“Back-Alley” Abortionist May Lose Medical License if KSBHA Can Find Courage to Act

KC police detective’s investigation reveals shocking conditions: non-sterile surgical equipment, roaches, and even allegations of cannibalism. But will the information be enough to close the facility?

Topeka, Kansas — The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA) will decided the fate of abortionist Krishna Rajanna at a hearing on April 23. The Board is considering permanently revoking his medical license in light of reports of continuously filthy conditions at his Kansas City abortion mill and disturbing allegations of cannibalism there.

Kansas City Detective William Howard testified on March 15, 2005, before the House Committee on Health and Human Services as a neutral observer of conditions he witnessed while responding to a call to Rajanna’s abortion mill on September 18, 2003.

Rajanna had called the police to investigate allegations that his employees were stealing from him. During the criminal investigation, these allegations were determined to be baseless, but instead what the detectives discovered inside the abortion mill were more disturbing than petty theft.

In his written testimony, Detective Howard noted Rajanna had an unkempt appearance, whose hands were dirty and clothing stained. But if Rajanna’s personal hygiene left something to be desired, his abortion mill was worse. Detective Howard states:

“The clinic was dirty inside. As we proceeded through the facility I noted the back area was very dark and dingy looking with poor lighting and smelling musty. We entered the ‘break room’ to interview Rajanna. There were dirty dishes in the sink and on the tabletop, trash everywhere, and roaches crawling across the countertops, with a smell of a stench in the room. Frankly, I was reluctant to sit down. I noted there weren’t containers for medical waste with universally recognized hazardous waste labels on them. On the way out my partner observed that the ‘procedure room’ was filthy. He told me that he saw dried blood on the floor and the room looked ‘nasty’ to him This general lack of a professional and sanitary environment starkly contrasted with all my experiences inside other doctor offices.”

The allegations of cannibalism and non-sterile medical equipment were perhaps the most shocking. Detective Howard continues:

“I received full co-operation from the Employees accused of the theft. They were initially treated as suspects, given their Miranda rights and provided us with full statements. In a statement to me one witness/suspect related how Dr. Rajanna was a filthy man who did not properly sterilize his equipment. The medical equipment was cleaned with Clorox and water then put in a ‘dishwasher’. The aborted fetuses were placed inside Styrofoam cups and put in the refrigerator freezer next to TV dinners. The female witness went on to describe of how she and other girls actually witnessed Rajanna microwave one of the aborted fetuses and stir it into his lunch. I have heard that some Middle Easterners eat the placenta from birth and that they believe that this adds longevity to life. I thought: Maybe this could be what she was referring to. This witness claimed other employees who had seen him do the very same thing–Bare in mind, I am an experienced police officer who has worked in every aspect in law enforcement and had spent my last five years in the homicide unit where I worked countless community deaths. I thought I had heard and seen every vile, disgusting crime scene but was in for a new shock when I started this investigation.”

[Read full testimony of Detective Howard]

Rajanna’s abortion mill, ‘Affordable Medicine Clinic,” has been under scrutiny since pro-lifers obtained photographs of the filthy conditions inside his seedy Kansas City storefront “clinic” two years ago. These photos were released to the public earlier this year by Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline, who demanded an investigation. [View Photos of Rajanna’s Bathroom/Sterilization Room; View Photos of Rajanna’s Clinic Refrigerator]

Irresponsibly, the KSBHA did not initially act on the complaint and only took action after legislation passed the Kansas House that would regulate abortion mills and take the oversight of such clinics away from the KSBHA, placing it more properly with the Department of Health and Environment. That bill, (HB 2503), passed the legislature with two-thirds supermajority in both houses and currently awaits the signature or veto of radically pro-abortion Governor Kathleen Sebelius.

In an apparent attempt to show they were capable of doing their job, the KSBHA fined Rajanna a mere $1,000 after the year-long investigation. Once it became apparent that the public and the legislators believed this fine was inadequate, the KSBHA suspended Rajanna’s license for one week, then extended the suspension to 30 days after a surprise inspection discovered a dead rat next to open containers of “medical waste.”

According to David Gittrich, State Development Director for Kansans for Life, “HB 2503 puts the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in charge of proactive inspections, rather than the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, which acts after complaints and can only pull a doctor’s personal license, not close facilities. In an abortion clinic, clients visit once and rarely return. Nearly half of the clients getting abortions are from out of state. This allows for a veil of secrecy and no accountability.”

