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Mon July 28, 2014
Kansas City's Aid For Women Clinic Shuts Its Doors
One of four remaining clinics in Kansas that provide abortions has closed because its doctor and manager have retired.
The Aid For Women clinic in Kansas City, Kansas, closed Saturday. It's referring patients to two clinics in suburban Kansas City and one in Wichita.
Retiring clinic manager Jeff Pederson says former patients need to fight for reproductive rights instead of relying on clinic workers to wage that battle.
The Wichita-based anti-abortion group Operation Rescue filed a complaint with the state Board of Healing Arts in 2012, alleging Aid For Women failed to report child sexual abuse.
A lawyer for the clinic denied those claims.
Operation Rescue on Sunday hailed the clinic's closing.