Disciplinary Hearing Finale Reset in Illegal Late-term Abortion Referral Case

Topeka, Kansas – The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts has scheduled the disciplinary hearing of abortionist Ann Kristin Neuhaus to resume on Friday, November 4, 2011.

The hearing was originally slated to last four days. On the fifth day of hearings, the defense’s expert witness was unprepared to testify because he neglected to check his previous deposition for corrections.

Neuhaus is accused of providing improper referrals for post-viability abortions to George Tiller in 2003, and for shoddy record keeping in violation of the standard of care. The current case is the result of a complaint filed in 2006 by Operation Rescue. This is her third disciplinary incident and could result in the revocation of her Kansas Medical License.

Neuhaus’ license currently only allows her to provide charity care, but she has applied to have her full license restored. The outcome of the disciplinary hearings, in which Neuhaus has been hostile and uncooperative, will determine whether she can continue to practice medicine.

“While sitting through these hearings it has become very obvious that Neuhaus has such a tremendous disrespect for the law and for the Board that it makes her a danger to the public. Her attitude is that her practices, whether they are legal or not, are no one’s business but hers,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue. “She is simply unfit to practice medicine.”

The evidence and testimony from the hearings will be evaluated by Presiding Officer Edward Gashler, who will then present his conclusions before the full Board. The Board’s final decision on disciplinary action against Neuhaus could take weeks and is not expected before early next year.

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