Florida investigators: Planned Parenthood didn't sell organs

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Nov 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-30 18:59:36-05

MIAMI (AP) - State investigators say there's no evidence that Planned Parenthood in Florida purchased or sold human organs or tissue.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger confirmed in an email Monday that an inquiry into Planned Parenthood has closed and that the inquiry did not move into a full investigation.

State health officials inspected 16 Planned Parenthood facilities in August and reported that three clinics were illegally performing second-trimester abortions.

Planned Parenthood representatives have maintained that the procedures were performed during the first trimester and that state officials were changing trimester definitions.

Gov. Rick Scott ordered the inspections after videos surfaced showing organization officials discussing fetal organ research.

Calls seeking comment from Planned Parenthood and the governor's office weren't immediately returned.