DAGA: Missouri AG Bailey is Abusing Power to Attack Transgender Care
March 31, 2023
DAGA Stands with Planned Parenthood Following AG Bailey’s Sham Investigation
Washington, DC — Earlier today, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri filed a lawsuit against Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey over his abuse of power and sham investigation into the provider’s gender-affirming health care program. AG Bailey’s recent actions are part of a coordinated, nationwide effort to attack transgender care and the greater LGBTQ+ community, led in part by Republican AGs.
Statement from Sean Rankin, President, DAGA:
“The role of an Attorney General is to be the people’s lawyer — and that means all the people. AG Bailey is doing the exact opposite. He is singling out and attacking the transgender community for political gain. This has nothing to do with health care. It’s the same kind of attack we’ve seen from GOP AGs who misuse their office to target reproductive health care, abortion services, and women. We stand with our partners at Planned Parenthood and support their efforts to stop AG Bailey’s political interference. Democratic AGs will always put people over politics.”