Fourth World Radyo: TheAngryindian Speaks with Mike Caddell of Radio Free Kansas
Summary: Mr. Mike Caddell is executive producer of ‘Radio Free Kansas’, a retired private investigator and a former newspaper publisher who discusses his years as a security professional working for several medical centres in Kansas operating under the duress of right-wing, evangelical Christian conservative, anti-abortion violence. This interview includes his observations of the Christian Dominionist movement, the subject of vulture capitalism in the pro-choice struggle and the rise of far-right political influence in national politics. Radio Free Kansas: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fightincockflyer/
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Ann Kristin Neuhaus has seen better days. The doctor once ran a medical clinic that provided abortions in Lawrence, Kan., and later worked with the late Dr. George Tiller. Now she says her house, which sits on a desolate stretch of road in rural Kansas, is falling apart. An underground pipe from the well is so rusted that the basement floods if she doesn’t turn off the water. Health insurance, which covers a lot of the medications for her son’s diabetes, costs about $1,200 a month. “We live pretty much hand to mouth,” the soft-spoken 55-year-old, who goes by “Kris,” told The Huffington Post. “We’re basically in the process of getting bankruptcy paperwork together, but we’re moving slowly on it.”
Neuhaus was stripped of her medical license last summer after the state of Kansas determined that mental health consultations she gave to 11 young women seeking late-term abortions didn’t meet the standard of care. The females were between the ages of 10 and 18. The state charged her nearly $93,000 for the proceedings. “A huge percentage of that was for the testimony of that forensic psychiatrist,” Neuhaus said, referring to Dr. Liza Gold, the state’s expert witness who was flown in from Washington, D.C., at a cost of about $74,000, to testify against her. Since losing her license, Neuhaus says she’s been in limbo.