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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Have You Had An Abortion? We Want DETAILS!!

If you live in Kansas and have had an abortion recently, the Kansas Attorney General wants to know all about YOU. He’s claiming to be investigating underage sex and late-term abortions.

A State District judge has ruled that Attorney General Phil Kline is entitled to the medical files of about 90 women he’s investigating. Two clinics have appealed the decision to the Kansas Supreme Court.

The clinics have offered to provide the records as long as some personal information is edited out. A spokesperson for the clinics said “these women’s rights will be sacrificed if this fishing expedition is not halted or narrowed.”

The clinics are presently under a gag order: They are not allowed to inform any of these women that Big Brother is trying to get ahold of their medical records. Uh, what country is this again?

Kline is a staunch abortion opponent, and he’s been trying for two years to require health care professionals to report underage sexual activity.


Blogger gblagg said...

I believe they are not interested in the names or addresses of these women. They are merely looking for the statistics involved. But who cares about reality when we can be partisan. If the names are not known, why is this data a problem? With this type of ideology, no medical statistics at all could be ammassed. We would not know the # of women with breast cancer or men with colon cancer. Isn't this really about hiding the facts from the public? Isn't your fear truly about the public finding out how many under age girls get abortions? About how many partial birth abortions are not being done just for the health of the mother?

February 26, 2005 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Saint Nate said...

Quite a few doctors are up in arms about this as well, especially since they have to be so meticulous protecting patients' rights under HIPAA yet the state government is trying to disobey this federal ordinance.

Given the passioned actions the abortion debate has lead to in the past, which has often turned violent, I would fear for the safety of those persons identified.

February 26, 2005 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Brother Kenya said...

In response to g. blagg, a state attorney general shouldn't be interested in anonymous health statistics. He's investigating possible crimes. Thus he will need names in order to pursue the criminals. Get it? It's a scam, bro. Has nothing to do with numbers and everything to do with his antiabortion agenda.

February 26, 2005 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Hi- I came here via "Cranky Liberal" upon his recommendation to read a different post.
This news in Kansas makes me want to take off my blog that I live "Over the Rainbow." I've known of this since it broke. Beyond appalling, although not surprising given the current politics in our country.

This violates civil rights and beyond. It sickens me to see our country going backwards and I, for one, will fight for a woman's right to choose.

March 4, 2005 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I put up a post on this over at God Dem! with some of the more recent details. Kline is not interested in underage sex; if he was he would be questioning clinics that offer counseling.

If sucessful, this case will set a precedence for other private information to be made available. This may ulitmately be the goal, and Kline is simply using the smoke from the abortion issue to cloud his real motives.

March 7, 2005 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger GrannyGrump said...

Boy, y'all really have your panties in a twist over the "privacy rights" of underage girls being taken to abortion mills by their abusers to vacuum out evidence of statutory rape. Since when do sex crime victims have a "right" to continued abuse?

February 11, 2006 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger GrannyGrump said...

BTW, in the wake of Christin Gilbert's death, two women have voluntarily come forward with details of their abortions, demanding that Tiller be investigated. Some women willingly are surrendering their privacy to try to protect other women from quackery.

Christin, by the way, was the victim of an unreported case of sexual abuse. The Texas AG is investigating the case to try to put the man responsible behind bars, so no more women will have to suffer as Christin did.

February 11, 2006 at 10:51 AM  

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