- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio’s top law enforcer says he’s investigating whether Planned Parenthood may have violated its nonprofit status and made money from the sale of organs from aborted fetuses.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said Thursday his charitable-law section is reviewing activities of three Ohio locations of the abortion and reproductive health services provider.

The Republican’s announcement follows an anti-abortion group’s release of a secretly-recorded video showing a Planned Parenthood official discussing the disposal of body parts from aborted fetuses. Three congressional committees are investigating the matter.

DeWine says if money was made from the practice it might be illegal.

Planned Parenthood says it legally helps women desiring to make not-for-profit donations of their fetus’ organs for scientific research. A spokeswoman says none have occurred in Ohio, where tissue donations are illegal.



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