Ohio official says aborted fetuses sent to landfill; Planned Parenthood insists it follows law

Ohio's attorney general says an investigation found no evidence that Planned Parenthood made money from aborted fetuses, but it did discover that aborted fetuses from Planned Parenthood facilities are ultimately disposed of in landfills.

Planned Parenthood says it doesn't deny that tissue ends up in landfills but says Attorney General Mike DeWine's report alleging wrongdoing is inflammatory.

Stephanie Kight, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, insists that the agency follows Ohio law and handles medical tissue disposal in line with other health care providers.

Kight says the agency's agreements with waste disposal vendors require them to dispose of tissue appropriately.

DeWine's findings arose from an investigation he launched this summer after anti-abortion activists released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials negotiation for the sale of fetal remains.


This story has been changed to correct headlines to say Planned Parenthood follows Ohio law for fetus disposal.