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Florida drops complaints against abortion clinics

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Florida health regulators are dropping their push to fine three clinics operated by Planned Parenthood. Court documents show the Agency for Health Care Administration last Friday asked an administrative judge to dismiss complaints first filed last year against clinics located in St. Petersburg, Naples and Fort Myers. The state alleged that the clinics had performed second-trimester abortions that violated their licenses. Planned Parenthood representatives have maintained that abortions were performed during the first trimester. The move to drop the complaint…

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Florida investigators: Planned Parenthood didn’t sell organs

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State investigators say there’s no evidence Planned Parenthood in Florida purchased or sold human organs or tissue. Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger confirmed in an email Monday that an inquiry into Planned Parenthood has closed and didn’t move into a full investigation. State health officials inspected 16 Planned Parenthood facilities in August and reported that three clinics were illegally performing second-trimester abortions. Planned Parenthood representatives have maintained that abortions were performed during the first trimester and that…

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