Ohio Planned Parenthood CEO Attacks Official Catching It Dumping Aborted Babies in Landfills

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Dec 18, 2015   |   3:49PM   |   Columbus, OH

An Ohio Planned Parenthood official is pointing fingers at the state attorney general and accusing him of going on a “witch hunt” after the state caught the abortion business dumping aborted babies in landfills in Kentucky.

Jerry Lawson, CEO of Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio, said he was “caught off guard” when Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the results of an investigation, indicating the abortion giant appears to be breaking state laws regarding the disposal of the bodies of aborted babies. The abortion business pays to have aborted babies “steam cooked” before dumping them in landfills.

DeWine’s office responded to the news station in a statement, saying: “We are obligated to relay the facts from our investigation. We only shine the light on what we find.”

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Lawson told Cincinnati’s WLWT News 5:

The attorney general has just decided at a press conference to redefine the law, and you just can’t do that.

We actually had inspectors from the Ohio Department of Health who came in in August to look at the issue of are we selling fetal tissue, and they made a finding that we were in compliance, and they cleared us but that wasn’t enough for Mr. DeWine because he was on a witch hunt, and when he found out there was no witch here, he decided to create a new one.

Ohio leaders began the investigation in July after Planned Parenthood was caught potentially breaking multiple federal laws to sell the body parts of aborted babies. Numerous other states also began investigations of the nation’s largest abortion business.

DeWine recently told Fox News that Planned Parenthood’s own lawyers told the state how the abortion business was disposing the aborted babies.

The Planned Parenthood abortion business in Ohio whose three clinics were caught illegally dumping aborted babies at landfills has struck back at the very state officials who caught them breaking state law. The abortion company filed a lawsuit against state officials claiming the investigations that resulted in catching the abortion business were politically motivated.

“All three Ohio Planned Parenthood affiliates have sent fetal remains to companies which disposed of the fetuses in landfill,” the investigative report indicates. “Additionally, the Planned Parenthood facility in Bedford Heights stated it uses only one company for disposal. However, that company stated to investigators it does not accept fetal remains for disposal as a corporate policy.”

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“Disposing of aborted fetuses from an abortion by sending them to a landfill is callous and completely inhumane,” DeWine said. “It is important the public be aware that these practices are taking place at these Ohio facilities.”

The Attorney General argues that this is in violation of Ohio Revised Code (3701-47-05) which requires that aborted fetal remains be disposed humanely.

But a judge has blocked the state from enforcing the law while the lawsuit continues. The judge said Planned Parenthood could suffer “irreparable harm” if the state filed a lawsuit, and the organization stands “some likelihood of success” in prevailing in a court battle.