Video shows fetal tissue disposal discussion at meeting

DETROIT (AP) – A video that includes comments by a Detroit-area abortion rights advocate is among the secretly recorded videos recently posted online by a conservative blogger who wrote that he got the footage from a congressional source.

Northland Family Planning Centers founder Renee Chelian is heard discussing difficulties disposing of fetal tissue due to a Michigan law requiring the remains to be incinerated, cremated or buried. She says she had “five months’ worth of fetal tissue” in freezers when a company announced it would no longer accept them.

The video was taken in 2014 and is among others posted on YouTube by the conservative website.

The National Abortion Federation obtained a court order against public release of the footage and is asking a top House Republican to investigate the leak.

The Associated Press left a message Tuesday seeking comment from Chelian.

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