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Dr. Allen Greiner

Days 4 and 5 of Kansas’ medical board hearing against failed abortionist and George Tiller collaborator, Ann Kristin (Kris) Neuhaus, continues to present evidence in favor of revocation of her medical license, which has already been limited to ‘charity care’.

Her defense team had several gaffes. On Thursday, defense witnesses who had worked for Tiller (including a Sara Love who now works for late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart) were excluded because they were not properly isolated from hearing each other’s testimony. On Friday, the defense’s lone medical witness, Dr. K. Allen Greiner, caused the entire hearing to recess to an as-yet-undecided future date, to protect against him perjuring himself  during cross examination.

Earlier in the day, Greiner fully backed Neuhaus’ standard of care, which is the issue of the hearing, and said it “exceeded that of ordinary family practitioners”. Under cross examination, however, Greiner’s bias was discovered, in that he:

  1. was a friend and mentor whom Neuhaus asked to testify when the defense could find no other;
  2. had placed Neuhaus in his KU program without her supplying any of the required medical references;
  3. had discussed the 11 files in question extensively with Neuhaus, instead of taking them at face value.

His “expert value” as a KU professor and family practitioner continued downhill when he was asked the rather perfunctory question (more…)

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A bombshell opened the third day of testimony in a week-long administrative hearing challenging the medical fitness of a former associate of George Tiller, Ann Kristin (Kris) Neuhaus.

Neuhaus’s file of “Patient #10” showed the “mental health exemption” diagnosis– legally required before obtaining a post-viability abortion– was time-stamped one week after the date of the abortion!

Psychiatric expert, Dr. Liza Gold, has been testifying this week in Topeka about eleven patient files from Neuhaus that the state Healing Arts Board believes illustrates medical negligence and failure to follow the standard of care.

For years, Kansas pro-lifers worked to end the “referral” scam for late-term abortions in Wichita, in which a

failed abortionist (Neuhaus) was issuing “psych” referrals of “substantial and irreversible harm to the mother” to justify post-viability abortions.

Dr. Gold explained that there are essential components that should be documented in the record of any psychiatric evaluation. The medical standard of care requires at least some of them be in found in the medical record …but “Neuhaus doesn’t have any of them.”

The scant documentation in Neuhaus’ (more…)

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Kris Neuhaus' psych referrals bashed

Nine of eleven case files for Kansas post-viability abortions were examined today by psychiatric expert, Dr. Liza Gold.  All girls were minors, aborted at the Wichita facility of George Tiller in 2003, and most were non-residents.

These late-term abortion referral files of Ann Kristin (Kris) Neuhaus showed a stunning lack of mental health evaluations, clinical evidence and valid patient analyses.

Kansas State Healing Arts Board attorney, Reese Hays, meticulously reviewed with Dr. Gold the contents of these files (redacted of names) on this second day of a long-overdue administrative hearing. 

Kansas law permits post-viable abortions only to prevent death or “substantial and irreversible” harm to “a major bodily function” of the mother– which (until a new pro-life law went into effect this July) had included mental health.

The Board is not arguing that the diagnoses Neuhaus assigned were not substantial and irreversible— because they aren’t.  Rather, they are arguing that her process grossly strayed from professional protocols about the accepted elements of consultation and the components to be found in the patient record.  Gold explained that it was “below the standard of care” for Neuhaus to have used a computer generated answer tree to generically assess the pregnant girls.

  • In case files #7 and #11, teens were assigned a mental disorder ranking equivalent to the medical emergency grounds for involuntary commitment! Yet these (more…)

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Psych expert , Dr. Liza Gold

The Kansas Board of Healing Arts intends to prove that abortionist Ann Kristin (Kris) Neuhaus failed to meet the standard of care when supplying late-term abortion referrals to George Tiller in 2003. The charges were filed in April 2010 and the hearing began Monday in Topeka.

The state’s case relies on the testimony of well-credentialed, east coast psychiatrist, Dr. Liza H Gold. She says that the psychiatric manuals and computer program that Neuhaus twice officially admitted to using–
for psychologically diagnosing women seeking late-term abortions
– both come with explicit warning “not to use them as cookbooks” to be applied mechanically by untrained individuals –like Neuhaus.

