I have old stuff on him. For example, the 1991 National Abortion Federation annual report listed him as a member.
According to several newspapers, a patient identified as K.P. filed suit regarding an October 29, 1992 abortion performed by Knarr at his Aid for Women. The abortion was incomplete, and K experienced pain and bleeding. Knarr performed a second abortion on November 5. K continued to experience pain and bleeding. When she contacted Knarr 12 days later, he advised her to seek care elsewhere, which she did. This physician noted discharge and multiple bacterial infections, and admitted K to the hospital. There an ultrasound revealed a foreign object left in her uterus. This doctor removed the object. Reportedly Knarr was unable to treat K for this himself because he'd lost his hospital privileges over his treatment of patient T.C.
Which leads us to T.C. Joseph Walter Manley had performed an abortion on her in 1991 at Knarr's Aid for Women, and Knarr had provided follow-up at a hospital. T ended up needing a hysterectomy.
A former employee filed an affidavit stating that a 16-year-old girl's mother called "in tears" after her daughter's abortion, stating that Knarr had "torn up" the girl's uterus and that as a result she suffered fever, hospitalization, and sterility.
A petition to revoke Knarr's license, filed in 1993, alleged: performing unnecessary tests and services, lack of malpractice coverage, writing prescriptions in violation of federal regulations, prescribing or administering drugs without federal registration, improperly monitoring drugs, failure to adhere to standards of care regarding patients S.E., A.S., T.R., and T.C., "Licensee has the inability to practice the branch of the Healing Arts for which he is licensed with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reason of illness, alcoholism, excessive use of drugs, controlled substances, chemical or any other type of material or as a result of any mental or physical condition." Knarr was ordered to undergo 5 days evaluation at a treatment center; he refused to release the evaluation to the medical board.
Knarr had been convicted in Oklahoma for sale of marijuana and LSD and possession of hashish September 2, 1970. He then failed to disclose these convictions on a federal application, an application for hospital privileges, and when applying for his Kansas license. For this false filing of documents he was given a 4 years prison sentence, suspended, $5000 fine, in 1984.
An affidavit by a former employee states that:
A Wichita Eagle article states that the owner of the building filed suit against Knarr because he "represented to the plaintiff that he would be operating a family practice when in fact it was his intention to operate an abortion clinic," and that operating the clinic instead of a family practice office would require changes in plumbing to meet building codes, resulting in a threat by the city to cut off water to all tenants in the building.
The clincher: a report in the Topeka Capital-Journal said that an obstetric patient complained that Knarr had left her in stirrups for over three hours, "inappropriately manipulated the perineum," "displayed a lack of knowledge in the use of forceps to deliver the baby," and "displayed a lack of knowledge regarding episiotomies and their repair."
The last I knew, Knarr had turned over his facility to none other than Kristin Neuhaus. Who got shut down by the state for being a danger to her patients, so she decided to make a living rubber-stamping George Tiler's third trimester abortion patients.
So! I have to leave for work, kids. See what you can find out about this guy and what he's been up to lately, and we'll compare notes later.