Phoenix police have begun an investigation into what was reported to be a fetus that had, at least briefly, survived an abortion, officials confirmed Monday.
The police statement came after dozens of anti-abortion advocates held a prayer vigil for the fetus outside a Phoenix hospital this weekend.
Investigators cannot confirm, however, whether the fetus initially survived an abortion as reported, according to a police spokesman.
“Someone present there believed there was movement, or might have been movement,” Sgt. Trent Crump said.
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