“AHCA’s new interpretation is grossly inconsistent with years of previous inspections and outside of both the regulations and accepted medical standards”, Planned Parenthood’s executive director, Laura Goodhue, said in a statement earlier this month.
Planned Parenthood representatives have said the video was edited and that researchers use fetal tissue to study life-saving disease treatments.
Gov. Nikki Haley has directed South Carolina’s public health agency to launch a review of the state’s three abortion clinics, in response to the controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood sued says it has met the definition of first-trimester abortions since 2006.
Planned Parenthood, however, may have trouble coming up with an answer for the last point, since comprehensive health clinics far outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities.
Nelson offered for leaders of the protest to meet privately with his Orlando staff. Grayson’s office released a one-word statement responding to the group’s demands. “If they were serous about reducing abortions, they would work with Planned Parenthood to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies”. After knowing the thinking of Americans, it seems that it could be a problem for Republicans if they continue to be negative about Planned Parenthood, which is their key part of 2016 campaigns.
The AHCA investigation found 32 such violations, with Planned Parenthood performing illegal abortions at three of its 16 abortion clinics in Florida, in St. Petersburg, Fort Myers, and Naples.
“The videos… raise ethical questions about the exploitation of unborn children for financial gain and risks to women’s health if abortion procedures are altered exclusively to procure more profitable specimens”, Johnson County Right to Life said in its release.
Still, some members of the S.C. General Assembly also want to examine ties between state dollars and Planned Parenthood.
“Despite that rather blustery letter from AHCA today, nothing has changed”, she said. The organization has said it does not profit from tissue donations and that those programs exist in only a handful of states.