A Planned Parenthood spokesman says the state violated patient-privacy laws by releasing the records. State attorneys filed the records in court Friday in response to a lawsuit by the state's only abortion clinic.
The documents show the Missouri agency is investigating care of four patients who received abortions there. Three remained pregnant after surgical or medical abortions and required follow-up surgical abortions. Another was hospitalized with life-threatening complications following a surgical abortion.
Anti-abortion group Operation Rescue put the records on its website before St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer sealed them Monday.