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Leaked Documents Show Private Medical Records Illegally Dumped by Kansas City Abortion Clinic

Records show Central Family Medical treated private patient information with same regard as junk mail. Groups call for closure in light of dangerous practices revealed by the document cache.

Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034, info.operationrescue@gmail.com; both with Operation Rescue/Pro-Life Nation
 
KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 2, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Operation Rescue announces the release of a report including a video based on leaked documents related to Central Family Medical, also known as Aid for Women, an abortion clinic in Kansas City, Kansas. Those documents contain improperly discarded private medical information for 86 women, including at least four minors, who visited the clinic for abortions during the single month of April, 2012.
 
Some of the documents indicate that the abortion clinic may never report suspected abuse as required by law.
 
"Evidence shows that Central Family Medical has predetermined that no woman walking through their doors will have been the victim of abuse," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. "That places women, especially minor girls, at risk of being handed back to their abusers where they will suffer further harm. That alone is a betrayal of these vulnerable women and deserving of closure and criminal charges."
 
The documents were leaked to Operation Rescue by a confidential informant after other efforts to alert regulators failed. The material had been improperly discarded by the abortion facility.
 
The records, which have been secured by Operation Rescue to protect the privacy of patients since Central Family Medical failed to do so, consist of the following and more: 
 
  • Names, ages and contact information of abortion patients.
     
  • Gestational ages of their pregnancies.
     
  • Photocopies of patient driver's licenses.
     
  • The date and cost of the abortions.
     
  • Sonograms with information such as patient name, date, and age of the pre-born baby.
     
  • Empty cash envelopes that indicated the names of the abortion patients, date of the abortions, how much cash was placed in the envelopes, and other medical information.
     
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment Supplemental Termination of Pregnancy reports that were pre-printed with an "X" in the "No" box for the question of whether a report was made of suspected abuse as required by law.
     
  • Communications from the clinic medical director admitting that the only suction mechanism they have to clear airways is a uterine cannula attached to the abortion suction machine that would likely injure the trachea and that the clinic staff will not intubate patients who need it out of fear of lawsuits.
     
  • Admission that the surgical assistants have no licensing whatsoever.

 

"There can be no doubt that abortionist Ron Yeomans and his administrator Mark Pederson, are operating a dangerous abortion business that poses a danger to the public," said Newman. "Women who walk into that abortion clinic are playing Russian Roulette with their lives."

 

Central Family Medical joined other abortionists in Kansas in a suit to block implementation of a 2011 clinic licensing law. Before the law was enacted, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment had determined that CFM would not qualify for licensing because it could not meet minimum safety requirements.

 

This incident is the second this year involving illegally dumped abortion records in Kansas. In March, abortionist Krishna Rajanna dumped hundreds of abortion records in a public recycling bin. The records were discovered by a woman who turned them over to the Kansas City Star.

 

Operation Rescue has filed complaints with the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and the Kansas State Nursing Board over the apparent violations found in the documents discarded by Central Family Medical. Operation Rescue is asking for discipline and a closure of the clinic.

 

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