Attorney General Announces Probe of Planned Parenthood

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s top law enforcer says he’s investigating whether Planned Parenthood may have violated its nonprofit status and made money from the sale of organs from aborted fetuses.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said Thursday his charitable law section is reviewing the activities at three Ohio locations of the abortion and reproductive health services provider.

The Republican’s announcement follows an anti-abortion group’s release of a video it made secretly showing a Planned Parenthood official discussing the disposal of body parts from aborted fetuses. Three congressional committees are investigating the matter.

DeWine called the video “truly horrifying” and said if money was made from the practice it might be illegal.

Planned Parenthood says it legally helps women who want to make not-for-profit donations of their fetus’ organs for scientific research and doesn’t profit.