Topeka, KS – Operation Rescue submitted over 2,500 pages of documentation of abortion abuses to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment yesterday at a public meeting taking comments on new clinic regulations that will go into effect in late October.
“We have documented a long list of abortion clinic horrors in Kansas, including patient injuries and death, filthy and dangerous clinic conditions, and illegal activity,” said Operation Rescue President troy Newman. “These new regulations will give enforcement agencies the teeth they need to enforce the laws and protect women and their pre-born babies from abortion abuses.”
Newman and Operation Rescue’s Senior Policy Advisor Cheryl Sullenger each made presentations. Sullenger detailed horrific abortion abuses, such as patient deaths, patient rapes, unlicensed and illegal abortions, filthy conditions, and even murder that could have been prevented if regulations like those proposed in Kansas were in effect elsewhere.
After about 12 minutes of comments, Sullenger was cut off and literally pushed from the podium.
“The truth is that there are not hours in the day or days in the week to fully explain how women have been preyed upon, exploited, and injured by an out-of-control and unaccountable abortion cartel,” said Sullenger. “Twelve minutes did not scratch the surface.”
Peter Brownlie of Planned Parenthood of Kansas made statements opposing the new regulations, even though his abortion clinic was eventually licensed under the new law. “Just because a regulation can be met doesn’t mean it should be met,” he said.
“That’s Mr. Brownlie. Always working to keep abortion dangerous,” noted Newman. Planned Parenthood faces 107 criminal charges in Kansas for illegal late-term abortions and manufacturing evidence to cover it up.
Herbert Hodes, who operates an abortion mill in Overland Park with his daughter, Traci Nauser, who is also an abortionist, spoke against physical examinations for women prior to abortions, and lobbied to release surgical abortion patients 15 minutes after surgery, instead of the two hour required by the new regulations.
Sen. Peggy Mast also defended the regulations and told of the Legislature’s reasons for passing them. One example was the case of Krishna Rajanna, who operated an appallingly filthy and dangerous abortion mill in Kansas City, Kansas. “He ran women through like cattle in a slaughterhouse. It took two years to close him down,” she said.
“To allow the abortion industry in the state of Kansas to dictate to the Board, how it is to operate, how it is to be regulated, is much like the fox guarding the hen house,” said Newman.
“These abortion clinic regulations are a long time coming. I make no excuses for wanting to restrict access to abortion services, particularly ones provided by the shoddy, filthy type of organizations run in this state.”