Inquiry into Planned Parenthood closed in Flo.

Posted at 5:55 PM, Nov 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-30 18:55:12-05

MIAMI (AP) -- Florida investigators say there's no evidence that 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 that the inquiry did not 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.

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Planned Parenthood representatives have maintained that the procedures were performed during the first trimester and that state officials were changing trimester definitions.

Gov. Rick Scott ordered the inspections after videos surfaced showing organization officials discussing fetal organ research.

Calls seeking comment from Planned Parenthood and the governor's office weren't immediately returned.

In Oklahoma, the The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma issued a statement saying they stand with Planned Parenthood, "The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma stands with our brothers and sisters at Planned Parenthood in the wake of last weekend’s act of domestic terrorism in Colorado. We also join them in expressing our sincerest condolences and thoughts to the innocent victims and their families.We will continue to work with Planned Parenthood to ensure that women continue to have access to safe and legally protected health care, including the right to have an abortion.The ACLU of Oklahoma will never stand idly by while the fundamental rights of women are threatened, regardless of where that threat comes from."