Kansas Abortion Practitioner Subject of State Health Board Complaint

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 27, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 27
, 2007

Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) — A pro-life organization has filed a complaint with the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts alleging that Kansas City abortion practitioner Sherman Zaremski failed to report the rape of an 11-year old girl that resulted in a pregnancy.

Operation Rescue says it has received confirmation that the case has been assigned to an investigator on the state panel.

The pro-life group says Zaremski did an abortion on the young girl in Wichita at the now closed Central Women’s Services abortion business.

After the abortion, Zaremski allegedly allowed the girl to return to her stepfather, Robert Estrada, who sexually abused the young girl and her sister over several years. The abuse resulted in four pregnancies, according to the group and the young girl in question later gave birth to twins on her 12th birthday.

"Zaremski could have stopped the abuse by reporting her pregnancy to the authorities, but he did not," OR spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger, who filed the complaint, told LifeNews.com in a statement.

"Because of his refusal to obey the Kansas child abuse mandatory reporting laws, he condemned the girls to several more years of unspeakable torment," Sullenger added. "He needs to pay for that."

When he was the state’s attorney general, Phil Kline referred the girl’s medical records to District Attorney Nola Foulston.

Estrada was sentenced last October for the rapes, which were reported to authorities by an adoption agency that had been contacted because of another pregnancy. The girls’ mother, Patricia Estrada, was also sentenced for knowing about the sexual attacks, but doing nothing to stop them.

Zaremski was a plaintiff in the controversial Aid for Women v. Foulston federal court case where abortion practitioners sued the state for the ability to be exempt from the mandatory child abuse reporting laws.

He continues to run an abortion business in Kansas City, known as Aid for Women.