In the meantime, it appears that Rajanna may become Sebelius’ sacrificial lamb to appease her opposition. “One cannot help but think that the sudden interest in Rajanna’s mill is politically motivated. For two years the KSBHA has been aware of Rajanna’s appalling operation and done nothing,” said Cheryl Sullenger, spokesperson for Operation Rescue who has helped document life-threatening abortion injuries at George Tiller’s late-term abortion mill in Wichita. “Now, they are apparently trying to show that there is no need for HB 2503, because they are taking action against Rajanna. His hearing is conveniently scheduled just days before the Legislature reconvenes for a veto-override session on April 27. But this is too little, too late.”

“While Sebelius and the KSBHA plays politics to advance their radical pro-abortion agenda, a crisis exists at Kansas abortion mills where women are being maimed and are dying and unsafe and unregulated facilities, some of which are no better than back alley butcheries,” continued Sullenger. “When are Sebelius and her cronies at the KSBHA going to stop playing politics with women’s lives?”

Read documentation submitted to the House Committee on Health and Human Services in support of HB 2503.

  • Deann

    This is shocking! Cannibalism?? I would not have believed it if it weren’t for the testimony of that police officer, who was obviously very upset by what he witnessed. And those pictures! I wouldn’t subject my cat to that filth! My prayers are with you out in Kansas. Keep up the good work of exposing the unfruitful works of darkenss!

  • StillLikesStryper

    This guy has GOT to go down! He’s worse than all the satanists and radical homosexuals put togethor!
    Keep up the good work OR!

    WHITECROSS RULES!!!!!!!!!

  • JackO

    I will never understand why the abortion clinics, NOW, and Planned Parenthood refuse to denounce these sorts of ‘back-alley’ chop-shops. They always whine about how “we will never go back to back-alley abortions” then when one is discovered thye refuse to say a word about it. I find it odd that a. it is pro-life groups like OR who really denounce seedy abortion clinics and b. it is the abortion providers who are the very thing that like to hate: miserable, dirty, rat-infested, scumy killing centers. Now who is being more consistant?
    You have my full support OR!
    JackO

  • susan

    Abortion is just another way to abuse women. Besides the long term psychological affect abortion can have on a woman, any woman who had their abortion at that clinic is dealing with the horror of that too.

    The bottom line for many of these docs is that they love an all cash business. All doctors love a procedure that they don’t have to go through all the insurance mess.

  • NEVER AGAIN

    Yes, all, and the toilet in the “sterilization room” is a particularly disgusting juxtaposition, didn’t you think?

    Glad to know, after what some prolifers went through in Pinellas Park during and after the murder of Terri Schindler (another egregious abuse of the medical profession acting under orders from “the state” towards women) at the hands and mouths of some of the PPPD, that there are a few honest police left with the integrity and courage to actually protect and serve the culture of life.

    The reason why PP, NARRAL, NOW, Feminist Majority, et al don’t seek to close down the “clinics” such as this are that they tend to reflect the true beliefs & practices of the industry as a whole…and closing them would [sic] “threaten a woman’s right to choose”. Yeah, right. So how many women would CHOOSE to go into hellholes like this if they knew the full facts…??? C’mon, not all you coathanger wavers at once now…

  • steve

    I have tried to read the full police report by the detective. But when I click on the link it says there is an error. I have tried on 3 computers. Is there anyway someone could post it?
    Steve

  • susan

    Article published Thursday, April 14, 2005

    SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP ASSAULT
    Ex-boyfriend accused of causing miscarriage

    Garcia

    Zoom

    By CHRISTINA HALL
    BLADE STAFF WRITER

    A pregnant Springfield Township woman told authorities she received a text message on her cell phone last week from her former boyfriend.
    “Have a miscarriage,” it read.

    Less than a week later, Lucas County sheriff’s detectives said, the former boyfriend made it happen.

    Gregorio M. Garcia, 23, of Green Springs, Ohio, is accused of forcing his way into the 25-year-old woman’s Bancroft Street apartment on Monday, punching her several times in the stomach, and sexually assaulting her.

    As a result of the attack, detectives said, the woman suffered a miscarriage of her 10-week-old fetus.

    Authorities arrested Mr. Garcia without incident Tuesday – his birthday – in Fremont. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound suspect was booked into the Lucas County jail later that day.

    He was arraigned on charges of murder, rape, and aggravated burglary yesterday in Sylvania Municipal Court . He was also charged with an unrelated aggravated burglary at the woman’s home April 5 in which he allegedly carried a handgun.

