“We live in a time and place where children are torn to tiny pieces within their
mother’s wombs and then thrown out with the trash for the mice and rats to feed
on,” he said.
A staff person answering the phone at WomansChoice clinic said the clinic would
have no comment.
Joy Yearout, a spokesman for the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, said the
office began an investigation in the matter in April, in conjunction with the
Eaton County Sheriff’s Department and state Department of Natural Resources and
the Environment. She said state officials concluded the clinic did not violate
state law in disposing of the fetuses.
Jones, along with Reps. Joe Haveman, R-Holland, and Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck,
have introduced legislation in the state House that would require aborted
fetuses to be medically cremated, or buried if the parents request it. Any
person who violates the law would face up to three years in prison and/or a
Jones said he believed the attorney general was continuing to investigate
whether the clinic violated patient confidentiality laws by improperly disposing
of patient records, which included the names of mothers seeking abortions, in
the dumpster. Yearout declined to say whether the office was looking the matter.
Read Thursday's Lansing State Journal for more on this report.