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Neuhaus Still Barred Following Decision Over Abortions Referral Case

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A Kansas doctor who has been scrutinized for referring young patients for late-term abortions remains barred from practicing medicine after a state board decision. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc reports...

The State Board of Healing Arts upheld the revocation of Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus' license to practice medicine.

Neuhaus provided second opinions for patients from Dr. George Tiller's clinic in 2003. Tiller was one of the very few doctors in the country who provided late term abortions.

The young patients seen by Dr Neuhaus were given mental and physical assessments to determine if there would be risks if the women did not have the abortions.

Dr Tiler was murdered in 2009.

Neuhaus was criticized for poor record keeping and the Kansas Board of Healing Arts determined again that those issues were serious enough to continue the license suspension.

In a statement form Trust Woman, Julie Burkart, who operates South Wind Women's Center at the site of the former Tiller clinic, stated that the board's decision was political, the result of a witch hunt and immoral.