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Update on Planned Parenthood Litigation

12/18/2015

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that pursuant to court discussions in the federal litigation filed December 13th by Planned Parenthood, the Ohio Department of Health has agreed to not enforce the “humane disposal” section of the Ohio Administrative Code while the Department and the Ohio General Assembly work to further clarify humane procedures in the Ohio Revised and Administrative Codes.

Attorney General DeWine issued the following statement:

“Today’s action reflects both the judge’s ruling Monday and the stated intentions of the Ohio General Assembly to further clarify humane procedures for disposing of aborted fetuses. In addition, Planned Parenthood has stated publically it no longer contracts with a vendor that autoclaves fetuses before sending them to a Kentucky landfill. I am very pleased that the General Assembly intends to establish clear standards which ensure that gruesome practice does not continue in Ohio.”

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