collaboration between the university and the abortion business. The research study, which is being paid with university funding, assists Planned Parenthood in marketing its “abortion services,” LifeNews previously reported. The purpose of the study, under the auspices of the University’s School of Social Work, is to examine the impact of a recently adopted Missouri law requiring a 72-hour period for abortions.

Documents obtained by Schaefer state that the public “benefit” of the study is to “help Planned Parenthood…improve its services to better meet the needs of women seeking abortions.” Senator Schaefer also determined that the adviser for the study is Dr. Marjorie Sable, the Director of the School of Social Work. Sable also coincidentally serves as the Secretary of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri.

Schaefer sharply criticized the University of Missouri for the latest evidence of an ongoing partnership with Planned Parenthood. “This study does not appear to be designed as an objective, unbiased research project, but rather as a marketing aid for Planned Parenthood–one that is funded, in part or in whole, by taxpayer dollars.”

After Missouri legislators launched the investigation, the university canceled ten contracts with Planned Parenthood, including teaching medical students how to kill unborn babies in abortions, previously reported. The university also canceled its hospital admitting privileges with a Planned Parenthood abortion doctor in September. However, the university appears to be backtracking on its decisions.