Michigan Orders Abortion Clinic to Retrain Workers on Medical Waste Disposal

An abortion clinic has been asked to retrain its workers about proper waste disposal after state investigators found it broke medical waste rules.

The Detroit News reports three violations were outlined, but no fines were levied against the Lathrup Village clinic.

The state says it found bloody gauze and surgical waste in regular trash bags. The rules require medical waste to be disposed in biohazard bags.

The Detroit Free Press reports a letter mailed Tuesday to Womancare clinic owner Dr. Alberto Hodari says the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality plans a follow-up inspection on April 3.

Womancare was investigated after abortion opponents allegedly discovered biomedical waste, aborted fetuses and patient records in trash bins.