Now that the Planned Parenthood of Lawrence, near the University of Kansas (KU), quietly closed 9 weeks ago, Kansas is down to 3 abortion clinics–all in the northeast corner of the state.
The Lawrence PP street-mall facility was not licensed or inspected by the state. It provided contraceptives and chemical abortions with no doctor onsite. The notice on the door attributes its closure to a “lack of need” and recommends the county and KU clinics as well as the PP clinic one-half-hour away.
Too many resident KU students went to this facility, instead of getting help from their family and connecting with sound pro-life physicians. We recommend pregnant women of any age consult the Pregnancy Care Center of Lawrence, where they can obtain physician-reviewed ultrasounds and assistance for a variety of needs. (see this list for other centers across Kansas)
Kansas’ remaining abortion facilities are:
1. Comprehensive Health of Overland Park, a Kansas/Mid Missouri Planned Parenthood ambulatory center licensed under the state health department, KDHE. It provides surgical & chemical abortions using state-licensed abortionist Orrin C. Moore.
This is the facility involved in 7 years of litigation to avoid the current 107 criminal charges they now face. Before Moore, their abortionist was Robert Crist, whom KFL discovered had a minimum of 20 malpractice suits over 16 years (including suits for 3 deaths of young aborted mothers). Crist currently aborts at the PP in St. Louis, MO, and has been a “consultant” to the KU Med Center.
2. Women’s Center for Health, an Ob-Gyn office in Overland Park does surgical & chemical abortions. Run by a father/daughter team, Herb Hodes & Traci Nauser, the facility is under the authority of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts [KSBHA].
Hodes did contract abortions for Comprehensive Health before Crist, and had at least 22 malpractice suits up to 2003, unearthed by KFL. The existence of these lawsuits against Hodes –and those filed against Crist and other Kansas abortionists– was offered in support of the clinic licensing bill —that Sebelius vetoed in 2003 as “unneeded”.
3. Aid for Women, a Medicaid & abortion mill in Kansas City, KS, pushes surgical & chemical abortions with a website that undermines state statutory instructions. It’s now run by Ron Yeomans, who spends part of the week aborting in other states. Aid for Women is licensed under the KSBHA, with a long history of malpractice and medical disciplinary offenses by its past abortionists Malcolm Knarr, Sherman Zaremski, Kris Neuhaus, and Krishna Rajanna.
Knarr was forced out of business in 1994, during a time when he was acquiring a malpractice suit every few months. His partner Zaremski, recently took retirement after years of battling licensure penalties and restrictions.
Neuhaus worked for this abortion business in the mid 1990s, during which time the KSBHA twice labeled her a “danger to the public”. She is under active KSBHA prosecution to remove her limited medical license, with a scheduled hearing in January. KSBHA is charging her with years of providing illegal late-term abortion referrals to the clinic of the late George Tiller.
Notorious abortionist Rajanna also worked for Aid for Women until he left to set up a competing mill down the street. It was a low-cost, rat-and-rodent-overrun facility with open syringes of drugs and bags of fetal parts kept in the staff lunchroom refrigerator. Rajanna–repeatedly described as the poster child for the need for a state clinic licensing bill— lost his license in 2005 after Sebelius vetoed the “unneeded” clinic bill for a second time.