A disturbing new report from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has found that Planned Parenthood is throwing aborted fetuses away like common trash, sending them to be discarded in landfills.
In a surprise response, the controversial organization admitted it engages in the practice, but tried to argue it was legal.
An investigation into Planned Parenthood’s three facilities in Ohio that provide abortions was announced by DeWine in mid-July after anti-abortion activists began releasing undercover videos they said showed Planned Parenthood personnel negotiating the sale of fetal organs.
DeWine told reporters on Friday the disposal practice is callous and violates state rules requiring that fetuses be disposed of in a humane manner. He plans to seek an injunction Monday to prevent Planned Parenthood from disposing of fetal remains in landfills.
“I just don’t think Ohioans thought that fetuses were being disposed of in landfills,” said DeWine.
Stephanie Kight, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, acknowledged Sunday the organization aborted fetuses, then processed the tissue and sent to a solid waste facility for disposal.
Republican lawmakers in the GOP-controlled Ohio House planned a Monday news conference to announce legislation following the attorney general’s investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this article