The Kansas abortionist who had his license pulled and clinic closed after high-profile accusations by at least one employee that he microwaved a fetus and mixed it into his lunch says the charge is ”outrageous” because he’s a vegetarian who is squeamish about meat.
”I was raised very strictly,” Krishna Rajanna told the Kansas City Pitch Weekly. ”My mother would commit suicide before she’d even think of touching a meat product.”
Though he says his diet has become more lax since moving from India in the 1970s, he would never eat a fetus.
”This is outrageous,” he said.
He says the accusation by former clinic staffer Julia Walton Garcia was just an attempt at revenge for firing her.
No charges were brought against Rajanna for the alleged fetus consumption, but not because law enforcement authorities disbelieved the accusation. The problem for the district attorney was that there are no laws against eating fetuses.
After being provided information about horrific conditions of a Kansas abortion clinic nearly two years ago, the Kansas state board in charge of regulating such facilities took months to investigate it and even longer to shut it down. It was finally shut down in March. Rajanna lost his license earlier this month.
Garcia made the charge to Detective William Howard of the Kansas City Police Department and to District Attorney Nick Tomasic.
”Julia went on to describe how she and the other girls actually witnessed Rajanna microwave one of the aborted fetuses and stir it into his lunch,” explained Howard, the investigating officer in the case. ”Julia claimed that she shared this (information) with some of the other employees, who confirmed that they had seen him do the very same thing.”
Howard was so disturbed by the charge that he took Garcia to see Tomasic. Though Howard warned Garcia that lying to a district attorney would be a serious offense, she reportedly told the same story to Tomasic.
But Tomasic’s hands were tied. There were no laws on the books to prohibit an abortionist – or anyone else – from eating a human unborn baby.
Rajanna is appealing the revocation of his medical license by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts.
The board unanimously ruled that Rajanna’s license should be pulled after a series of inspections turned up such things as a dead mouse in the clinic hallway, filled syringes in an unlocked refrigerator, carpet in a surgical area and a facility that was generally unkempt.
”They’re just making it up with no proof whatsoever,” he told the Kansas City Star. ”We’re always under attack. It’s not something new. They would always take a lie and make it as big as can be and that’s exactly what is happening.”
Rajanna first came to the attention of police in September 2003 when he called the cops to investigate alleged employee theft. Howard responded.
”I thought I had heard and seen every vile, disgusting crime scene, but was in for a new shock when I started this investigation,” he would say later. Howard turned the matter over to the local district attorney and three state agencies.
While Rajanna denied the accusation about eating fetuses, he did admit keeping fetuses in Styrofoam cups in the refrigerator along with food and drink.
The accusation Rajanna ate fetuses was reiterated by Kansas Attorney General Phil Kline in a legislative hearing on regulating abortion clinics. He presented a legislative committee with the affidavit prepared by Howard and presented photographs of Rajanna’s clinic showing it was cluttered and unsanitary.
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