Planned Parenthood files federal lawsuit aimed at protecting abortion access in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Planned Parenthood is fighting back against what it calls false allegations by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

Last week Dewine said the agency’s contractors were disposing of human fetal tissue in landfills. He threatened an injunction.

The president of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio tells NBC4 that’s not going to happen.

Stephanie Kight says DeWine’s allegations are all political and Sunday two Planned Parenthood in Ohio filed a federal suit to block him from blocking the agency’s abortion services.

It started with an investigation into claims Planned Parenthood was selling human fetal tissue. Those claims were debunked, but DeWine said the investigation found that human fetal remains from Planned Parenthood were being discarded of in landfills.

Kight says that’s not what happens and that DeWine’s allegations are just one more attack on women’s reproductive rights. She says Planned Parenthood won’t stand for it.

“We are deeply committed to providing education & healthcare to women, including safe and legal abortion care. And we will be here and our doors will be open,” says Kight. Kight says Planned Parenthood’s contractors follow every step of Ohio law when disposing of fetal tissue.

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