Attorney General, Planned Parenthood Legal Battle Ends
A courtroom fight over what happens to fetal remains from abortions had Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Planned Parenthood trading legal moves.
But that battle has ended – at least for now. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
Planned Parenthood had gone to court to stop DeWine from trying to block its operations after an investigation that he said revealed aborted fetal remains were being disposed of in landfills – which he said violated state regulations. A spokesman says DeWine is satisfied now that Planned Parenthood has changed the providers it used to deal with remains, but Planned Parenthood’s Stephanie Kight says her organization never did anything wrong. “Well, the Attorney General backed down when he realized – I think when he realized he had no case.”
DeWine’s spokesman says lawmakers will now handle the question of how to dispose of fetal remains from abortions.