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August 10, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — The Florida Planned Parenthood regional director for four facilities found to be violating state regulations is denying the validity of inspection results implicating the abortion chain.  The director is pointing the finger back at the state government, including the governor who ordered the investigation.

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Regional Director Barbara Zdravecky called the state's findings false and inferred that the agency behind the inspection has been remiss in the performance of its job.

“The claim that any Planned Parenthood health centers are performing procedures we are not licensed to perform is false and seemingly stems from the Agency for Health Care Administration, under the Scott administration, ignoring its own rules and definitions of gestational periods,” reads a statement from Zdravecky in a report.

Governor Rick Scott ordered the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA) to investigate the state's 16 Planned Parenthood locations in the wake of undercover videos exposing national-level Planned Parenthood officials bartering for the sale of remains of aborted children.

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Scott told NBC-2 after requesting the inspections that he has no reason to think this is occurring in Florida, but he asked the Agency for Healthcare Administration to confirm it.

“I saw the video and I thought the prudent thing to do was to order an investigation to determine whether or not anything like that was going on here in Florida,” Scott said.

Zdravecky told the news station that no fetal tissues or organs are being sold in the state because to do so is illegal.

She stated as well that she believes that the state's investigation is politically motivated.

“This is an attempt to take Planned Parenthood down and to make abortion illegal in this country,” Zdravecky said. “The tactics were politically motivated.”

The Sunshine State is just one of several so far investigating the abortion giant at the state level.

The Florida inspections showed that second-trimester abortions were being performed at three Planned Parenthood locations in St. Petersburg, Fort Myers, and Naples when the facilities in those locations were licensed to perform only first-trimester abortions.  The report also said that a Pembroke Pines facility was failing to follow its own procedures for the labeling and dating of the disposal of fetal remains.

Planned Parenthood has equivocated over the parameters of first and second trimesters in a pregnancy.

The Florida ACHA ordered the three Planned Parenthood facilities to cease all second-trimester abortions, saying it would take immediate action against them for performing them without a proper license, including possible administrative sanctions.

“Licenses are in place to protect the patient from unscrupulous operators,” the ACHA said, “and the State of Florida will ensure every facility is held accountable for its actions.”