February 23, 2012/Topeka, KS/Operation Rescue --
By Cheryl Sullenger
An Initial Order released by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts on February 21, 2012, revoking the medical license abortionist Ann Kristin Neuhaus states facts that show late-term abortionist George Tiller was doing illegal late-term abortions for at least seven years.
"If the evidence presented in Neuhaus' case had been presented during Tiller's criminal trial, there is no doubt that he would have been convicted of illegal late-term abortions," said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. "This shows that Tiller was doing illegal abortions based on phony mental health excuses for at least seven years."
The revocation order is expected to be finalized by the full Board in April and is the result of a complaint filed in 2006 by this author.
Neuhaus provided the second referral that Tiller needed in order to legally justify the expensive post-viability abortions that was his specialty - and his bread and butter. Each referral issued by Neuhaus was based on a mental health diagnosis that she claimed justified the late-term abortions. She certified that each woman met the narrow legal exception to the Kansas law banning post-viability abortions, which allowed such abortions to be done only if there was the risk that the woman would suffer a "substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function" if the pregnancy continued.
However, the records show that Neuhaus was incompetent. She failed to conduct proper mental health evaluations on eleven patients that she referred to Tiller for post-viability abortions. Her diagnoses were a sham.