Planned Parenthood Sued for Discarding Body of an Aborted Baby a Couple Wanted to Keep

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 28, 2017   |   12:00PM   |   St. Louis, Missouri

A Planned Parenthood abortion business is facing a lawsuit from a couple who aborted their baby and wanted to keep his body as a memorial.

Unfortunately, the couple decided to have an abortion when they learned that their baby had anencephaly. Even though many couples have refused an abortion and given birth to their disabled child to provide him or her with love and support, sadly this couple decided to end their baby’s life prematurely.

Still, the couple asked to Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St Louis Missouri to allow them the opportunity to have the body of their aborted baby to cremate in order to keep the baby’s ashes in an urn as a memorial to their child. Planned Parenthood aborted their baby but disrespected their wishes and discarded of the child’s body.

The lawsuit seeks at least $50,000 in compensation. Here are more details:

Alexis Gibbons, 32, and Richard Gibbons, 34, who live near Winfield, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in St. Louis Circuit Court claiming that Planned Parenthood and Pathology Services Inc. violated their right to bury their son’s remains when they disposed of his body without informing the couple.

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The lawsuit says Alexis Gibbons had an abortion at Planned Parenthood in December 2015 after their doctor told the couple their son would not survive because he had anencephaly, a deadly neural tube defect that affects the brain. They made funeral arrangements with Baue Funeral Home in St. Charles for their son, Jackson, who was stillborn after a procedure on Dec. 9.

Planned Parenthood’s records “clearly show” the Gibbonses had requested their son’s remains be returned to Planned Parenthood after testing at the lab so that his body could be transferred to Baue, according to the lawsuit. Planned Parenthood launched an investigation after receiving calls from Baue asking about Jackson’s body. In January 2016, a representative from Planned Parenthood told the couple that the lab had discarded Jackson’s body.

The Gibbonses had planned to have Baue make hand- and footprints of Jackson so that the couple could make a necklace, the lawsuit says. The Gibbonses had planned to store Jackson’s ashes in an urn on a shelf in their home to memorialize him.

Planned Parenthood claims to respect their wishes.

In response, Jesse Lawder, a Planned Parenthood spokesman, provided a statement: “While we are not able to comment on this situation specifically, I want to make clear that our patients are our No. 1 priority in all matters, and that we make every effort to honor the wishes of those in our care.”

Obviously it put their profits first.