Planned Parenthood: Ohio AG’s Report on Fetuses is “False”

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Update 2:45 p.m.

Planned Parenthood of Ohio is striking back against an investigative finding by state Attorney General Mike DeWine alleging that it improperly disposed of aborted fetuses in landfills.

Stephanie Kight, the organization’s Ohio president, said the allegation is “flat-out false.” She said Planned Parenthood handles medical tissue “like any other quality health care provider.”

DeWine’s investigation otherwise found no evidence that Planned Parenthood made money from aborted fetuses. Kight said that finding was in line with eight other states that have now cleared Planned Parenthood affiliates of allegations of wrongdoing.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says an investigation found no evidence that Planned Parenthood made money from aborted fetuses.

DeWine says the probe did determine that that aborted fetuses from Planned Parenthood facilities are ultimately disposed of in landfills.

DeWine on Friday called the practice callous and said it violated state rules requiring that fetuses be disposed of in a humane manner.

DeWine announced the investigation in mid-July after anti-abortion activists began releasing undercover videos they said showed Planned Parenthood personnel negotiating the sale of fetal organs.

Such fetal tissue donations are illegal in Ohio. A Planned Parenthood state leader has said no donation program exists here, in accordance with the law.

Messages were left with Planned Parenthood seeking comment.

Attorney General DeWine referred his investigative findings to the Ohio Department of Health for further action. Here is a copy of DeWine’s letter to ODH.