Late-Term Abortion Practitioners Dump Licenses to Avoid State Prosecution

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 6, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Late-Term Abortion Practitioners Dump Licenses to Avoid State Prosecution

by Steven Ertelt Editor
August 6
, 2010

Albuquerque, NM ( — Two New Mexico-based late-term abortion practitioners who formerly practiced in Kansas have abandoned their medical licenses there to avoid prosecution by the Kansas medical board. Their decision came after the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts said it would discipline another practitioner for problems.

Last month, the board filed an eleven-count recommendation that late-term abortion practitioner Ann Kristin Neuhaus be disciplined.

She allegedly violated the Healing Arts Act concerning abortion referrals she made to late abortion practitioner George Tiller.

Now, abortion practitioners Shelley Sella and Susan C. Robinson have dumped their Kansas medical licenses — placing, them outside the disciplinary jurisdiction of the board.

Sella canceled her Kansas license the same week the KSBHA announced its potential disciplining of Neuhaus. And Robinson voluntarily put her Kansas license on "Inactive" status a month after Tiller’s abortion business closed following his shooting death.

"The move to voluntarily terminate their medical licenses in Kansas puts Sella and Robinson outside the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts," said Operation Rescue president Troy Newman. "That action says a lot about their legitimate concerns that they could also have faced discipline for abortion abuses in which they may have participated while in Kansas."

Both abortion practitioners are now operating in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at Southwestern Women’s Options, a late-term abortion center owned by former illegal back alley abortion practitioner Curtis Boyd.

Boyd boasts of having done thousands of illegal abortions prior to Roe v. Wade and acknowledges that he is aware that he is killing by doing abortions.

Last month, Operation Rescue was notified that the KSBHA had filed a disciplinary petition against Neuhaus for improper late-term abortion referrals to Tiller’s abortion center.

Tiller used only Neuhaus as the legally-mandated second referring physician for all his post-viability abortions, an arrangement that created a symbiotic financial relationship that appeared to violate the law that prohibited legal or financial affiliation between the abortion practitioner and the concurring physician.

Without the referrals, Tiller’s abortion center would have been barred from doing the more financially lucrative abortions past viability.

Tiller, Sella, Robinson, and Nebraska-based abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart benefited from Neuhaus’ improper referrals.

Carhart is now the only one of Tiller’s former abortion practitioner associates who maintains a valid Kansas medical license though he remains under investigation in Nebraska after several of his former employees came forward and provided affidavits detailing abortion abuses and illegal activity they witnessed while in Carhart’s employment at his run-down abortion business in Bellevue, Nebraska.

"The people of New Mexico, where Sella and Robinson have relocated, need to be aware that these two have a history of shady abortion practices. Sella, Robinson, and their new employer, Curtis Boyd, all have flouted the law and placed the lives of women at risk," Newman told

"Sella and Robinson’s recent efforts to place themselves outside of the disciplinary jurisdiction of Kansas show they are defiant and are unwilling to amend their ways or submit to justice. Their above-the-law attitude is a dangerous one that could cost women their lives," he said.


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