Ex-doc dumps abortion files in Kan. recycling bin?
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) – More than 1,000 private
abortion records from a defunct clinic have been found discarded in a recycling
bin outside an elementary school near Kansas
City, Kan., prompting a police investigation and outrage from people on both
sides of the abortion debate.
The patient records found Saturday came from Affordable
Medical and Surgical Services in Kansas City, Kan., which closed after its
doctor, Krishna Rajanna, lost his medical license in 2005. The records detail
names, birth dates, telephone numbers, Social Security numbers and the patients'
health history, including if any abortions were performed, The Kansas City
Star reported (http://bit.ly/GVUz7Z ). They included patients from almost
every county in the Kansas City area and beyond, from Topeka to Freeman, Mo.
Between 2000 and 2005, Rajanna was either fined or
disciplined four times by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts and inspectors who
visited his clinic in 2005 and reported it was not clean.
Rajanna said he threw the personal documents into recycling
bins at Brookridge Elementary School on Friday.
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