    Mr. Garcia was being held in the Lucas County jail last night in lieu of $600,000 bond. He declined a request for an interview.

    Investigators said the victim was waiting for a friend Monday when she heard a knock at her apartment.

    She started to open the door, then realized it was Mr. Garcia and tried to close the door. He pushed it open and pushed her back into the center of the living room, according to an incident report.

    An argument ensued and Mr. Garcia allegedly punched her several times in the stomach, the report states. He told her she didn’t deserve to have his baby, threatened to kill her, and warned that he could kill her other two children who were in the home – ages 1 and 5 – “very easily.” He told her not to call police or he or someone else would find her, the report indicates.

    He then sexually assaulted her, the report states. He later allowed her to go to the bathroom to try to stop vaginal bleeding she was experiencing. While in the bathroom, she used her cell phone several times to try to call the friend who was supposed to come to her home. She couldn’t reach her but contacted the friend’s mother, who contacted her daughter, the report states.

    The victim’s friend pulled in as Mr. Garcia left the apartment building. She found the victim curled up on the living room floor and took her to Flower Hospital, where she miscarried in the emergency room, said Detective Cathy Stooksbury.

    “A child not born yet – that’s absolutely so innocent. A woman that wanted another baby. Somebody does this. It’s tough. It’s really tough,” the detective said.

    The victim, in a telephone interview last night with The Blade, said she is angry and sad. “I’m sad for losing the baby, and I’m sad he could be so inconsiderate. No compassion, like he has no feelings about life,” she said.

    The Blade does not identify victims of sexual assaults.

    The victim said she has known Mr. Garcia a little more than a year, and that they broke up after an alleged domestic violence incident in January. The two later started talking again and she told him she was pregnant.

    “I wanted him to be there and around to be a father,” the victim said.

    When that didn’t happen and the two began arguing again, the woman said she told him she didn’t want to see him anymore. The woman said she hopes Mr. Garcia receives a “harsh sentence” for the death of her fetus.

    “I want him to sit and think about what he has done and how much pain he’s caused,” she said.

    Detective Stooksbury said there is a history of verbal and physical abuse by Mr. Garcia against the victim. She said the victim had a temporary protection order against him.

    The incident report indicates Mr. Garcia was scheduled to appear yesterday in Sylvania Municipal Court for sentencing on a prior domestic violence charge involving the victim.

    The woman urged abuse victims to leave their abuser the first time they are assaulted and to notify authorities.

    “It never stops,” she said. “They’ll turn around and do it again.”

    Contact Christina Hall at
    chall@theblade.com
    or 419-724-6007.

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  • OR Staff

    The link is working, but you may not be able to access the report if you do not have Adobe Acrobat. Here is the text:

