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Emails: Scott's Office Reworded Planned Parenthood Release

Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
Lottie Watts
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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

According to Politico Florida, Gov. Rick Scott's office reworded a news release from Florida Agency for Health Care Administration regulators that said fetal remains were not mishandled at Planned Parenthood clinics in Florida.

 
The draft of the news release also mentioned the possibility of disciplinary action for doctors who worked at those clinics. As Politico's Christine Sexton reports, emails among the governor’s office, state regulators and Planned Parenthood reveal Scott’s top officials deleted that information from AHCA. 
 

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