A decision from Arkansas reinforces fetal viability as a constitutional bright line for abortion restrictions, even as more early abortion bans pass in the states.
The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts will take the order overturning its decision to revoke the medical license of Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus, a Kansas abortion provider, to the Kansas Court of Appeals.
A state court ruled the evidence did not support claims Dr. Neuhaus provided inadequate medical care.
Public health experts say there is a legitimate purpose to statutory rape and incest laws. However, in the context of abortion, these laws are effectively criminalizing normal teen sex and risk compromising patient-confidentiality agreements, as well as potentially deterring patients from seeking sexual health treatment.
Blaming clinics for their own harassment, making violent insinuations, giving a convicted terrorist a leadership position, railroading good doctors out of business, and claiming that 10-year-old rape victims are better off being forced to give birth: Welcome to the anti-choice movement of 2013.
As one Kansas doctor tries to recover her medical license, she may have to end her lawsuit over court costs.
The radically anti-choice State Board of Healing Arts has stripped Dr. Ann Neuhaus’s medical license, saying her mental health exemptions for teens and pre-teens were too lenient.