Anti-Abortion Group Says State was to Lenient with Doctor

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An anti-abortion group says the state was too lenient with a doctor whose clinic fell short of standards for cleanliness.

The group Kansans for Life called a news conference to criticize
the $1,000 fine assessed last month against Doctor Krishna Rajanna. Abortion opponents frequently cite the case of the Kansas City, Kansas, doctor to argue that the state should license such clinics.

Rajanna has signed a consent order with the state Board of Healing Arts, which will conduct two surprise inspections by mid-August. Rajanna also agreed to become certified in reviving patients whose hearts stop.

The Board of Healing Arts found that his clinic appeared cluttered. It said some items were improperly kept in a utility room and in the freezer of a refrigerator that also contained food.