Kan. prosecutor disputes misconduct a...

Kan. prosecutor disputes misconduct allegations ...

There are 3 comments on the Hays Daily News story from Oct 23, 2009, titled Kan. prosecutor disputes misconduct allegations .... In it, Hays Daily News reports that:

A Kansas prosecutor said Friday that an allegation that he misled a judge during an investigation of an abortion provider already has been reviewed -- and rejected -- in another inquiry.

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“Beauty on four legs”

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#1 Oct 23, 2009
TS, you lose
Lux et Veritas

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Oct 28, 2009
Tiller fought desperately against the unearthing of his illegalities.

"... In the end, Tiller pumped some $1.2 million into the campaign to defeat [Phill] Kline [the Kansas attorney general who was investigating Tiller's illegalities]. And with the full-throated support of the local media -- the Kansas City Star won Planned Parenthood's top national honor for its efforts -- Morrison [Kline's opponent] prevailed....

During the period of this active review [of Tiller by the new attorney general],[then Kansas governor, now Obama appointee as Health and Human Services Department head] Sebelius was honoring Tiller and his staff at an elegant but extremely discreet soiree at Cedar Crest, the governor's mansion.

Among the more revealing of the photos from the event is one of Sebelius holding a T-shirt presented to her by Tiller, which reads, "Trifecta 2006: Sebelius, Parkinson, Morrison." In the photo, Sebelius points at her guest, George Tiller, as if to acknowledge his contribution to the Democratic sweep. The Kansas City Star and The Wichita Eagle did not publish these photos and did their best to bury the story when it broke a year later.

While [new attorney general] Morrison dithered, he received an unexpected surprise. Before leaving office, Kline had contracted with the head of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Paul McHugh. McHugh was to review the Tiller files to see if they honored Kansas law from a psychiatric perspective, since virtually all of the files claimed a mental-health exemption.

McHugh reported unsubstantial, poorly documented evaluations of disheartened young women whose stated reasons for wanting a late-term abortion were as trivial as "hoping to see a rock concert" or "to attend prom."

"I had to ask myself," McHugh said, "is any person ever found to be not appropriate on psychological grounds for an abortion?" The Star and The Eagle chose not to share McHugh's comments, even after he was made available to reporters during a trip to Kansas City and an interview was posted online.

To no one's surprise, Morrison eventually dropped the charges Kline had brought against Tiller. According to Morrison's novel interpretation of the law, it did not matter why an abortion was performed; all that mattered was whether a second doctor signed off on it....

Kristin Neuhaus [was] the doctor who had provided nearly all of Tiller's second opinions. For the past 10 years, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the State Board of Healing Arts had had her under severe professional restriction, after she violated federal rules on controlled substances, and reportedly performed an abortion on a woman who had withdrawn consent. Twice, in fact, the board had labeled Neuhaus a "danger to the public."

Froom 2003 to 2008, Neuhaus had no other income as a doctor, and Tiller had no other consultant. Under the arrangement, the patient would pay Neuhaus, who would sign a form letter claiming the mother would "suffer severe impairment of a major bodily function" if a late-term abortion were not performed. Neuhaus offered no diagnosis. Many patients she never saw. For her rubber stamp, she billed $300 per abortion; Tiller billed $6,000."

Hutchinson, KS

#3 Jul 2, 2012

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