The anti-abortion organization has recharged the national debate on abortion after releasing a series of secretly recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood officials cavalierly discussing the harvesting of organs and tissue from aborted fetuses for research.
And guess what? None of the states investigating Planned Parenthood in the wake of the videos have found any wrongdoing either.
“Your client, Planned Parenthood, continues to misrepresent to the media that AHCA has changed its position, and Planned Parenthood clinics in Florida may now provide unauthorized second trimester abortions”.
Planned Parenthood, always a target for anti-abortion efforts, finds itself in a fresh national and statewide firestorm because of the videos shot and released by The Center for Medical Progress.
Ms. O’Donnell, who has been featured in earlier videos, said she was asked to harvest an intact brain from the late-term male fetus whose heart was still beating after the abortion.
The state told ABC7 that it was Planned Parenthood officials who admitted they were performing illegal abortions in Fort Myers, Naples and St. Petersburg.
House Oversight chief Jason Chaffetz demands to know whether federal funding was used by Planned Parenthood in any exchange of fetal tissue.
Meanwhile, last week, Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson ended the state’s contracts with Planned Parenthood for services covered by Medicaid.
Two Republican lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee have requested that the Justice Department (DOJ) share information about laws banning the for-profit sale of fetal tissue.
Back in 2006, Florida passed a law requiring clinics that carry out first and second trimester abortions to be licensed differently.
Planned Parenthood said AHCA had long agreed to define the first trimester of a pregnancy as the first 12 weeks of pregnancy or the first 14 weeks following the last normal menstrual period.
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