UPDATE: 1st Kansas abortion clinic falls under new regs; “we’re doomed,” says fellow abortionist


The Associated Press reports today that the first abortion clinic in Kansas has been denied its license to operate under new regulations adopted by the Kansas Department of Health.

A lawyer for the Aid for Women clinic in Kansas City, Kan., said Friday that it received a notice that its application for a license had been denied by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment without an inspection. Attorney Cheryl Pilate said the clinic was looking at its legal options but would have to close, at least temporarily.

The clinic received its notice on the same day the leader of a regional Planned Parenthood chapter said inspectors who spent two days at its Overland Park clinic found it will comply with all new regulations. An inspection of the third provider is scheduled for Wednesday. All three are in the Kansas City area.

“We’re doomed,” said Dr. Herbert Hodes, who performs abortions for the third provider, the Women’s Health Center, also in Overland Park.

Quack Dr. Hodes is the one who also recently told the press that he could do abortions “in 2 minutes or less” and “It’s certainly less complicated than pulling all four wisdom teeth.” Planned Parenthood says a first-trimester abortion should take 5 to 10 minutes.

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