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Planned Parenthood Responds to Violations at Florida Clinics

Planned parenthood
Posted at 11:59 PM, Aug 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-05 23:59:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Planned parenthood has responded to the results of Florida officials, who found four of its clinics in violation.

Governor Rick Scott ordered officials last week to inspect all 16 Planned Parenthood clinics around the state. This, after videos were released, describing the organization's procedures for providing tissue from aborted fetuses for research.

Inspectors say facilities in St. Petersburg, Fort Myers, and Naples were performing abortion procedures beyond their licensing authority, and one facility in Pembroke Pines was not keeping proper logs relating to fetal remains.

The Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates have responded to the inspection, saying Governor Scott is attacking women's health and that "this is a transparent attempt to discredit the care we provide, and to prevent women from accessing essential health care services."

Planned Parenthood officials also said their Florida facilities are in full compliance with state law: "The claim that any of our health centers are performing procedures we are not licensed to perform is false and seemingly stems from AHCA flip-flopping on their own rules and definitions of gestational periods."