Planned Parenthood Defends Florida Clinics That Allegedly Performed Abortions Without a License

Even many of the left-wing countries of Europe ban abortions after 12 weeks. Why is taxpayer funded Planned Parenthood defending the horror of second-trimester abortions?

Planned Parenthood seeks injunction after abortion allegations

Planned Parenthood fired back Monday against allegations that three Florida abortion clinics provided second-trimester abortions without proper licenses, seeking an emergency injunction against the state Agency for Health Care Administration “to protect women’s access to safe, legal abortion.”

As grounds for the injunction, Planned Parenthood said AHCA was ignoring a 2006 agency rule, which defined the first trimester as “extending through the completion of 14 weeks of pregnancy as measured from the first day of the woman’s last menstrual period.”

Tallahassee attorney Julie Gallagher, who represents Planned Parenthood and is a former AHCA general counsel, said the agency had been conducting regular inspections and reading patient records and reports based on that definition since 2006.

“Nobody has ever deemed these procedures to be second trimester,” Gallagher said. “Suddenly, after nine years of using language that we agreed to in a rule challenge — and everybody’s been on the same page for nine years — suddenly they’re saying that these procedures that are performed and documented this way are now second-trimester procedures, and illegal at that. And we say, ‘No, they’re not.’ “

If Planned Parenthood is so important, why can’t their supporters fund it with their own money?

Clinics that don’t even have licences certainly shouldn’t be supported by taxpayers.

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