UPDATE: Read the full Revocation Order issued January 9, 2015, which includes the full transcript of the Dec. 11, 2014, disciplinary hearing held before the Kansas Board of Healing Arts!
Topeka, KS – The Kansas Board of Healing Arts has once again revoked the license of abortionist Ann Kristin Neuhaus, who once provided phony mental health diagnoses to justify late-term abortions, which otherwise would have been illegal, at George Tiller’s infamous Wichita abortion facility.
The Board initially revoked Neuhaus’s license in 2012, based on a complaint filed in 2006 by Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue. The Board concluded that Neuhaus was negligent in concluding that 11 girls, aged 10-18, suffered from irreversible mental health conditions. It also concluded that Neuhaus kept “wholly inadequately” records with little to justify her diagnoses. In one case, there were no records whatsoever to justify any diagnosis for a young patient who received a late-term abortion at Tiller’s clinic due to Neuhaus’ referral.
Neuhaus appealed and last year a county judge set aside the standard of care portion of the Board’s case and ordered it to re-sanction her based only on her negligent record-keeping.
Today, the Board reinforced its belief that Neuhaus is unfit to practice medicine by once again revoking her medical license.
“Neuhaus has shown that she has nothing but contempt for the Board of Healing Arts and for the rules that govern every licensed physician in Kansas. She has indicated that she knows better than the Board, and I have no doubt that if she is ever allowed to practice again, she will once again commit similar acts of negligence and incompetence. The Board’s action today was necessary to protect the public from an abortionist that believes she is above the law,” said Sullenger.
Tiller faced a similar 11 count disciplinary petition, also based on Sullenger’s complaint, at the time of his death. Operation Rescue believes that petition would have also resulted in the revocation of Tiller’s license, had he lived.
Kansas State law, at that time, required two unaffiliated physicians to concur that a pregnant woman would suffer “substantial and irreversible impairment” should her pregnancy continue. All of the late-term abortion referrals made by Neuhaus, were based on dubious mental health diagnoses generated by a computer training program, PsychManager Lite.
Neuhaus once outrageously stated that she believed that pregnancy itself is a life-threatening condition that causes women to be mentally ill.