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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:31 PM

Kansas Doctor May Lose License For Refusing To Force 10 Year-Old To Birth

The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts should read up on Hippocrates and his oath: "First, do no harm."


http://www.care2.com/causes/kansas-doctor-may-lose-license-for-refusing-to-force-10-year-old-to-birth.html

The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, the governing body that regulates the practice of medicine in the state, stripped the medical license of a woman who refused to force a mentally-ill 10 year old to give birth.

As Robin Marty reports, Dr. Ann Neuhaus became the target of domestic terror group Operation Rescue after her colleague, Dr. George Tiller, was murdered. Neuhaus assisted Tiller by providing second opinions for mental health exceptions for late-term abortions.

Operation Rescue filed a negligence complaint against Neuhaus alleging that her exams were not thorough enough to support her medical conclusions and her follow-up care was inadequate because she did not recommend counseling or hospitalization after each procedure.

Neuhaus offered a rebuttal of her own. “To even claim that isn’t medically necessary qualifies as gross incompetence,” said Neuhaus. “Someone’s 10 years old, and they were raped by their uncle and they understand that they’ve got a baby growing in their stomach and they don’t want that. You’re going to send this girl for a brain scan and some blood work and put her in a hospital?”

Like other states Kansas has made recent attempts to stack their medical review board with anti-choice advocates like former Operation Rescue attorney Richard Macias. When hearing the case against Dr. Neuhaus, the board offered up their own expert to determine if any breach of the standard of care occurred. Not surprisingly, the witnessed insisted that in no cases is abortion a treatment that could be seen as beneficial to a patient’s mental health, further clouding the waters as to the kind of care girls and women can expect in the state of Kansas.

Nuehaus will appeal the ruling. If she loses she will have her license permanently revoked.

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Reply Kansas Doctor May Lose License For Refusing To Force 10 Year-Old To Birth (Original post)
Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 2012 OP
yardwork Jun 2012 #1
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2012 #2
dmr Jun 2012 #3
gaspee Jun 2012 #4
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #5
RitchieRich Jun 2012 #22
Swede Atlanta Jun 2012 #6
riderinthestorm Jun 2012 #7
neeksgeek Jun 2012 #8
sakabatou Jun 2012 #9
McCamy Taylor Jun 2012 #10
DirkGently Jun 2012 #11
allan01 Jun 2012 #12
valerief Jun 2012 #13
Odin2005 Jun 2012 #14
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2012 #15
avaistheone1 Jun 2012 #32
SunSeeker Jun 2012 #16
freshwest Jun 2012 #19
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #28
Tsiyu Jun 2012 #17
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #27
Tsiyu Jun 2012 #36
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #37
revolution breeze Jun 2012 #30
Tsiyu Jun 2012 #35
Smilo Jun 2012 #18
RainDog Jun 2012 #20
Solly Mack Jun 2012 #21
TheKentuckian Jun 2012 #23
hue Jun 2012 #24
Fantastic Anarchist Jun 2012 #25
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #26
revolution breeze Jun 2012 #29
99Forever Jun 2012 #31
avaistheone1 Jun 2012 #33
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #38
CrispyQ Jun 2012 #34

Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:36 PM

1. Outrageous.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:23 PM

3. This makes me just LIVID!

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:52 PM

4. UTTER BULLSHIT

Crazy - I guess the people of Kansas have spoken - they want to live this way by voting these people into office to rule their lives, let them - sane women need to get out to save themselves.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:04 PM

5. I'm sorry to say, I saw this one coming

Not too long ago I was trolling around a right-wing shithole, and decided to make the point that banning abortion even in case of rape or incest just means that the GOP is advocating the the right of a rapist or pedophile to "own" their victim.

Here we have a teen year old child, raped by her uncle and pregnant. Good fucking god. And the only reaction by the government of the state is to declare the doctor who is literally saving her life a criminal.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:07 AM

22. Good on you for going there

The phrase "preaching to the choir" comes to mind (introduced to my head at Christian youth group). Everyone on this site is of... vaguely similar.... um... all probably going to vote for the same person. I can only imaging the heaping plate of welcome they served you. It would be interesting to organize an outreach program.

Say, If you go somewhere like that again, let me know. We can tag team that shit.
Any sites in particular?

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:03 PM

6. I mourn for America......

We must separate medical treatment from religious nuttery. The physician did what, in her professional opinion, was the correct course of treatment for this patient. In my view, based on the limited facts, she was correct.

But what prevents us in future of having a doctor recommend against further cancer treatments because he/she knows the treatment will be very painful for the patient, costly and only provide a small opportunity for an extension or quality of life. The doctor is going to be charged in the same manner.

