Planned Parenthood Florida is asking a judge to block the state from imposing any penalties on three abortion clinics in Southwest Florida.
U.S. citizens overwhemingly believe that the federal government should fund free women’s health exams, screenings and contraception services, a Reuters-Ipsos poll published Wednesday found, suggesting Republicans’ calls to cut Planned Parenthood funding are counterproductive.
Haley’s probe request follows criticism in Congress after videos, released by an anti-abortion group, showed Planned Parenthood officials talking about harvesting and selling fetal tissue for research.
StemExpress and Planned Parenthood have denied any wrongdoing in its handling of fetal tissue and organs and say that the videos are misleadingly edited. They can be extended once. Jeff Merkley to deliver petitions and letters expressing concern about Planned Parenthood’s practices, organizer Linda Kopp said.
“We ask him to watch the series of Center for Medical Progress videos and reconsider that position”.
Planned Parenthood receives about $500 million per year in federal funding for women’s health-related services.
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.
Goodhue has said Florida doesn’t have a tissue donation program. On Monday, Planned Parenthood filed an emergency injunction against the state health agency. But the organization has said that it has not done anything wrong and abortions make not even 3% of its work.
Planned Parenthood clinics frequently report information about the abortions they perform to the state, including the length of the pregnancy, and court filings by the organization say AHCA has never raised questions about them. Yet the new rule used by state investigators defines the second trimester as the “portion of pregnancy following the 12th week and extending through the 24th week of gestation”. The group noted that AHCA’s new definition was made without any prior announcement, and noted the political timing of the citations which were issued two days before the Republican presidential debate.