In a video released earlier this month, the medical director for a Planned Parenthood office in Denver was caught on camera discussing procedures for obtaining tissue from aborted fetuses and the associated pricing.
Anti-abortion advocates claim the videos show employees of Planned Parenthood discussing how they plan to profit on the sale of fetus parts. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood has said any distribution of fetus parts by the organization — typically for research — is with
In a news release sent to media Wednesday, Scott said as much and promised to get to the bottom of it.
“The videos coming out about Planned Parenthood are deeply troubling to say the least,” said Scott in his statement. “It is against the law for any organization to sell body parts.”
Scott also said in the statement released by the governor's communication office that he has called on AHCA Secretary Liz Dudek to begin immediate dispatching of staff to evaluate the 16 Planned Parenthood offices in Florida. Scott made it clear that any office found to be guilty of these actions would face extreme consequences.
"If a Planned Parenthood office is not following the law, we will move quickly to take legal and regulatory action against them. We hold our healthcare organizations in Florida to the highest standards of safety and we expect them to fully comply with the law at all times.”