Archive for Monday, October 3, 2011

Decision in Kan. abortion case not seen this year

October 3, 2011


— An attorney says a Kansas doctor facing scrutiny for referring young patients for late-term abortions doesn't expect a decision from the state's medical board on her case until early next year.

Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus provided second opinions that the late Dr. George Tiller's clinic in Wichita needed under Kansas law to perform late-term abortions. A complaint before the medical board accuses her of negligence in conducting mental health exams for 11 patients, aged 10 to 18, who had abortions from July to November 2003.

Neuhaus, from Nortonville, strongly disputes the allegations.

Her lead attorney, Robert Eye, said he doesn't expect a hearing officer to make a recommendation to the board until early January on whether Neuhaus should face sanctions. Testimony in her case won't conclude until Nov. 4.


JayhawkFan1985 6 years, 2 months ago

Perhaps the Brownback administration's office of the repealer will repeal the regulations that violate a woman's federally guaranteed constitutional right of choice. I think I just had a brain fart. The radical right and their Cultural Revolution would never let that happen. Rather, they want to take a Great Leap Backward and take us to the same place the Taliban took Afganistan. If Brownback wants to live in Afganistan, let him move to Afganistan. I don't want to live in Afganistan. I want to live in the United States, a country based on the rule of law which includes states not enacting statutes or regulations that violate the US Constitution.

kansanjayhawk 6 years, 2 months ago

would be nice if you could "lay-off" the personal attacks.

kansanjayhawk 6 years, 2 months ago

The "right" to abortion is not "unlimited" and these regulations seek to reach a balance in order to protect young women and children from doctors who violate the law. Abortion itself is not a word contained in the constitution and it certainly is a major "stretch" to think that the founding fathers intended it to be a "right"!

JayhawkFan1985 6 years, 2 months ago

Why do Republicans want to protect pregnant women seeking abortion services from their "evil" doctors while simulteneously clamoring for medical malpractice tort reform? Hypocrisy from the right is an ever present part of their Cultural Revolution and their Great Leap Backward. I guess people seeking medical care that aren't pregnant don't deserve protection from the "evil" doctors when something goes wrong...

jafs 6 years, 2 months ago

Many modern activities don't have words in the constitution.

That certainly doesn't mean that there aren't principles and ideas in it that can/should be applied to modern times.

And, again, the regulations were sufficient to do that - it was enforcement that was lacking.

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