    Proponent, House Bill 2503 March 15,2005
    House Committee on Health and Human Services
    Dear Chairman Morrison and committee members,
    My name is Detective William Howard. I joined the Kansas City Kansas Police Department in
    1982. I am here today to testify truthfully about events that I witnessed at an abortion clinic
    while performing my lawful duties as an officer. I am only here to relay the facts of my official
    investigation and do not represent either side of the issue of abortion by virtue of my role in the
    community.
    On September 18 , 2003 my partner and I went to investigate a theft reported by Dr. Krishna th
    Rajanna, at the Affordable Medicine Clinic at 1030 Central Ave, in KCK. Dr. Rajanna
    took us to the rear area, which could be described as a break room, to discuss employees he
    held responsible for money missing from his business. During this interview phase, my partner
    and I made these observations.
    First, the doctor had an unkempt appearance. Dr. Rajanna lacked personal hygiene. His hair
    was messy, hands dirty, and his clothing was wrinkled and stained. He put on old, used foot
    booties while we were there.
    The clinic was dirty inside. As we proceeded through the facility I noted the back area was
    very dark and dingy looking with poor lighting and smelling musty. We entered the “break
    room” to interview Rajanna. There were dirty dishes in the sink and on the tabletop, trash
    everywhere, and roaches crawling across the countertops, with a smell of a stench in the room.
    Frankly, I was reluctant to sit down. I noted there weren’t containers for medical waste with
    universally recognized hazardous waste labels on them. On the way out my partner observed
    that the “procedure room” was filthy. He told me that he saw dried blood on the floor and the
    room looked “nasty” to him.
    The clinic was disorganized. Papers and other miscellaneous documents were strewn about
    causing there to be “clutter” everywhere. Dr. Rajanna apparently kept very poor records. He
    could not recall when these alleged thefts had occurred nor was he organized enough to locate
    any documents to support his allegations. I also noticed that the assistants seemed to be running
    everything though they were barely out of their teens. There were no credentials on the wall.
    One spoke only Spanish. I looked at the patient sign-in sheet as part of the investigation and it
    consisted merely of notebook paper.
    This general lack of a professional and sanitary environment starkly contrasted with all my
    experiences inside other doctor offices.
    It was determined that Dr. Rajanna’ theft charges could not be substantiated. Bank
    employees told us Dr. Rajanna has such loose record keeping practices concerning payroll
    checks that fraud could never be verified. Apparently the employees are allowed to write out
    their own payroll checks because Dr. Rajanna’s printing is difficult to read. I was also given
    several checks to verify this for comparison and his signature is indeed a scribble mark.
    I received full co-operation from the Employees accused of the theft. They were initially treated as
    suspects, given their Miranda rights and provided us with full statements. In a statement to me one
    witness/suspect related how Dr. Rajanna was a filthy man who did not properly sterilize his
    equipment. The medical equipment was cleaned with Clorox and water then put in a “dishwasher”.
    The aborted fetuses were placed inside Styrofoam cups and put in the refrigerator freezer next to TV
    dinners. The female witness went on to describe of how she and other girls actually witnessed Rajanna
    microwave one of the aborted fetuses and stir it into his lunch. I have heard that some Middle
    Easterners eat the placenta from birth and that they believe that this adds longevity to life. I thought
    “Maybe” this could be what she was referring to. This witness claimed other employees who had seen
    him do the very same thing.
    The initial witness related that she felt that she had been terminated because she was pregnant. She was
    repeatedly encouraged to terminate the pregnancy and told that she would not serve as a good
    representative of this clinic by carrying the pregnancy to term. According to this witness, she was
    starting to feel compassion for the females who were being summarily ushered in and out without
    adequate recovery time.
    I became so disturbed by the condition of this medical clinic that I contacted District Attorney
    Nick Tomasic and requested a meeting to discuss these issues. Bare in mind, I am an experienced
    police officer who has worked in every aspect in law enforcement and had spent my last five years in
    the homicide unit where I worked countless community deaths. I thought I had heard and seen every
    vile, disgusting crime scene but was in for a new shock when I started this investigation. Nick
    Tomasic permitted me an appointment so I brought the witness directly to him where she gave him a
    first person statement of her account. I repeatedly warned her not to lie or exaggerate. The witness was
    also told that she could be prosecuted for any false statements made from this moment forward, but
    that the prior statements would not be prosecutable. She told the exact same story to DA Tomasic as
    she had told us.
    I was informed that no laws had been violated. After this Meeting, Mr. Tomasic told me
    that he would have his staff research the information for any law violations. Later, Mr.Tomasic
    provided me a list of 3 numbers and agencies that I could contact to complain to about this
    clinic. I personally contacted the numbers on the list. One of the people I talked with was a
    female from Board of Healing Arts. I no longer have her name or any of the numbers I called
    regarding this investigation, but I believe I contacted Board of Healing Arts and someone from
    hazardous waste disposal center. I do not recall the third agency. The person at the Board,
    whose name I don’t know, related that numerous complaints had been made about the clinic
    but no laws have been violated. Finally, I gave this list of phone numbers to the witness and
    advised her that she could contact these numbers to describe the environment she had worked
    in and this was my very last contact with anyone involved with this investigation.
    In March of 2004, I learned that an official investigation was underway and was requested to
    give a statement. My partner has testified as to these same events April 30, 2004, before a
    group of Senators here at the Capitol at the request of Sen. Kerr. Thank you for your time, I
    stand for questions.

  • Don Spitz

    All babykilling abortionists should be in prison and/or on death row. Death row would be the justice they deserve for murdering helpless babies.

  • A baby lover

    Abortion is murder, so why is it legal? People should be arrested for killing such little, innocent human beings!! Why does America allow people to kill someone that has no chance to even fight? Why does America want women to have the chance to kill something inside of them just because they screwed up and got pregnant, or because they were raped? Abortion isn’t the only choice out there.

  • any follow up on this situation?

  • Operation Rescue

    Yes, Rajanna’s clinic closed and is being turned into a restaurant. You can read about it here:

    http://www.operationrescue.org/?p=192