Judge blocks the Kansas abortion safety law
Kansas City, KS – The following is Operation Rescue’s statement on the ruling this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia blocking the new abortion safety law that went into effect today. Quote is attributable to Troy Newman, President, Operation Rescue.
Today a Federal judge overruled the will of the people, the State Legislature, and the Governor of Kansas by blocking enforcement of a new law that would have provided minimum safety standards for abortion clinics.
Two abortion clinics, which have never been inspected, continue to dangerously operate, placing the lives and health of women in danger. One other abortion clinic, Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood faces 107 criminal charges related to illegal late-term abortions and manufacturing evidence to cover up their crimes.
Let’s not forget why Kansas has been trying since 2003 to implement abortion safety standards. During that time, Operation Rescue has documented numerous botched abortions and at least one patient death along with a myriad of other abortion abuses. Kansas has one of the worst abortion health and safety records in the country.
It is ironic that the abortionist who initially filed the suit to block this law, Herbert Hodes, recently told the Kansas Legislature that he was aware of five abortion related deaths in the last five years, then not-so-mysteriously reneged on his statement when it drew shock from the public and scrutiny from the Board of Healing Arts.
A Kansas City abortion clinic run by Krishna Rajanna was closed after the medical board revoked his medical license. Conditions at his clinic sickened one police detective who later testified before the Legislature about the horrific conditions he experienced.
Another Kansas abortionist, Ann Kristin Neuhaus, faces disciplinary action that could include license revocation of her license after the KSBHA filed charges against her for shoddy doctoring related to illegal late-term abortion referrals.
Operation Rescue’s own headquarters is now located in a former abortion clinic where appalling conditions existed.
The need for abortion clinic accountability was graphically illustrated in a 911 recording released by Operation Rescue earlier today where a 35 year-old botched abortion patient was heard suffering and struggling for life. Judge Murguia has done nothing but condemn Kansas women to a similar fate.
Operation Rescue vows to continue working to expose abortion abuses and demand enforcement of the law.