Published: Feb 15, 2011 8:57 PM EST
Updated: Feb 15, 2011 5:57 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he's removing a number of state employees as a result of an investigation into a Philadelphia abortion clinic where a doctor is accused of performing illegal abortions that resulted in the deaths of a patient and viable infants.

Corbett said Tuesday that the employees worked at the Department of Health and the Department of State, which licenses health care workers.

Corbett says that in some cases he's accepted resignations. Others have been dismissed outright. Some are suspended while his aides investigate.

A grand jury that investigated the clinic had scathing criticism for Pennsylvania's state health and medical regulators for allowing the conditions at the clinic to exist unchecked for years.

Corbett also says his administration has drawn up agency protocols to better protect women.

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