Kansas Abortionist Has Medical License Revoked for Third Time

Disgraced Kansas abortionist Ann Kristin Neuhaus.

By Cheryl Sullenger

Topeka, KS – For the third time, the Kansas Board of Healing Arts has revoked the medical license of an abortionist who once kept dangerously shoddy records and provided dubious mental health justification for women – including girls as young as 10 – to get late-term abortions at George Tiller’s now-defunct Women’s Health Care Services in Wichita, Kansas.

The most recent revocation order was issued in response to a second order by Judge Franklin Theis that the KSBHA reconsider discipline and monetary sanctions against Neuhaus.

The case began when Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue filed the initial complaint against Neuhaus and her boss, George Tiller, in 2006, alleging that the two were in violation of Kansas law, which at that time required a second physician who was unaffiliated with the abortion provider to determine whether a woman seeking an abortion after 22 weeks would suffer “substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function” if the pregnancy were to continue.

Four years later, in 2010, the KSBHA filed an eleven-count complaint against Neuhaus alleging that she negligently diagnosed mental health conditions in eleven minor girls then submitted those to the Tiller and his staff of three other abortionists as justification for abortions beyond 22 weeks. It also alleged shoddy record keeping, something for which Neuhaus had been previously disciplined.

Chart NeuhausPatients2 by Cheryl Sullenger on Scribd

After a disciplinary hearing was held in February 2012, during which Neuhaus showed open contempt for board oversight, the KSBHA revoked Neuhaus’ medical license based on negligent patient care and incomplete, faulty record keeping. She was ordered to pay $93,000 in costs.

Neuhaus appealed to Judge Theis, who, in 2014, struck down the Board’s determination that Neuhaus had violated the standard of care and ordered the KSBHA to recalculate discipline based on her negligent record keeping alone.

Neuhaus had testified that her incomplete or non-existent records were an attempt to “protect my patients’ privacy as much as I could.” This was inconsistent with earlier testimony that indicated her faulty record keeping was an “oversight” on her part.

In 2015, the KSBHA revoked Neuhaus’ medical license for the second time, citing the Board’s multiple attempts to discipline her over substandard record keeping in years prior to the immediate case. As a repeat offender, traditional discipline did nothing to help her amend her ways.

Again, Neuhaus appealed to Judge Theis, and once again, he ordered the KSBHA earlier this year to reconsider revocation, which he believed was too harsh.

On July 7, 2017, the KSBHA revoked Neuhaus’ medical license for the third time in a detailed 64-page order that also reduced costs Neuhaus must may to $30,890.81.

“We have no doubt that if Neuhaus were allowed to practice medicine again, she would return to the business of abortion where her beliefs that she is above the law and above Board oversight would pose a danger to the public,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We are very thankful to the KSBHA for standing strong over the years against political pressure inflicted by the radical abortion lobby and a biased, pro-abortion judge. We are proud that they have put the safety of women and their babies above the monetary interests of an incompetent abortionist.”

Neuhaus once operated her own abortion facility in Lawrence, Kansas, before closing it down to avoid additional discipline in 2001. She also worked part-time up until 2001 at Central Women’s Services, an abortion facility in Wichita that Operation Rescue bought and closed in 2006. That building now serves as Operation Rescue’s national headquarters.

Read the full revocation order dated July 7, 2017.
View additional documentation at AbortionDocs.org.

Houston Abortion Facility That is Subject of Criminal Referrals is Closing, For Lease

Two other abortion businesses sold or for sale.

By Cheryl Sullenger

Houston, TX – Abortion businesses in three states are preparing to close their doors for good as their facilities have either sold or are up for sale or lease.

The Texas Ambulatory Surgical Center, owned and operated by the notorious abortionist Douglas Karpen, is now displaying a “For Lease” sign on the building. Sources tell Operation Rescue that a security guard told local pro-life activists that Karpen planned to retire soon.

Operation Rescue independently confirmed that Karpen’s abortion business “winding down” and should be closed by the end of the month because Karpen is supposedly “moving on to other things.”

Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen.

Karpen is currently the subject of criminal referrals made to the Department of Justice and the Texas Attorney General’s office by the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives. He has been accused by former employees of murdering babies born alive during late-term abortions by twisting their heads or cutting their necks.

Operation Rescue released an investigative report in May 2013, about the Karpen murder allegations that included photos of the bodies of large aborted babies taken by one of the Karpen’s clinic workers with her cell phone. That report, which included a video interview of the former employees released by Life Dynamics, Inc., prompted a grand jury “investigation” that was tainted by collusion between former Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson and Karpen’s criminal defense attorney Chip Lewis.

