As a result from an investigation prompted by undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that shows the involvement of certain Planned Parenthood affiliates in the illegal trafficking of aborted baby remains, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine notified the Ohio Department of Health that three Planned Parenthood facilities improperly contract with companies that “cook” aborted baby remains then dump them in a Kentucky landfill.
DeWine said his office would ask a court next week for an injunction barring Ohio Planned Parenthood abortion businesses from continuing their illegal dumping practices. To counter that action, Planned Parenthood filed suit in Federal Court on Sunday. In that suit, Planned Parenthood accused DeWine’s allegations of being politically motivated and inflammatory for the purpose of ending abortion in Ohio.
“First steam-cooking fetuses and then disposing of them in a landfill is not humane,” DeWine told the Cincinnati.com on Friday. “It will come as a shock to Ohioans to find out that fetuses are being cooked and then they’re being put in a landfill, and they’re going to be mixed in with the garbage and whatever else goes into a landfill.”
“Planned Parenthood’s suit is an obvious ploy to deflect attention from their own lawbreaking by falsely accusing the Attorney General,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who also serves on the Board of the Center for Medical Progress. “But perhaps the larger question is if dumping the cooked remains of aborted babies in landfills is inhumane, shouldn’t we also consider the dismemberment deaths of these babies through suction or other procedures more inhumane?”