The congressman who infamously said during the Obamacare debate that Republicans wanted sick people to “die quickly” now says Planned Parenthood defunding proponents will shepherd in a new wave of deaths.
— Rep. Alan Grayson (@AlanGrayson) August 9, 2015
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), who is running for the Senate seat Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is vacating to run for president, linked an article about his criticism of Florida Gov. Rick Scott and healthcare regulators for investigating 16 Planned Parenthood clinics in the state after videos shot in other states showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing fees for body parts and dissections of aborted babies.
“If the attempt to destroy Planned Parenthood is successful, the inevitable result is that many women will suffer and die,” Grayson said in response to the state probe. “Our mothers, sisters and daughters deserve high-quality, affordable medical care.”
The investigation results were released last week, and showed “three facilities performing procedures beyond their licensing authority, as well as one facility not keeping proper logs relating to fetal remains,” according to the AHCA.
“We will take immediate actions against these three facilities for performing second trimester abortions without a proper license,” the agency said in a statement. “These facilities have been notified to immediately cease performing second trimester abortions. The Agency may take additional actions against these facilities including administrative sanctions. These three clinics are only licensed to perform first trimester abortions. The law requires clinics performing second trimester abortions meet additional requirements.”
Grayson is challenging Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) for the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat. Murphy defeated incumbent Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) in 2012.
On the GOP side, Reps. Ron DeSantis and David Jolly are eyeing Rubio’s seat.