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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Photo from World Cant Wait via flickr.

385 comments

Michael W.
Michael W.12 months ago

Carla S. These 'people' may claim they are Christians but that is a lie.
Christian means to follow Christ and His ways.
Christ would be sad that a baby had to die.
But He would comfort the 10 year old, forgive the doctor for making a choice no one should be forced to make.
and give the uncle a strong dose of justice mixed with 'tough love' .

Neil A.
Neil A.3 years ago

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

Friend I.
Past Member 3 years ago

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

Marie Russell-Barker

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
.

Beth M.
Beth M.3 years ago

Thank you for standing up for that little girl.

Maddie Kehoe
amanda Kehoe3 years ago

That's disgusting, 10 years old?

Meredith S.
Meredith S.3 years ago

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?

Carla S.
Carla S.3 years ago

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.

MEGAN N.
MEGAN N.3 years ago

@ Ms. Pieklo

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

MEGAN N.
MEGAN N.3 years ago

@ Ms. Pieklo

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