Judge sides with Kansas doctor in abortion case

gavel, sentencing, judge, court
Gavel (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A judge has overturned a Kansas board’s revocation of a doctor’s license over referrals of young patients for late-term abortions.

Shawnee County District Judge Franklin Theis said the State Board of Healing Arts failed to show that mental health exams provided by Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus in 2003 were inadequate. In an order that public Monday, Theis ordered the board to reconsider its sanctions.

The board revoked Neuhaus’ license to provide charity care in 2012 over her exams of 11 patients, ages 10 to 18.

Neuhaus provided second opinions that the late Dr. George Tiller needed under Kansas law to legally terminate the pregnancies. The board concluded Neuhaus failed to meet accepted standards of care because her records didn’t document adequate exams.

KSN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus