CINCINNATI, Ohio — The abortion giant Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Sunday in an effort to stop Ohio officials from taking any legal action against the organization for having the bodies of aborted babies picked up by medical waste companies to be steam-treated or incinerated, and then dumped in landfills.
As previously reported, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who identifies as pro-life and believes that abortion is “morally reprehensible,” announced the finding about Planned Parenthood’s practice on Friday.
“Disposing of aborted fetuses from an abortion by sending them to a landfill is callous and completely inhumane,” he said in a statement. “It is important the public be aware that these practices are taking place at these Ohio facilities.”
DeWine’s office had been investigating whether Planned Parenthood facilities in the state were selling the body parts of aborted babies following the release of national undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress.
While determining that aborted babies in Ohio weren’t being sold to research, DeWine’s Charitable Law Section rather found that the children were being picked up by medical waste companies and either steam treated or incinerated and then dumped into a landfill with household and commercial trash.
He said that the practice is illegal as it violates Chapter 3701-47-05 of the Ohio abortion law, which states that a “fetus shall be disposed of in a humane manner.”
Accu Medical Waste Service, Inc. in Marietta had been serving the Cincinnati and Columbus Planned Parenthood locations, and had transported the containers of aborted babies to its steam plant where they were autoclaved and then trucked to a landfill in Kentucky.
The medical waste giant Stericycle, which serves the Bedford Heights Planned Parenthood, had been picking up aborted babies from the location and either having them steamed or incinerated, depending on how Planned Parenthood had marked the boxes. The fetal remains were then trucked to Republic Services Carbon Limestone Landfill in Lowellville after being treated.
Corporate representatives of Stericycle had claimed to DeWine’s office during the investigation that the company does not accept fetal remains for disposal.
As DeWine said that he planned to file for an injunction in court to require that Planned Parenthood cease disposing of aborted babies in autoclaves, incineration plants and landfills, Planned Parenthood subsequently filed for a restraining order against any legal action on Sunday.
It claimed that it is being falsely accused of inhumane disposal, as the organization believes that its current methods are no different than most abortion facilities.
“Planned Parenthood handles fetal tissues just like other health care providers handle all sorts of medical material. It is either treated for sterilization or incinerated, and then disposed of,” Planned Parenthood said in a statement. “The false claims are motivated by politics, not by the facts and not by medicine, and are intended to ban abortion in the state.”
“It’s clear from the Attorney General’s press conference that we’ve acted properly and legally, and this is just part of his longstanding political agenda to ban abortion in all cases,” it continued.
Planned Parenthood said that its filing on Sunday is meant to “protect abortion access.”
“Without the help of Stericycle, and companies like it, the abortion industry would collapse,” says the Campaign to Stop Stericycle, which was launched in 2010 to call upon medical waste companies to stop helping facilitate the abortion holocaust, just like the Jewish Holocaust when Nazis killed and incinerated thousands with the aid of local business services.
“If businesses would refuse to collaborate with the abortion industry out of ethical and moral integrity, then the doors of these killing centers would soon close and the murder of millions of innocent children would come to an end.”