Profit-driven, aging Kansas abortionist glorified in NYMag
Last week, the online New York Magazine posted a lengthy piece painting a rosy picture of abortion and a “heroic provider” in Kansas.
The focus of the 2,435-word-long profile, written by Caitlin Moscatello, is 75-year-old abortionist, Ronald Yeomans, now employed by Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas.
The writer portrays Yeomans as a Baptist-raised, devoted husband and anti-war pacifist who enjoys conversing with seminarians; a man who this particular Saturday morning “could be playing golf right now.” Instead he spends much of his work day brutally dismembering fully-formed unborn children, one by one, and mindfully reassembling each set of body parts onto trays.
Over and over.
With a price tag of up to $2,000 for each “procedure.”
What is the larger point Moscatello is using Yeomans to illustrate? That 100 years after its beginnings, Planned Parenthood operates two of the four abortion clinics in Kansas.
What Moscatello doesn’t tell you is that Yeomans returned to Planned Parenthood employment after he closed the sordid Aid for Women “cash only” abortion clinic in July 2014 due to “falling profits.”
For decades Aid for Women (AFW) was located in one of the poorest inner-city neighborhoods in Kansas City, Kansas. It used a series of abortionists with a documented history of malpractice and disciplinary actions from the state medical board. Those disgraced practitioners include original co-owner abortionists Malcolm Knarr and Sherman Zaremski, as well as later staff abortionists, Kris Neuhaus and Krishna Rajanna.
Under Yeomans’ control, the AFW website expanded its churlish critique of the “Woman’s Right to Know” state health department-provided information. This information is required by law to be accessed by clients 24 hours prior to obtaining any Kansas abortion. It is available both as a handout and online.
Yeomans’ AFW website discredited the state health information as authorized by “Republican misogynist (women-hating) bullies.” Yeoman’s website included rants and bizarre statements, for example, that cancer was a living human organism like the unborn child. (Read more here)
YEOMAN’S CLINIC FAILED STATE INSPECTION
You also won’t read in New York Magazine that in June 2011, with Yeomans at the helm, AFW was unable to pass state inspection for a Kansas abortion clinic license. However, because the new licensure law was soon enjoined in state court, AFW’s deficient facilities stayed open for business.
(photo of Aid For Women)
Yeomans challenged the 2011 licensure law in federal court, then dropped his suit and had the gall to have his attorneys file for state reimbursement for their legal fees! (Reimbursement was denied.)
One of Yeomans’ AFW attorneys is married to the radically pro-abortion judge on the Kansas Court of Appeals, G. Gordon Atcheson. The appellate court's split decision issued in January (read more here) included Atcheson's 38-page long concurring opinion defending the discovery of a“state right to abortion.” Due in large part to Atcheson, the Kansas 2015 ban on dismemberment abortions is under injunction and not in effect.
As a result, Yeomans and Planned Parenthood Great Plains' other abortionist, 74-year-old Orrin Moore, can continue to profit from performing those barbaric dismemberment abortions. On the PPGP website, the dismemberment abortion method is described as, ” Medical instruments and a suction machine gently empty your uterus.” That’s one whale of an understatement.
CIRCUIT-RIDING AT AGE 75
Another “service” Yeomans does for profit is to drive six hours roundtrip to Wichita to dispense abortion pills at a hole-in-the-wall PPGP clinic. He shares this new circuit task with Moore, and they alternate weeks.
Yeomans tells New York Magazine that although this circuit is taxing, it shows how he is “needed.” I’d argue he’s needed only in the sense that Planned Parenthood decided in March that they needed their guys to get a cut of the profits that the other Wichita abortion clinic was reaping in abortion pills.
Which leaves as unanswered, the question, “what about the ‘needs’ of women experiencing problems with the powerful abortion drugs they ingested-- when Yeomans /Moore are three hours away in Overland Park?”
So, Ron Yeomans, who could (as Moscatello tells readers in the first paragraph) be playing golf like retirees of his age, is still plying the grisly trade of abortion.
The audience that this piece is written for is supposed to be in awe of his dedication.
And to cap it off, the author reveals Yeomans hopes his 16-year-old granddaughter will follow in his footsteps because, “she started her school’s first feminist club, wants to be a doctor [and visits him] at the clinic.”
Well, the rest of us can only pray that Yeoman’s granddaughter will take a different path-- perhaps with the influence of America’s pro-life millennial majority.