IN Focus: Sen. Coats ready to vote on defunding Planned Parenthood

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INDIANAPOLIS (August 2, 2015) - Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) is prepared to vote on a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood, as a vote looms Monday on the Senate floor.

FOX59 spoke with Coats about the bill, and with Congressman Andre Carson (D-IN), who opposes the legislation.

Meantime, the Indiana Department of Health has closed its investigation into Indiana's Planned Parenthood facilities, notifying the three facilities that investigators didn’t find any violations of regulations in the disposal of fetal remains.

Gov. Mike Pence had ordered the investigation to see if organs from aborted fetuses were being sold after a group circulated a video it made secretly showing a national Planned Parenthood official discussing procedures for providing fetal body parts to researchers.

Letters from the health department to the three Indiana facilities dated Tuesday said the agency was “unable to find any non-compliance with state regulations.” The letters say the complaint is closed.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky President Betty Cockrum says she is pleased the “unfounded complaint is resolved.”