Sen. Jones to give update on Womans Choice abortion clinic

WHO:             Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee; Chris Veneklase of 40 Days for Life; and interested parties.

WHAT:           Update on investigation of Womans Choice abortion clinic.

WHEN:          Monday, Nov. 7
                        1 p.m.

WHERE:        Womans Choice
                        6500 Centurion Drive
                        Suite 290
                        Lansing, MI 48917

BRIEF:           In February of 2010, Veneklase found the remains of 17 aborted babies and patient records were found in a dumpster at the Womans Choice abortion clinic in Eaton County’s Delta Township.

In response, Jones has introduced Senate Bill 25, which would establish requirements for the proper disposal of fetal remains. Under SB 54, physicians, institutions and funeral directors would be required to inform parents that state law mandates them to authorize the final disposition of their baby.

Violators of the proposed laws would face a civil penalty of up to $1,000 for improperly disposing of fetal remains.

SB 25 has passed the Michigan Senate and is currently before the House Health Policy Committee.