Kansas Medical Board
Investigates Dr. George Tiller's Colleague
It's been more than two years since Tiller was killed. But abortion
foes are still after his former colleague.
by Kate Sheppard | Mother Jones
(Nov. 3, 2011) Until he was shot dead in his church in May
2009 by anti-abortion extremist Scott Roeder, Dr. George Tiller was the No. 1
target of anti-abortion groups in Kansas and around the country. Since then,
abortion foes have relentlessly pursued one of his former colleagues, Dr. Ann
Kristin Neuhaus; this Friday, a state panel that includes appointees of
Kansas' anti-abortion governor will hold another hearing to decide whether
Neuhaus will be allowed to keep her medical license.
From 1999 through 2007, Neuhaus spent one day a week in
Tiller's clinic providing the legally required second opinion on whether there
was a medical need for a woman to have a third-trimester abortion. She did not
provide these later-term abortions herself at Tiller's clinic. In October 2006,
Cheryl Sullenger, an anti-abortion activist and convicted felon, filed a
complaint, alleging that Neuhaus did not adequately evaluate the women who
came to Tiller's clinic or properly document their cases in her files. That led
to an investigation by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, which regulates
medical services in the state.
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article, go to http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/11/kansas-neuhaus-tiller-abortion-doctors.