Chris Veneklase, who is a pro-life advocate, regularly prays outside an abortion clinic in delta township when he began noticing a pattern.
"At the end of the days they did abortions, the clinic staff would bring out a large black trash bag," said Veneklase. "I never saw a medical waste service come to this clinic which is usually common. ..."I began to wonder what they were throwing out."
A big black trash bag from the clinic was noticed being carried by an employee and put into the trunk of a car. Then the bag was driven across the complex and taken to the dumpster and what was found next, Veneklase says was mortifying.
"I was horrified," said Veneklase, "There's nothing more shocking than finding a baby that's been torn apart from its mother."
On February 26, 2010 Veneklaske says he found 17 early term-aborted fetuses.
"They were in bags with the mother's name on the bag. Additional medical records were there along with bloody gauze, bloody gloves and other various things from an abortion," said State Representative Rick Jones.
And while it may be gruesome ---- it's in accordance to Michigan law.
"It is legal to take an aborted baby and put them into a garbage disposal and grind them up. Apparently it's also legal in michigan to dip that baby into formaldehyde and simply throw them into a garbage dumpster," said Jones, (R-Grand Ledge).
Jones has since introduced legislation that would require an aborted fetus to be buried or cremated --- and if it's not it would be a felony.
The attorney general's office first got a complaint about the clinic in April of 2010. The investigation wrapped up in October and a spokeswoman for the attorney general says there was no violation of the public health code in the disposal. They would not confirm if any other violations were found. The investigation was a joint effort on behalf of DNRE, Saginaw Sheriff's office, Eaton County Sheriff's office and the Eaton County Prosecutor's office.