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War protester's medical license threatened.

Battling to keep her Kansas medical license, Dr. Yolanda Huet-Vaughn appeared for three days recently before the Kansas Board of Healing Arts in Topeka, Kan.

The 42-year-old physician and Army reservist was court-martialed two years ago for desertion. She refused to participate in the Gulf War, which she said was immoral and unjust.

Huet-Vaughn served eight months at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth before returning to practice. Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark testified that Huet-Vaughn rightfully followed the dictates of her conscience by refusing participation. He called the war unconstitutional.

The board, which disciplines Kansas physicians, is expected to rule in the case in November or December.
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Title Annotation:Dr. Yolanda Huet-Vaughan
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Date:Oct 8, 1993
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