Wichita landlord suing to block abortion plans in his building
WICHITA, Kansas, February 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The landlord of a Wichita business park has sued abortionist Mila Means and obtained a temporary order blocking her from starting a new abortion business in her current office.
Means is currently in training once a month at the Aid for Women abortion mill in Kansas City, Kansas, where she is being taught how to do abortions.
According to the suit, Means contacted Foliage Development, Inc., the landlord for her office located at 9916 E. Harry, Suite 105, and told them of her intent to begin offering abortions on Saturdays starting sometime later this year. The landlord indicated to her at that time that she could not do so because it would violate provisions of her contract that prohibit causing a nuisance. Means indicated that she would proceed with her abortion plans despite objections.
The company then filed suit and was granted a temporary restraining order Friday against Means until a full hearing can be held. That hearing is scheduled for February 15, 2011, at 9:00 AM in Division 26 at the County Courthouse in Wichita. Pro-life leaders, including Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, are scheduled to testify about plans to stage continued protests in the event that Means should begin abortions at any location.
Operation Rescue led the first protest at Means’ office, gathering nearly 100 people to oppose her intent to conduct abortions there. Other smaller protests have followed. Wichita has been free from abortions since the closure of Women’s Health Care Services, in June of 2009.
Operation Rescue has also expressed concerns that an abortion business operated by Means would be a danger to the public. She was disciplined by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts in 2007 for having an inappropriate relationship with a patient and for undisclosed offenses that were sexual in nature.
There has been an outpouring of community opposition to Means’ plans to bring an abortion business back to Wichita.
At least three tenants leasing space in the same business park have threatened to move if abortions are done there, indicating that the abortion plans and the ensuing public protests would present an unacceptable disruption to their businesses.
“Whoever thinks they can set up an abortion business in Wichita has seriously underestimated the resolve of this community to remain abortion free,” said Newman. “All peaceful and legal means will be used to prevent the further loss of innocent life by abortion in a community that is more than weary of it.”
A second Wichita abortionist, Greg Linhardt, an anesthesiologist who is also training in Kansas City to do abortions, is considering opening his own abortion clinic separate from Means; however, his future plans are less clear.
Background on the two prospective Wichita abortionists is available here.