Parson’s Campaign Manager to be Questioned in Abortion Case
Gov. Mike Parson’s campaign manager will be questioned by lawyers representing Planned Parenthood about his involvement in a decision to deny a new license to Missouri’s only abortion provider.
An administrative hearing commissioner ruled last week that attorneys can question Steele Shippy, who was Parson’s spokesman before becoming his campaign manager.
The Kansas City Star reports Planned Parenthood argues Shippy’s testimony could provide information about why its clinic in St. Louis was denied a license to perform abortions.
The governor’s office said attorneys are working to schedule Shippy’s deposition.