Following Rick Scott's investigation into fetal tissue donations at Planned Parenthood clinics in Florida which don't even donate fetal tissue, not surprisingly, his regulators cleared them of any wrongdoing. So that clears that up, right?
Wrong. After all, this is Rick Scott we're talking about.
From Politico Florida:
Gov. Rick Scott's office scrubbed a press release written by his own regulators that found there was no "mishandling of fetal remains" at clinics run by Planned Parenthood and, at the same time, said it would refer doctors who worked at those clinics to the state Board of Medicine for possible disciplinary action.
Why, it almost sounds like he's looking for some other fantasy malfeasance to pin on PP after the last one he cooked up didn't pass muster.
The state released its findings of the Planned Parenthood investigations on Aug. 5. Emails between the governor’s office and AHCA, obtained by POLITICO Florida through a public records request, show the agency prepared a press release that same day noting that “there is no evidence of the mishandling of fetal remains at any of the 16 clinics we investigated across the state.”
Scott's office revised the release to exclude that sentence, an email sent by Scott’s communications director, Jackie Schutz, shows. Additionally, the revised release noted the AHCA would refer physicians who worked at the clinics to the Board of Medicine for possible disciplinary action.
Disciplinary action....for what, exactly? Who knows? Scott, as per usual, isn't talking.
Sadly, Laura Goodhue, executive director of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates says she isn't surprised at the latest chapter in the continuing saga of the conservative's manufactured witch hunt against women's health.
Apparently, as king and/or dictator of Florida, Rick Scott thinks he can just make the rules up as he goes along, and he does. Who needs reasons? Who needs facts? Who needs evidence?
So to the disciplinary boards you go! Maybe Scott will get around to finding a reason for sending you there in another couple of months.