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Kansas Doctor May Lose License For Refusing To Force 10-Year-Old To Birth

Kansas Doctor May Lose License For Refusing To Force 10-Year-Old To Birth

The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, the governing body that regulates the practice of medicine in the state, stripped the medical license of a woman who refused to force a mentally-ill 10 year old to give birth.

As Robin Marty reports, Dr. Ann Neuhaus became the target of domestic terror group Operation Rescue after her colleague, Dr. George Tiller, was murdered. Neuhaus assisted Tiller by providing second opinions for mental health exceptions for late-term abortions.

Operation Rescue filed a negligence complaint against Neuhaus alleging that her exams were not thorough enough to support her medical conclusions and her follow-up care was inadequate because she did not recommend counseling or hospitalization after each procedure.

Neuhaus offered a rebuttal of her own. “To even claim that isn’t medically necessary qualifies as gross incompetence,” said Neuhaus.  “Someone’s 10 years old, and they were raped by their uncle and they understand that they’ve got a baby growing in their stomach and they don’t want that. You’re going to send this girl for a brain scan and some blood work and put her in a hospital?”

Like other states Kansas has made recent attempts to stack their medical review board with anti-choice advocates like former Operation Rescue attorney Richard Macias. When hearing the case against Dr. Neuhaus, the board offered up their own expert to determine if any breach of the standard of care occurred. Not surprisingly, the witnessed insisted that in no cases is abortion a treatment that could be seen as beneficial to a patient’s mental health, further clouding the waters as to the kind of care girls and women can expect in the state of Kansas.

Nuehaus will appeal the ruling. If she loses she will have her license permanently revoked.

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12:32PM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

If it is as it seems, then this is total madness by the USA branch of the Taliban!!!!!!!!!

3:19AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

Megan N. Good point! Glad you shared your research. Thanks!

2:55PM PST on Dec 31, 2012

How hard heart can a people that claim that they are for life how much lower can people who pretends to be Christians. These are the devils children not of God. I. Can not believe any one of them Know the man they proclam to worship who made them protectors of other people a 10 year old child that is mentally ill should be forced to give birth to her uncles child. What is this troubled world is commingled to. Really up setting
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11:02AM PST on Nov 13, 2012

Thank you for standing up for that little girl.

8:49AM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

That's disgusting, 10 years old?

7:30PM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

It disgusts me that those forced birth terrorists managed to get a doctor stripped of her license for doing the right thing.

Who is it who made the quote that the only difference between the American forced birth movement and the Taliban is about 8000 miles?

5:15PM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

Anit-choice, anti-abortion, anti-woman. What sane human thinks any part of this situation is acceptable? A 10 year old was raped by a family member. That's really all the friggin' trauma she needs in her short life. Kansas is going insane, and they're being dragged over the edge by far-right 'conservative' Christians and haters who can't think past the bible on their side table. Empath? Compassion? Logical thinking? No need of that.

Megan - your comment is bewildering.

6:55AM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

@ Ms. Pieklo

If you happen upon my comment please take it as the complement i intended it to be.

6:55AM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

@ Ms. Pieklo

If you happen upon my comment please take it as the complement i intended it to be.

6:36AM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

Peter S, the anti-choice zealots wouldn't know reality if it came up and bit them on the ass!

They could actually reduce abortion by promoting the use of birth control. But they can't do that because they also hate birth control.

The reasons they hate birth control are many. Many feel access to birth control will encourage young women to become promiscuous. But Red states, where they won't allow easy access to birth control, while promoting abstinence only programs, have a higher rate of teen pregnancies than more liberal blue states.

So the zealots are not only wrong. They are way way way wrong.

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