The Kansas Board of Healing Arts today revoked the medical license of Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus (pictured with her attorney), an accomplice hired by deceased late-term abortionist George Tiller to give a legally required second opinion for late-term abortions on minors.
According to the Associated Press:
In stripping Neuhaus of her license, the board accepted the findings of an administrative judge, who concluded in February that Neuhaus “seriously jeopardized” the care of her patients. The case against her involved mental health exams done in 2003 on 11 patients, ages 10 to 18. The judge said Neuhaus’ records didn’t contain enough information to show that she did thorough exams….
Neuhaus’ reports for Tiller, compiled with a “PsychManager Lite” computer program, were five pages or less and don’t cite details from patients’ statements or data gleaned from her exams. The administrative judge concluded Neuhaus simply “answered yes/no questions” using the computer program and assigned whatever diagnosis the computer gave.
The judge also said that in some cases, the young patients were described as suicidal, but Neuhaus didn’t recommend further treatment.
Hugely important but summarily ignored in all mainstream media reports thus far is that all records used to revoke Neuhaus’s medical license came from evidence obtained in former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline’s investigation of Tiller.
Responding to today’s news, Kline noted the following points in an email:
- Tiller committed all the aforementioned abortions for temporary mental health concerns.
- The mental health diagnosis was not supported by the record.
- There was no evidence Neuhaus ever saw a patient.
- There was no evidence Neuhaus was in the clinic at any time to see the aforementioned patients.
- Neuhaus simply signed a form letter printed by Dr. Tiller that read “I find there will be severe an irreversible damage to a major bodily function of the mother….”
- Neuhuas received about $350 for every letter she signed.
- In deposition Neuhaus could not recall any patient she had rejected, although she claimed she was certain she had.
- Neuhaus was recommended to Tiller by Larry Beuning, then Executive Director of the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, who was appointed by then Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. His wife is Vicki Buening, who at the time was Sebelius’s director of constituent affairs. Beuning is now gone.
- The board action confirmed the findings of an administrative law judge. The ALJ made his findings after numerous days of hearings. The board took only 30 minutes to confirm the Judge’s recommendation.
Today’s decision once again confirms the legitimacy of Kline’s initial investigation and serves as additional evidence of Sebelius’s involvement in protecting Tiller.