Kansas Pro-Life Group Says New Abortion Practitioner is Unlicensed

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 7, 2006

Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) — A Kansas pro-life group is worried that a new abortion practitioner at a small abortion business in Wichita is operating with an "inactive" medical license. The group says that places women at a health and safety risk and more women could die like a mentally disabled teen who died last year from a botched abortion.

The pro-life group Operation Rescue says Ronald Norman Yeomans the new abortion practitioner at Central Women’s Services is currently operating on a Kansas medical license with an “inactive” status.

The group also says Yeomans has come under fire before with allegations of medical malpractice. He settled two medical malpractice lawsuits in another state where he did abortions and paid substantial amounts of money to avoid trial.

The pro-life organization says a complaint has been filed with the Kansas Board of Healing Arts against Yeomans.

Troy Newman, the group’s president said Yeomans seems to think he is "above the law by operating on an inactive medical license."

"This, coupled with the two malpractice charges that we know about, has led us to believe that he is unnecessarily placing Kansas women and children at risk," Newman added.

According to the group, Central Women’s Services doesn’t perform many abortions and normally does them just once or twice a month. Operation Rescue says the abortion business did not perform any abortions between December 23, 2005 and January 30, 2006.

On January 31, CWS began performing abortions again and replaced elderly abortion practitioner Sherman Zaremski with Yeomans, who will perform abortions both there and at Zaremski’s Kansas City abortion center, known as Aid for Women.

Aid for Women has come under criticism for opposing the state;s mandatory reporting requirements for statutory rape.

Yeomans formerly performed abortions for Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, which operates an abortion facility in Overland Park, Kansas, where Yeomans lives.

According to Kansans for Life, another pro-life group, the Overland Park abortion business had numerous violations found by Kansas authorities but Yeomans was never held accountable for them.

OR also says he has done abortions at Planned Parenthood’s abortion business in St. Louis.

In 2003, he left Kansas for West Virginia and did abortions at the Women’s Health Center, an abortion center in Charleston.

Yeomans also holds active medical licenses in Indiana and Missouri and expired licenses in Arizona and Ohio.