Protest and Press Conference Set for Thursday, March 31 at Noon outside the Wichita Planned Parenthood
By Cheryl Sullenger
Wichita, KS – The Planned Parenthood facility in Wichita, Kansas has been selling abortion drugs for less than two weeks, and already they have increased the price they are charging for an abortion.
During a call placed to the Wichita facility on March 21, 2016, a Planned Parenthood representative notified the caller, “Full cost if you were to pay in full is $659, that’s if you have a positive blood type. If you’re negative, it’s $755.02.” When asked about the drugs used for abortions, she did not know how to pronounce either drug.
However, a different Planned Parenthood employee told a caller on March 29, that the cost for a medication abortion at the Wichita Planned Parenthood facility is $709 for a positive blood type and $815 for a negative blood type.
This latest pricing puts medication abortions at Wichita’s Planned Parenthood $152-258 above the national average cost of $557.
“With the Wichita Planned Parenthood located in a poor African-American neighborhood, that means it is poor women will be targeted for abortions at Beverly Hills prices,” said Newman. “This is predatory and exploitative pricing that preys on vulnerable poor women of color,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, whose national headquarters is just a few blocks the street from the Planned Parenthood office.
Operation Rescue will lead a noontime protest and press conference outside the Wichita Health Center Planned Parenthood on only its second abortion day since it first began selling abortions on March 17.
Protest and Press Conference Details:
When: Thursday, March 31, 2016, at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Wichita Health Center Planned Parenthood
2226 E Central, Wichita, Kansas
Why: To draw the public’s attention to dangerous abortion practices done by aging abortionists and to pray for an end to abortion in Wichita.
Operation Rescue has confirmed that aging abortionists who will be dispensing abortion pills in Wichita are Orrin Moore, 74, and Ronald Yeomans, 76. They will make the approximately three-hour drive to Wichita from the Kansas City area on a rotating basis every other week.
“The fact that Moore and Yeomans, neither of which have local hospital privileges, are three hours away means that they will not be around in the event of abortion complications, which are known to occur with medication abortions,” said Newman. “Women will be left to fend for themselves when things go wrong. That is placing the lives and health of women at risk. Once again, Planned Parenthood is placing profits above patients. We will do everything we can within the law to protect women and their babies from this predatory and exploitative abortion business.”