Gold reviewed files from Neuhaus and Tiller, as well as Neuhaus’ self-damaging testimony taken by former AG Phill Kline and her sworn statements in the Tiller misdemeanor trial of March 2009. Gold ticked off numerous deficiencies in the medical records of the 10 minors and 1 adult female whom Neuhaus “psychologically evaluated”, often for as little as 15 minutes, before stamping them with irreversible and substantial damage that justified aborting viable babies.

Neuhaus’ attorney Bob Eye asserted that abortions had not (more…)

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Richard Macias

Gov. Brownback has made his first appointment to the Kansas state Board of Healing Arts– adoption attorney and Sedgwick county judge, Richard Macias. (read AP interview here)

He will be the first, and only, attorney or judge on the 15-member board, sitting as one of three “public” members who are not medically-credentialed.

Abortion lobbyists are complaining that the well-respected Macias has taken on pro-life clients, yet Governor Sebelius appointed to the Board known pro-abortion individuals, including

  • pro-abortion leader /state representative, Carol Sader,
  • Dr. “Boo” Hodges,
  • Planned Parenthood advisor and pro-euthanasia Center for Practical Bioethics head, Myra Christopher.

This state medical board has protected abortionists and shown an inability to kick out lousy doctors for over 2 decades up through 2008, under Larry Buening as general counsel and executive director.  See the expose in the Topeka Capitol Journal here.

Sebelius also appointed heavy campaign donors to the board, with possible conflicts of interest, read this summary.

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Rajanna clinic: combination lunchroom/ drug prep/ aborted fetus storage/ patient files

When the Kansas Senate returns next Wednesday, they will take up H Sub SB 36, the abortion clinic licensure bill, which the House passed 3 weeks ago, 97-26. It is nearly identical to the clinic licensure bill that passed in the House and Senate in 2003 and 2005, and was vetoed by then-Gov. Sebelius.  The newer, important provisions of the bill will:

  1. prohibit anyone other than a Kansas-licensed physician from performing surgical abortions or administering abortion by pills;
  2. prohibit obtaining abortion pills via  ‘webcam”–a new business format pushed by Planned Parenthood under which women only”see” a physician via computer screen; and
  3. institute an annual license renewal based on inspection, with an additional unannounced inspection during that calendar year.

Some pro-abortion Senators are telling constituents the bill is unneeded, or that it unnecessarily burdens innocent medical facilities by requiring them to become licensed abortion facilities.  Both these claims are false.

This bill IS needed and the abortion license would only be needed for any facility that performs elective abortions. (more…)

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abortion safety skewed by CDC missing death & injury data

Kansas abortionist, Herbert Hodes, has retracted his testimony to the Kansas House Federal State Affairs Committee about 5 deaths having occurred to women undergoing abortion in Kansas in the past 5 years.

However, there HAVE been at least 5 deaths at the hands of Kansas Healing Arts Board-licensed abortionists, although 3 of them did not occur on Kansas soil.  Kansans for Life has copies of the

lawsuits filed in all 5 deaths, and the allegations show an infuriating and inexcusable disregard for professional protocols and equipment.

The Kansas House and Senate will imminently vote upon a clinic licensure bill, now numbered ‘H sub SB 36′. This bill would provide state oversight to abortion businesses that have shown that, time after time, they will not police themselves.

In a March 15 letter sent to the committee, Hodes wrote, “I have researched this question and I now feel that in the more that in 30 years that abortion has been legal in Kansas only 2 deaths have occurred.”   Since he gave no names, we can only assume he referred to the publicly-known deaths in Kansas of

  1. Erna Fisher, 18, in Dennis Miller’s Kansas City abortion clinic March 3, 1988, and
  2. Christin Gilbert, 19,  in George Tiller’s Wichita clinic, Jan.13, 2005.

However, 3 other abortion deaths occurred at the hand of Kansas-licensed Robert Crist, a Planned Parenthood abortionist since 1980:

  1. Diane Boyd, 19, at the St. Louis, MO, Planned Parenthood on Oct. 23, 1981;
  2. Latachie  Veal, 17, after a late-term abortion at the Houston, TX, West Loop Clinic on Nov.2, 1991;
  3. Nichole  Williams, 22, from her abortion at St. Louis Planned Parenthood on April 25, 1997.

