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Court Costs May Force Tiller Associate Ann Kristin Neuhaus to Drop Appeal

Ann Kristin Neuhaus, an associate of late-term abortionist George Tiller, was recently stripped of her medical license after she was found to have given improper mental health exams for teenaged girls seeking late-term abortions with Dr. Tiller. Neuhaus challenged the ruling in an attempt to get her medical license back, but things don’t seem to be going in her favor. State regulators have required that she post a bond of almost $100,000 to cover the board’s costs when the board pursued sanctions against her.

If Neuhaus cannot post the bond, her lawsuit to regain her medical license will basically be over. And while Neuhaus is calling no fair, the board’s not backing down, as the AP reports:

Kelli Stevens, the board’s general counsel, said it simply wants to protect its ability to recoup costs associated with Neuhaus’ case. Stevens noted the board’s $4.3 million annual budget is financed with fees collected from the health care providers it regulates.

Stevens said Thursday that costs from Neuhaus’ case “shouldn’t be borne by licensees who did nothing wrong.”

In June, the board ratified an administrative judge’s finding that Neuhaus did not perform adequate mental health exams on 11 patients, ages 10 to 18, before referring them in 2003 to Tiller’s clinic in Wichita for late-term abortions. Neuhaus provided second medical opinions required by Kansas law for such procedures.

Pro-aborts are angry about this as well, of course. They’re claiming that it’s not fair that Neuhaus has to pay these court costs, but the reality is, being an abortion provider does not exempt you from the finances of filing a lawsuit – especially when said abortion provider, Dr. Neuhaus, was proved to give substandard care.

This is the doctor who, in addition to shoddy mental health exams (consisting of nothing more than yes/no questions in a computer program), was accused of a forced abortion, poor patient care, and shoddy record-keeping. Neuhaus’ trial shows that Dr. Tiller was performing illegal late-term abortions and that she was complicit in the criminal act.

Considering all of that, why should the board give her a free pass? The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts is standing up to this woman, and good for the board. Women and babies alike need to be protected from the likes of Ann Kristin Neuhaus, who has been found to give horribly substandard care. Neuhaus may be willing to stop at nothing to get her license back and go back to butchering women and babies, but thankfully, the KSBHA isn’t going to let that happen without a fight.

  • MOS was 71331

    Pass this story on to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. She loves to feature poor mistreated abortionists on her “news” show.

    Miss Maddow also produced a movie, “The Assassination of Dr Tiller”. You can watch it on the internet as it’s part of the NetFlix library. I found the movie interesting and rated it four stars out of a possible five. However, I must have missed Miss Maddow’s message, because I sympathized with the assassin more than I did with Tiller and his accomplices — I mean associates.

    At one point in the movie, the Kansas prosecutor says something like “Violence is not tolerated in the Kansas legal system.” I wondered how Dr Tiller could non-violently push a large gauge syringe into the head of an unborn baby and suction out the baby’s brain. I believe that’s an accurate description of how abortionists actually perform late term abortions.

    It’s interesting that both Dr Tiller and Dr Neuhaus are (were for Tiller) incompetent physicians. That’s a good reason to specialize in killing patients rather than healing them.

    <<>> This is the fourth time I’ve posted this comment. I see the comment posted, go to another browser tab for a while, and then come back to this tab to see if any responses have been made to my comment. Every time the comment has disappeared. What am I doing wrong???

    • MOS was 71331

      I’m now looking at this article on my Firefox browser, and I see that three of my four identical comment posts mad from my Safari browser are visible. I’m sorry for the multiple posts. From now on, I’ll post a comment using one browser and, if a comment seems to vanish after another check, I’ll check with another browser to see whether the comment is there.

      If you can, why don’t you erase all of my comments (including this one) except the first one?

  • Future Mother

    I applaud people like Dr. Neuhaus who are brave enough to stand up for what is right, even in places with enough hatred and ignorance to make that such a dangerous thing to do. It seems to me that the issue is not whether or not her mental health exams and record keeping were “shoddy” (which it sounds like was done intentionally, after the fact, to protect patient information from religious zealots). Should a 10 year old girl who is pregnant after being raped by her uncle be forced to carry that child to term even if she IS entirely mentally sound? How does it “protect women and babies” to make a child who has been through such horrific events already to become a mother before she’s in sixth grade? It saddens me that this issue is so polarized, so filled with propaganda and poison that we can no longer agree in even the most clear cut cases of morality.