Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced that his office found no evidence that Planned Parenthood clinics in that state sold baby parts, but in the course of the investigation they discovered something disturbing:
— Courtney Danser WEWS (@CourtneyNDanser) December 11, 2015
Ohio AG Mike DeWine says probe finds Planned Parenthood clinics in Ohio disposed of fetal remains in landfills. https://t.co/ydxeQgO9uY
— Newsradio WTAM 1100 (@wtam1100) December 11, 2015
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office has wrapped up its investigation into the alleged sale of fetal tissue by Planned Parenthood affiliates. While the investigation did not find any indication that fetal tissue was sold by Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio, the investigation did reveal that that aborted fetuses from Planned Parenthood facilities are ultimately disposed of in landfill sites.
The investigation showed that the disposal methods documented by the Planned Parenthood affiliates violate Ohio Administrative Code 3701-47-05, adopted in 1975, which requires that a “fetus shall be disposed of in a humane manner.”
Specifically: All three Ohio Planned Parenthood affiliates have sent fetal remains to companies which disposed of the fetuses in landfills.
At a press conference today, DeWine offered more details:
Ohio Atty General Mike DeWine says his office will be filing a lawsuit against 3 Planned Parenthood's in Ohio, not the vendors
— Jo Ingles (@joingles) December 11, 2015
DEWINE: Accu Waste Medical took aborted fetuses from Columbus/Cincy #PlannedParenthoods, were steam-cooked, then taken to Kentucky landfill
— WSYX ABC 6 (@wsyx6) December 11, 2015
— TresHall (@gingertreshall) December 11, 2015
@wtam1100 What a strange place to perform life-saving tissue research.
— shatterglass (@shatterglass) December 11, 2015
Planned Parenthood has denied the allegations:
Planned Parenthood responds to Ohio AG Mike DeWine's announcment on fetal parts being improperly disposed – https://t.co/k376Ksh9Zp
— FOX19 (@FOX19) December 11, 2015
Dewine's report is false and inflammatory. Read Planned Parenthood's statement here: pic.twitter.com/KzkFIdWKIZ
— Holly! Shulman (@HollyShulman) December 11, 2015