Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Columbus – The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s announcement of an investigation into Ohio’s non-profit abortion clinics: 

“General DeWine’s swift action to enforce Ohio law is commendable,” Yost said. “These practices have nothing at all to do with women’s health, the doctor-patient relationship or even a woman’s reproductive choices – selling aborted body parts happens after all those things are done and over.   This investigation is the right thing to do.”

The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,800 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.