We cannot have religious beliefs interfering with the conduct of the practice of medicine in this country. Physicians must be free to take decisions and make recommendations on their qualified MEDICAL expertise, not their religious beliefs. A patient should always be free to decide otherwise. But the doctor cannot be held accountable for performing a procedure or recommending a course of treatment that is generally recognized as valid.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:09 PM

7. There are no words... just despicable. K&R nt

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:10 PM

8. Speechless...

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:11 PM

9. WTF?!

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:11 PM

10. Shameful.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:11 PM

11. This what they've always wanted: to hurt people. Including young children.


Maybe there's a benefit in having that more completely out in the open.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:15 PM

12. re:Kansas Doctor May Lose License For Refusing To Force 10 Year-Old To Birth

y are the repugs so interiested in abortion and not jobs
?

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:59 PM

13. The asshats who run Kansas are out of their freaking gourd. nt

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:09 PM

14. I think I'm gonna be sick.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:05 PM

15. Calling Rachel Maddow!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:57 PM

32. I'll second that!

This is outrageous.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:11 PM

16. Talk about going after the wrong person!

Every member of the Kansas medical board should be indicted for child abuse. And any doctor who forces a 10-year-old to give birth by refusing to perform an abortion the child requests should lose their license, not the other way around.

This is an outrage, right up there with that hideous Islamic Penal Code that forces women and even young girls to marry their rapists. The Right really are the American Taliban.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2114884/Moroccan-girl-16-kills-judge-forced-marry-man-RAPED-her.html

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:52 AM

19. This is exactly what they believe in. No such thing as rape or incest, battered women stay married.

They are legislating this here, why did they complain about Islam? They have said they are against Sharia law, but what is this, but the same thing under another name? This is not the America I grew up or thought I would grow old in. I am sick.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:16 AM

28. They are, "The Right really are the American Taliban." I have no idea anymore

what it's going to take to wake Americans the F up, to get their head out of their butt, and look at what's happening to this country.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:55 PM

17. Wicked grown men



wishing to further scar a raped, pregnant, traumatized little girl just so they can get even with women.

Operation Rescue is so vile, but maybe we are all vile for letting this War on Women rage on.




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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:13 AM

27. Operation Rescue collects together all of the misogynists so they

can practice their hatred against women.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #27)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:20 PM

36. Yes they do



They are so full of hate, was it something their own mothers did to them?

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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #36)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 08:48 AM

37. Possibly. It runs far deeper than their pretext IMO which is often the case for

those with these authoritarian sociopathic control freak causes.

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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:50 AM

30. My ex-sil's baby had died in utero

Her doctor said she should go into spontaneous labor within 48 hours, if not, the doctor would have to intervene. Labor didn't start and the closest facility which could safely perfrom the procedure was a Planned Parenthood clinic. However, the walk into the clinic was the worst experience. Some jackass protester stopped Risa and said "You are going in there to kill your baby." Already emotional she screamed "My baby is already dead. These people are going to save my life." She said you could hear a pin drop and the protesters blocking the door stepped silently out of her way. The clinic allowed her doctor to be there with her as she felt more comfortable with him there, provided a private room for the family to grieve, and provided her with a counselor to help her through the entire experience. They even allowed her to leave by a back entrance so she would not have to face the protesters again.

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Response to revolution breeze (Reply #30)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:18 PM

35. Those oh-so-moral protesters know how to make bad go worse



Sorry to hear of her experience but thanks for sharing the reality.

A very sad situation all around

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:11 PM

18. My husband worked with a rightwinger..........

the rightie said that if his wife was ever raped he would force her to carry the child full term and they would bring up that child.

But this guy was so openly racist, nasty and mean about anyone who wasn't a white male - if his wife was raped by anyone not of the white heritage - I have no doubt at all that they would be waiting at the clinic for the doors to open.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:04 AM

20. religious extremists repulse me n/t

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:43 AM

21. K&R

Cruel fucks.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:26 AM

23. Fucking crazy

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:48 AM

24. If men got pregnant this would never be an issue! n/t

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:03 AM

25. Absolutely disgusting.

Scratching Kansas off my list. Well, like I'd ever want to go there.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:09 AM

26. Yep, this sure is going to make KS look like a place one would desperately want

to move to for employment. KS can put on one more notch for being the leader of RW political and religious loonies. KS = Krazy Shit

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:33 AM

29. My Aunt Claudia

was mentally ill and as an adult, had the mental age of 9. I was very young when she was raped by a "friend" at the age of 15. The family went against doctors advice and allowed her to give birth. Twenty years later she still walked around the house asking everyone where she had left her baby. The memory brings tears to my eyes. I wish she had had a Dr. Ann Neuhaus fighting for her. My grandmother (her mother) has Alzheimers but I sometimes wonder if she remembers hurting Claudia that much.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:53 AM

31. Is it becoming any clearer yet?

These sociopaths will stop at nothing to stomp our choices and freedoms into the ground. A shitstorm is brewing and the clock is ticking. The day is fast approaching to choose a side to be on, I stand on the side of the 99%. This is a direct assault on women's RIGHTS, just as all of our RIGHTS are being assaulted from every angle. How long will WE kneel for them?

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:58 PM

33. American Taliban in Kansas strike again.

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Response to avaistheone1 (Reply #33)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 08:49 AM

38. Well said! Exactly! n/t

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:10 PM

34. Their ideology has hijacked their humanity.

They are disgusting.

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