By Cheryl Sullenger
Topeka, Kansas – A county judge has ordered the Kansas Board of Healing Arts to reconsider for the second time its license revocation order against abortionist Ann Kristin Neuhaus in a contentious disciplinary case dating back to 2006.
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.
Neuhaus at one time rubber-stamped all post-22 week abortions done at Tiller’s Women’s Health Care Services in Wichita, Kansas.
A disciplinary hearing held on 2011 determined that Neuhaus made incompetent mental health diagnoses for 11 minor girls using a computer psychiatric training program called “PsychManager Lite” to compute the diagnoses for her.
She failed to interview at least one of the girls, yet determined that she qualified under the law for a late-term abortion.
Some frivolous of the reasons Neuhaus used to justify late-term abortions on minor girls included:
• Student unable to concentrate in school.
• Patient wanted to participate in a rodeo as a barrel rider, but was prevented by her 26-week pregnancy.
• Patient loved playing basketball, and her third trimester pregnancy took the “fun” out of it.
• Patient was “shocked” to find out she was pregnant.
Below is a chart detailing the patients’ situations and Neuhaus’ dubious diagnoses. [Article continues below chart.]
Neuhaus also kept wholly inadequate medical records, sometimes with nothing more than a printout from her computer training program in a file.
During the hearing, Neuhaus showed complete contempt for the KSBHA and its oversight authority over physicians licensed in Kansas. She appeared at each hearing disheveled and poorly groomed, and often muttered to herself while on the stand, spouting unfounded conspiracy theories against her.
Neuhaus holds unconventionally negative views toward pregnancy. During her disciplinary hearing, she stated that an unexpected pregnancy causes women to become mentally ill without exception. She also has stated that she believes that pregnancy is a life-threatening condition and alone justifies abortion at any stage of pregnancy.
The Kansas Board of Healing Arts revoked her medical license in 2012, citing patient care standards violations and faulty recordkeeping. She was ordered to pay the Board fees totaling $93,000.
Neuhaus appealed to rogue Shawnee County Court Judge Franklin Theis, who consistently has displayed a pro-abortion bias. He set aside the fines and disagreed with the KSBHA’s revocation order and remanded her discipline back to the Board.
In 2015, the KSBHA once again revoked Neuhaus’ medical license, this time based on her inadequate recordkeeping that was used to justify post-viability abortions. Neuhaus again appealed.
On January 13, 2017, Judge Thies once again remanded Neuhaus’ revocation back to the KSBHA. Sullenger was informed by a Board representative that the KSBHA will take up the remand at a Medical Board hearing on June 9.
Neuhaus was previously disciplined by the KSBHA on 2001 for poor recordkeeping and substandard patient care issues, making her a repeat offender who was qualified for tougher discipline in the later case.
Over the years, Neuhaus has given conflicting statements regarding whether she plans to return to the business of abortion.
“Allowing Neuhuas to practice her shoddy brand of medicine, whether in an abortion facility or elsewhere, is extremely dangerous. Unfortunately, the judge in this case apparently cared more for advancing his radical abortion agenda than for the public that might be harmed by her incompetence,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “The Kansas Board of Healing Arts has repeatedly chosen to protect the public and we have confidence that they will continue to do so.”
Neuhuas’ Disciplinary Hearing Transcripts and more are available at AbortionDocs.org.