Local pro-life advocates are urging Kansas City, Kansas leaders to take action after they uncovered secret plans by the Planned Parenthood abortion chain to open a new facility in the city.
Ron Kelsey, president of the pro-life group Planned Parenthood Exposed, said Kansans do not want their state to become a destination for abortions. Texas and Wyoming recently passed laws protecting unborn babies from abortions, and Kansas has seen an increase in women traveling from these states for abortions.
This month, after learning of Planned Parenthood’s plans, Kelsey launched the Stop Planned Parenthood in KCK campaign to keep the abortion chain from expanding in Kansas City.
“Our innocent, defenseless unborn residents are being killed yearly at an unfathomable number and Planned Parenthood is the primary executioner,” Kelsey wrote to city leaders last week. “And now they want a location in KCK!! Obviously, the killings will only increase with this location.”
He told LifeNews that they are encouraging pro-lifers to pray outside the building at 6013 Leavenworth Road and to contact local elected officials.
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Earlier this month, pro-life advocates uncovered a public document at the Oklahoma County Assessor’s Office that shows a connection between the Leavenworth Road property and the abortion chain.
Kelsey said the property is owned by HealthTec Initiatives LLC, which appears to be a façade company for Planned Parenthood.
“Planned Parenthood has intentionally and deceptively hidden its presence under a shroud of legal secrecy,” Kelsey said. “Just recently, the same strategy was used in Edmond, OK. HealthTec Initiatives LLC … purchased a building, renovated it, and then granted the deed to Planned Parenthood. The community was unaware that this was a Planned Parenthood clinic until opening.”
Frequently, the abortion chain renovates or constructs new facilities under other names to avoid public protests and trouble with contractors quitting after they find out the true purpose of the facility. This happened recently in Fairview Heights, Illinois and in Visalia, California.
In Kansas City, Kelsey said it appears that Planned Parenthood is almost finished with its renovations of the Leavenworth Road facility. But pro-life advocates still hope to stop the abortion chain from opening there.
Right now, they are working to raise awareness in the community and to urge city leaders to delay approval of the abortion chain’s occupational license. They also want the city to adopt new zoning ordinances to stop abortion facilities from opening near schools and residential areas.
“I believe that Planned Parenthood’s deceptive, secretive actions are adequate justification for delaying an occupation license for Planned Parenthood,” Kelsey told city leaders in his letter.
Pro-lifers also have scheduled regular peaceful protests outside the facility to pray and raise awareness about the likelihood that an abortion facility may open there soon. On Monday, pro-lifers on the sidewalk said they talked with a local business owner who was upset when she learned about the plans
Kelsey said Kansans succeeded in stopping Planned Parenthood from opening at a Minnesota Avenue property in 2019, and they hope for success again this time.
Planned Parenthood is a billion-dollar abortion chain that aborts more unborn babies than any other group in the United States. Its latest annual report, which is publicly available online, shows more than 354,000 abortions, about 40 percent of all abortions in the U.S. At the same time, it provided less contraception, sterilizations, cancer screenings, adoption referrals and other women’s health services than the previous year, mirroring a continued downward trend.
Its patient numbers also have been dropping steadily over the past decade amid numerous reports of allegedly unethical and illegal activities, including selling aborted baby body parts, botching abortions that killed women, covering up the sexual abuse of minors, discriminating against pregnant and racial minority employees, exploiting young girls by selling cross-sex hormones and more.
ACTION ALERT: stop Planned Parenthood in KCK is encouraging pro-lifers to take the following actions: Respectfully contact Mayor Tyrone Garner at [email protected] or (913) 573-5010 and the board of commissioners at [email protected] or (913) 573-5040. Ask them to please refuse to issue a certificate of occupancy to Planned Parenthood and/or its associate organization at 6013 Leavenworth Road, and to pass ordinances to restrict abortion facilities from residential areas and nearby schools.