Five foetuses have been discovered in a Washington home reportedly belonging to an anti-abortion activist

Lauren Handy, 28, is a leader of the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) group and describes herself as a "Catholic anarchist

Police said they were investigating a "potential bio-hazard material" when the foetuses were found

photographed outside the address on Wednesday as investigators removed items from the basement in bags and coolers

 two law enforcement officials told the Washington Post that the house was where Ms Handy was arrested and had lived or stayed

"There doesn't seem to be anything criminal in nature about that except for how they got into this house," Ashan Benedict, executive assistant Washington DC

They are also charged with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE) for using force to interfere with the clinic's services

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