We can’t know with any certainty the total number of women who have died from abortion by Kansas-licensed practitioners.  We would like to share a little about these women who died, (more…)

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Christin Gilbert, 2005 Wichita abortion death

Overland Park, Kansas abortionist, Herbert Hodes, traveled to Topeka Wednesday to testify against the abortion clinic licensing bill, but while doing so, revealed something neither the committee nor the public has ever heard–that there have been 5 maternal abortion deaths in Kansas over the past 5 years!

This bombshell admission alone should prove why Kansas needs the Abortion Clinic Licensure  Act, HB 2337, which was the subject of the House Federal & State Affairs committee hearing that continues today.

So, an abortionist who came to oppose clinic licensure inadvertently gave us the very reason to pass this legislation!  This begs the question if there were that many maternal abortion deaths, how many abortion injuries are occurring ?

HB 2337 and its twin in the Senate, SB 165, are essentially the same legislation to regulate clinics that former Gov. Sebelius vetoed twice, claiming it was unneeded in 2003 and that it unfairly singled out abortion in 2005.

HB 2337 creates abortion incident reporting to KDHE and professional boards such that the death of an aborted mother is reported within 1 business day and other injuries within 10 business days.

Unfortunately, the hearing was on a shortened time frame and committee members wanting to further question Hodes learned he would not be able to return Thursday. Some of the questions to pose would be:

1) How did Hodes hear of these deaths, and were any from his business?

2) How many deaths were reported to the state Board of Healing Arts? Kansans for Life has (more…)

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Julie Burkhart

Pro-abortion zealots like Julie Burkhart are angry that Kansas politics is no longer under their thumb.

With news that annual abortion statistics will be medically accurate, Burkhart (creator of the Trust Women Political Action Committee) wailed: “The Kansas Legislature and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) have chosen to spend precious time this year, once again,

  • snooping into the private lives of pregnant women
  • collect[ing] sexual histories of women and girls and
  • policing the private lives of pregnant women.”

Wow!  Without those breath-taking lies, the ineffectual and factually-bereft lobbyists for Planned Parenthood and N.O.W. wouldn’t have any talking points.

Gone now from Kansas politics is the big money of George Tiller, the abortionist protection of the Kansas state Healing Arts Board director Larry Buening, and the power of former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

That undercut the power structure for Burkhart, who was Tiller’s top aide and director of his ProKanDo PAC.  In early 2009, Burkhart fled Kansas, having learned that Tiller was going to lose his medical license under Buening’s Healing Arts replacement, Jack Confer.

While she didn’t last long leading a liberal political group in Missouri, Tiller’s death created a opportunity for Burkhart to assert herself as a national spokeswoman with her “Trust Woman” PAC.

With her idol, Sebelius, esconced as Obama’s HHS director, Burkhart probably hoped abortion clinics would cement enough federal money to prop up her pulpit.  But then came the November elections.

Still, Burkhart continues to pontificate and assert blatant misinformation to the media about Kansas legislative and administrative actions.  The truth is– other than the veiled reference to a 2005 abortion death (Christin Gilbert)–

NO medical history or personal identification of
any aborted woman has ever been revealed
by ANY Kansas agency or official.

However, by lying about that fact, abortion zealots (more…)

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Have you ever read a news report about Kansas traditional surgery centers –or veterinarian offices, or manicuring salons– resisting legislative proposals that would guarantee facility safety and cleanliness?

NO, of course not.  Those professions are already highly-regulated and inspected and the public would wonder why safety in those places could possibly be up for debate.

Not so for abortion clinics.

As an example, days ago,the Associated Press wrote that pro-lifers are pushing “Proposals… [to] make it harder for abortion clinics to get licensed.”

But what does that quote mean, when all Kansas abortion clinics (except Planned Parenthood, as we have explained in the past) are doctor offices that do not have any facility licenses?

In Kansas, any doctor of any training can decide to start doing abortions at anytime for any price.

However, this consumer angle escapes the AP writer.  She portrays the licensure bill in the way abortionists do– as a threat; but professional licensing is not a harassment, it is an expected protocol. (more…)

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