Judge: No Bond For Kan. Doctor In Abortion Case

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas doctor won't have to post a bond while appealing the revocation of her medical license over referrals of young patients to the late Dr. George Tiller for late-term abortions.

The State Board of Healing Arts wanted to require Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus (NOO'-hows) to post a bond of nearly $93,000 as she pursues a lawsuit in hopes of regaining her license.

Shawnee County District Judge Franklin Theis (TEYES) on Friday rejected the board's request.

The $93,000 represents the board's costs in pursuing a complaint against Neuhaus over allegations of providing inadequate mental health exams on 11 patients before referring them to Tiller in 2003. The board revoked her license in June.

Theis is requiring only that Neuhaus sign a statement that she'll pay any legal judgment.