“If Karpen does retire, that does not absolve him of responsibility for any crimes he may have committed. The House Select Panel’s criminal referrals have now been in the hands of authorities for about seven months. The Department of Justice and other Texas law enforcement agencies need to rush over to his clinic as soon as possible and seize evidence before he moves out and gets rid of it,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

In Florida, Planned Parenthood of Central Florida has sold their Orlando abortion facility for $1 million to Lift Orlando, a group that wants to redevelop the area. Planned Parenthood officials told the Orlando Sentinal that they plan to move to another location, but for now, Operation Rescue has confirmed that the business is still open with no immediate plans to close.

According to local pro-life leader Michele Herzog, Planned Parenthood of Central Florida fell into financial trouble after building a large new center in Kissimmee. It allegedly took out a second mortgage on the Orlando property.

“We hope the new owners will soon take possession of the new building and kick Planned Parenthood out for good,” said Newman. “I doubt if they have anywhere to go. It’s really just a matter of time before this place shuts down.”

The third abortion facility that is currently up for sale is the old WomanCare abortion facility in Southfield, MI. It once belonged to the disgraced abortionist Alberto Hodari, who sold it to abortionist Jacob Kalo.

The facility lost its facility license in 2014 due to multiple violations. Callers are now being told the notorious abortion facility is “closed renovations” that appear will never take place. However Kalo currently maintains an active abortion clinic license for the Womancare facility that does not expire until next year.

Lynn Mills of Pro-life Detroit is guardedly optimistic about the potential sale.

Mills explained, “While this is a good sign, please keep in mind that this was sold from abortionist to abortionist, and until it’s in the hands of a non-abortionist, we must pray and not party.”

Missouri Law Would Make it a Crime For Abortion Workers to Ask Ambulances for No Lights, No Sirens

By Cheryl Sullenger

Jefferson City, Missouri — A new provision in an abortion safety bill has been introduced in the Missouri State Legislature that would make it a misdemeanor crime for abortion clinic workers to interfere with medical assistance by asking ambulances to run with no lights and no sirens. It is the first of its kind in the nation.

If passed, the new law would make such interference punishable by up to one year in jail and fines up to $2,000.

While Planned Parenthood representatives have said the new bill has nothing to do with the health and safety of women, Operation Rescue has evidence to prove that their assertion is a false one.

It is a fact that ambulances running silently take longer to reach their destinations than ambulances running with lights and sirens.

“Asking an ambulance to run in silent mode actually delays care to women when minutes can mean the difference between life and death for women experiencing abortion injuries or other complications,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, whose organization tracks and documents medical emergencies at abortion facilities nationwide.

The real reason abortion facilities like Planned Parenthood do not want ambulances running to their clinics with lights and sirens has everything to do with wanting to avoid bad publicity, according to a former Planned Parenthood abortionist.

Marc E. Heller worked for Planned Parenthood in New York until earlier this year. In a recorded interview with a student from the Cooperstown Graduate Program, conducted on November 19, 2016, Heller explained how Planned Parenthood handled ambulance calls.

“We always said to the ambulance, ‘Please come to the back entrance. Please don’t use any sirens or lights,’ because we knew that the protestors that were there every day would call the press. And there would be a press thing about ‘another botched abortion,’” Heller said.

Mary Kogut, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, has admitted that her St. Louis abortion facility has in the past asked that no sirens be used for the numerous medical emergencies that occur at that clinic.

“[We] may have asked that the siren wasn’t on so that it didn’t alarm other people,” Kogut said, later claiming that it is no longer their policy to ask ambulances to run slowly without sirens.

“Expecting an abortionist to self-police is unwise at best, and often foolhardy. The minute they think no one is looking, they revert back to their bad behavior. We have seen it over and over again,” said Newman. “This law is meant to protect women suffering life-threatening abortion complications from further harm inflicted by often incompetent abortionists who are more interested in covering up their mishaps than getting proper emergency treatment for the women they injured. This law is absolutely necessary.”

The tragic effects of delaying medical care to patients suffering from botched abortions was dramatically illustrated in the death of a 19-year old Down syndrome girl, Christin Gilbert. She had reported with her parents to a Wichita abortion facility for a late-term abortion in January 2005.

When Gilbert, who was pregnant due to a sexual assault, suffered life-threatening complications, one of the clinic workers called 911 begging them to come with no lights or sirens, which delayed their arrival at the abortion facility by several minutes. When emergency responders finally arrived, they were unprepared for the severity of Gilbert’s condition, thinking it was just a routine inter-facility transfer. She died at a local hospital later that day.

Operation Rescue strongly supports the new Missouri bill because the St. Louis Planned Parenthood – the last abortion facility left in Missouri — is a high-volume clinic that has experienced an extraordinary number of medical emergencies. Operation Rescue has documented 65 medical emergencies involving patient ambulance transports there since mid-2009.

Preventing Planned Parenthood from asking ambulances to run more slowly may indeed save lives.