Clinic business

Pro-lifers launch letter-writing campaign against possible new clinic

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann will lead a rosary outside a building believed to have been purchased for use by Planned Parenthood Great Plains at 6013 Leavenworth Rd., Kansas City, Kansas on April 9. LEAVEN FILE PHOTO BY DOUG HESSE

by Joe Bollig
joe.bollig@theleaven.org

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Alarm bells rang in Ron Kelsey’s head when he learned of a renovation to a medical office building here at 6013 Leavenworth Road.

This aligns with the approach used by Planned Parenthood to establish facilities in communities where there is opposition.

Kelsey, president of the pro-life organization Planned Parenthood Exposed, followed Planned Parenthood’s efforts to establish facilities in Fairview Heights, Illinois, east of St. Louis; Visalia, California; and Edmond, Oklahoma.

In each case, the future use and ownership of the facility was concealed from the public and municipal governments using another entity.

In Edmond, Oklahoma, the public face used to establish the clinic was HealthTec Initiatives LLC. It wasn’t until later that Planned Parenthood was revealed to be the real owner. Planned Parenthood Great Plains operates in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

HealthTec Initiatives LLC purchased and is renovating the building on Leavenworth Road. Kelsey worries that this, too, is a stealth effort to establish a Planned Parenthood Great Plains facility, he wrote in a March 16 letter to Unified Government officials in Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas.

Kevin Braun, a former Kansas state senator from District 5 and a member of St. Patrick’s Parish in Kansas City, Kansas, shares Kelsey’s concerns.

“The deed document I looked up revealed that the Planned Parenthood property located in Edmond, Oklahoma had undergone renovations while owned by a company named HealthTec Initiatives LLC, which then transferred ownership , free of charge, to Planned Parenthood just before opening,” Braun says.

“Regardless of the intention of HealthTec Initiatives LLC in Kansas City, Kansas, we can all agree that concealing the intended use of a property and transferring ownership just prior to opening is a clear breach of trust of the public,” he continued.

HealthTec Initiatives LLC was incorporated in Kansas on December 17, 2019, weeks after Planned Parenthood Great Plains’ efforts to establish a facility in Kansas City, Kansas failed. Protests and appeals led landlords to cancel the lease of a Planned Parenthood building.

“Was it a coincidence? I don’t think so,” Kelsey said.

The Leaven has reached out to HealthTec for comment, but had not received a response at the time of writing.

The concern is so great that Bishop Joseph F. Naumann will lead a rosary at 10 a.m. April 9 at or near the site.

Kelsey organizes a Stop Planned Parenthood in KCK rally at the Unified Government City Hall. (For more information, see the website below.)

The fact that 6013 Leavenworth Road is located near residential areas and Washington High School should be of concern to landlords and parents, he said.

Kelsey believes Unified Government officials were unaware of who is really behind the facility and how it will be used.

Now is the time for people who care for unborn children and their mothers to reach out to the Unified Government and voice their opposition, Kelsey said.

Those interested in more information about the Stop Planned Parenthood in KCK campaign, visit the website:plannedparenthoodexposed.org.