by Steven Ertelt
June 5, 2006
Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) — An abortion business that did abortions for over 20 years in Wichita, Kansas has closed down. The Central Women’s Services abortion facility has sold its business to an undisclosed buyer and the building it occupied for two decades has also sold.
Staff at Central also held a yard sale at the end of last month to sell off the rest of its possessions, including business supplies, office equipment, and furniture.
Local pro-life advocate Cheryl Sullenger, an Operation Rescue spokeswoman who frequently monitors local abortion centers, attended the yard sale and went inside the abortion facility.
“There really wasn’t much there,” Sullenger said in a statement provided to LifeNews.com.
“It was very dingy and crowded inside, and not particularly clean," she explained. "Most of the items for sale had seen better days, for sure. It must have been a very depressing experience to have had an abortion at such a dumpy office. As I toured the building, I felt a real sense of loss for the babies that died there.”
Central Women’s Services was suffering financial difficulties in recent months, and was behind on their rent at the building. They had scaled back doing abortions to just two days per month.
According to Sullenger, Sherman Zaremski of Kansas City drove three hours to Wichita to do abortions. In January, former Planned Parenthood employee Ronald Yeomans, who had had run-ins with the state health board, took over doing the abortions at Central.
Central came under fire in June 2005 when Operation Rescue discovered that the bodies of babies aborted there were “processed” and dumped at a landfill in the Kansas City area.
In July 2005, the pro-life group documented a botched abortion.
Most of the abortions done in the Wichita area are performed at Women’s Health Care Services, the abortion business owned by infamous late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller.
Tiller currently faces a grand jury investigation in the January 2005 botched abortion death of a mentally disabled teenager. Wichita residents submitted several thousand petitions calling for the probe.