VIDEO: Florida Gov. Scott Orders Investigation of Planned Parenthood After Recent Videos
By The News Service of Florida // July 29, 2015
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ABOVE VIDEO: Scott’s order came as Planned Parenthood has been under fire after the release of a series of undercover videos by the organization Center of Medical Progress, including one video that featured a Planned Parenthood doctor discussing fetal tissue. (The Center for Medical Progress video)
Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday ordered the Agency for Health Care Administration to investigate 16 Planned Parenthood offices in Florida that perform abortions to ensure they are following state laws.
Scott’s order came as Planned Parenthood has been under fire after the release of a series of undercover videos by the organization Center of Medical Progress, including one video that featured a Planned Parenthood doctor discussing fetal tissue.
Scott called the videos “deeply troubling” in a prepared statement announcing the investigation.
“If a Planned Parenthood office is not following the law, we will move quickly to take legal and regulatory action against them.”
“It is against the law for any organization to sell body parts,” Rick Scott said.
“We hold our health-care organizations in Florida to the highest standards of safety, and we expect them to fully comply with the law at all times,” said Scott.
A Planned Parenthood spokeswoman responded by saying medical issues shouldn’t be “politicized,” but that the organization will cooperate with Scott’s investigation.
“These political attacks claiming that Planned Parenthood profits in any way from tissue donation are simply not true,” Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates Executive Director Laura Goodhue said in a release.
“While we do not have donations programs in Florida, some Planned Parenthood organizations in other states do, and they follow all laws and ethical guidelines. We always seek and welcome feedback from medical experts, but not from politicians.”