May 10, 2012/Kansas City, Kansas --
Revelations that a Kansas City abortion clinic may be breaking the law by failing to report incidents of suspected abuse are only the latest in a long and sordid history of patient injuries, sloppy practices, dirty conditions, and disciplinary action that the clinic has experienced over its years of operation.
"The Central Family Medical abortion clinic has been proven to pose a serious danger to the public. It is unbelievable that it is allowed to continue operations," said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. "An investigation is certainly in order, especially in light of what we found in documents leaked to us by a confidential informant, which show a continuing pattern of disregard for the law and for patient safety."
Abortion clinic documents now securely in Operation Rescue's possession show that Central Family Medical, also known as Aid for Women, uses pre-printed forms that are filed with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) indicating that no abuse reports are ever filed.
Complaints were filed with the KDHE, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, the Kansas State Board of Nursing, and the Attorney General's office. So far, only the Board of Healing Arts has acknowledged that it has opened an investigation.
"We appreciate the rapid response from the KSBHA, but are disappointed that the Attorney General has been slow to act. This is a serious criminal issue with the safety of vulnerable girls on the line," said Newman.
The dark background of this clinic should be taken into consideration.
Central Family Medical is owned by William Malcom Knarr, a disgraced abortionist who was disciplined for shoddy medical practices in the 1990s. Knarr had a felony conviction in Oklahoma in 1970 for the sale of marijuana and LSD and the possession of hashish. He failed to report these convictions on a federal application and to the KSBHA when he applied for a medical license in Kansas in 1984.
Knarr's Kansas license was suspended in 1994 for a variety of charges, including:
- Patient care issues including botched abortions
- Failure to maintain malpractice insurance
- Wrote prescriptions in violation of Federal Regulations
- Prescribed and administered drugs without federal registration
- Failed to monitor drugs resulting in the disappearance of narcotics