Judge Reviews Kansas Doctor's Fate In Abortion Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Attorneys for a state agency and a Kansas doctor who lost her license over referrals of young patients for late-term abortions argue in court over the reasons for the disciplinary action.

Friday's hearing in Shawnee County District Court for Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus was expected to be the final one scheduled before Judge Franklin Theis (TICE) rules.

Neuhaus wants to overturn a State Board of Healing Arts decision last year to revoke her license. The board concluded she did inadequate mental health exams before referring patients to the late Dr. George Tiller of Wichita for abortions.

Board General Counsel Kelli Stevens says the case isn't about abortion but Neuhaus' exams, which Stevens said were poorly documented. But Neuhaus' attorneys said doctors haven't lost their licenses over questionable record-keeping.

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