Ohio Panel Approves Bill to Keep Aborted Babies Out of Landfills While Allowing Abortion to Continue

BabyCOLUMBUS, Ohio — A House panel in Ohio has approved a bill that regulates the disposal of aborted babies following discovery by the state attorney general’s office last year that the bodies of unborn children had been dumped in landfills by medical waste companies.

As previously reported, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who identifies as pro-life and believes that abortion is “morally reprehensible,” announced last December that his Charitable Law Section found that the children were being 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.”

DeWine’s office, which was initially investigating Planned Parenthood to determine whether the organization was selling body parts in the state, found that 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 company severed its ties with the abortion industry last week due to “adverse attention” over the matter.

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.

“All three Ohio Planned Parenthood affiliates have sent fetal remains to companies which disposed of the fetuses in landfill,” an investigative report from DeWine’s office outlined.

DeWine took the matter to court to stop the aborted babies from being disposed of in landfills, but his request for an injunction was denied.

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In the interim, lawmakers crafted H.B. 417 and 419 to provide clarification to existing law, and requires that fetal remains be either buried, cremated or incinerated. Medical waste companies had currently been incinerating the containers of aborted babies in some cases, but had been mixed them in with trash.

The proposed bills, sponsored by Rep. Robert McColley, R-Napoleon, and Rep. Barbara Sears, R-Sylvania, would require that the babies be incinerated alone, and that mothers give directives as to how they want their child disposed.

On Wednesday, the House Health and Aging Committee approved both bills along party lines, generating criticism from abortion advocacy groups.

“This is simply yet another way to punish women and the medical community for abortion,” Kellie Copeland, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio told reporters. “There’s no justification other than they want to make abortions more difficult to access.”

But Sears said that bills would do nothing to stop abortion in the state, as they only require that the bodies of the babies be disposed of humanely and not with the trash.

“It doesn’t make it any more difficult for a woman to obtain an abortion, if that’s what her choice is,” she stated. “It clarifies errors or inconsistencies we have in existing law that left things subjective.”

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  • Emmanuel

    So PP, guts them, decapitates them, dismembers them and then dumps them. I’m speechless.

  • Josey

    My daughter who desperately wanted and loved her two babies who were born prematurely at 20 wks gestation in which both babies were required by law to be buried which we would have done anyway, we had a small graveside service for them both and also they were given names. My point is pro abortionists try to say that these lil’ ones are not babies until born to lessen the guilt of murdering them and yet we even have laws that they must be buried even at 20 wks gestation and some even before 20 wks. I held one of them at the hospital and she was every bit as human as you or I except her lungs were not developed enough to survive outside the safety of the womb yet, she had a perfect lil’ body with all her fingers, toes,heart and organs and you could clearly see she was female and favored her mother in features. So these cold hearted ppl who first of all murder them and then throw them out as garbage will face Almighty God one day to give an account of their deeds unless they wake up and repent for what they are doing to these lil’ ones. I will get to see her again in Heaven and her brother who also passed too soon, I thank God that He never forsakes them or forgets them, they are before Him in Heaven. My heart grieves even to this day their loss and I wonder what they would have grown up to be but I rejoice knowing that not one little one is lost in His sight. To all who refuse to repent and turn to Christ the Truth, the Life and the only Way to God the Father, here is your warning for time is short and now is the day of salvation, choose ye this day whom ye will serve! Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

  • jael2

    The only thing that this bill accomplished was to soothe the consciences of the murdering mothers. Forty three years of incremental “pro-life” legislation, and babies are still free game. Shame on Dewine!

    • Josey

      I would have to say the politicians have much blood on their hands as well if not more so than the mothers, if abortion wasn’t legal, these mothers would have to take responsibility for getting pregnant, that’s why the hypocrites who pretend to be pro life don’t do a thing to make it illegal to kill the innocents or they offer ridiculous solutions such as giving the unborn pain medicine so they don’t feel their bodies being ripped apart or like this complaining about how the lil’ ones are being disposed of, they also want to use their lil’ bodies to find ways to stay younger or live longer and it might take money out of their pockets when the luciferians who hate life come after those who take a stance against this murdering of the lil’ ones. They are shameful!

  • asher

    Murder is murder.These people will be held accountable.The blood of innocent unborn human beings will not be silenced.All these many years government officials have knowingly destroyed innocent lives.The mother and the child suffer. …God is righteous.Rememember the prophets of baal.Sodom and Gomorrah. …The city was destroyed. GOD IS RIGHTEOUS HE WILL AVENGE THE VOICES OF THE MURDERED UNBORN…