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Success: Kansas Abortion Facility, Subject of Operation Rescue Complaint for Failure to Report Abuse, Shuts Down

Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, info.operationrescue@gmail.com     
 
KANSAS CITY, Kan., July 27, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- A troubled Kansas City abortion facility, Central Family Medical, also known as Aid For Women, announced on its website that it has ceased operations effective July 26, 2014, stating that its abortionist, Ronald Yeomans, and clinic administrator were "retiring."

Pro-life activists discovered the closure when they arrived at the facility to offer help to abortion-bound women. After seeing no sign of activity on a normally busy Saturday, they checked the Aid for Women website and found the closure notice.

Aid for Women was under pressure from a Kansas State Board of Healing Arts investigation that was based on a complaint filed by Operation Rescue in 2012. That complaint included evidence that Aid For Women pre-checked boxes on official health department Termination of Pregnancy forms to indicate that there was no suspicion of abuse for women obtaining abortions at that facility. This indicated that Aid For Women engaged in the illegal practice of never reporting abuse.

Operation Rescue was informed just last week in a letter from the Board of Healing Arts that the two-year-old case against Aid For Women's only abortionist, Ronald Yeomans, was still ongoing.

"We are aware that Yeomans was feeling the heat from the Board on some very serious allegations, including failure to report suspected incidents of abuse," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. "While Board investigations are confidential, the case was at a point in time when we would expect that Yeomans was having his legal options limited. There is no doubt that in addition to the faithful presence of local pro-life activists outside that facility, our case contributed to his decision to retire and shut down his seedy abortion operation, although I doubt that he would ever admit it."

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