For­mer abor­tion doc­tor dumps files in school bin

The Washington Times Daily - - Nation -

OVER­LAND PARK | 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, 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, 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 his­to­ries, in­clud­ing whether any abortions were per­formed, the Kansas City Star re­ported.

From 2000 to 2005, Mr. 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.

Mr. Ra­janna said he threw the per­sonal doc­u­ments into re­cy­cling bins at Brookridge El­e­men­tary School on Fri­day.

“I was un­der the im­pres­sion that these would not be seen by any­one,”

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