Anti-abortion activists are using public record laws to pry into private medical records

mississippi-abortion-rights2Well, this is new, from ProPublica. From that link:

Abortion opponents insist their tactics are generally not aimed at identifying women who have abortions but to uncover incidents involving patients who may have been harmed by poor care or underage girls who may have been sexually abused. They say they are trying to prevent situations such as the one involving Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted in 2013 of murdering three babies after botched abortions and of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a woman.

“This is about saving the lives of women,” said Cheryl Sullenger, senior policy adviser for the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, which is based in Wichita, Kansas. “A lot of people don’t understand that. It’s a systemic problem within the abortion industry today for abortion providers to cut corners on patient care.”

And thanks, Leftover, for the link.

Published by datingjesus

Just another one of God's children.

Join the Conversation


      1. What’s to celebrate? Unless the vote is all one counts when defining gender equality in America, there’s really nothing to celebrate.

        I wish I could celebrate by working. But no luck there. Even if I had a job, though…again…what’s to celebrate? Capitalism? Bullshit? (Which is basically what women are getting out of Capitalism.) Obama carrying “forward the torch of gender equality”? (You tell me…how’s that working out for women?)

        I mean…I’m glad you all got the vote…but almost one hundred years later…is this equality? Even by Capitalist standards?

        Maybe it’s just the lack of oxygen up here getting to me but I don’t see much to celebrate.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: