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Mon Mar 19, 2012, 02:45 PM

Tennessee Bill May Expose Identities Of Women Seeking Abortions

Source: Think Progress



Tennessee lawmakers will consider a controversial measure on Wednesday that could intimidate women seeking abortions by requiring that the names of doctors who perform the procedures be published online. The legislation, known as the Life Defense Act of 2012 or House Bill 3808, would restrict access to the procedure in two ways:

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But the measure goes beyond existing reporting requirements and could undermine women’s right to privacy by allowing opponents to identify — harass and intimidate — patients who undergo the procedure.

The state’s Department of Health already reports information on the age, race, education, and number of children of women who receive abortions, and aggregates the data by region, “making it impossible for others to figure out who underwent an abortion procedure.” This bill, however, would require the department “to release patient data broken down by county” and could “reveal the identities of some women who receive abortions, particularly in small, rural communities.” “I think in some small communities that woman would be identified,” State Rep. Gary Odom (D) warned when a subcommittee advanced the measure earlier this month. “I think that by publicizing this, it would have serious consequences. … We know what has happened to physicians who perform abortions that there has been violence. … There could be violence against the women. … This is a dangerous piece of legislation. … I think this is full of meanness.”

Abortion providers could also be at risk, as abortion foes would now have a comprehensive list of the names of the doctors who perform the procedure. “In an environment where doctors are victims of violence — and we’ve had physicians who provide abortion care murdered in the past few years — I think this is an attempt to intimidate and allow for providers to be terrorized,” said Jeff Teague, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee.


http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/03/19/446875/tennessee-bill-may-expose-identities-of-women-seeking-abortions/

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demmiblue Mar 2012 OP
get the red out Mar 2012 #1
Kalidurga Mar 2012 #2
get the red out Mar 2012 #3
ProfessionalLeftist Mar 2012 #4
Lint Head Mar 2012 #5
felix_numinous Mar 2012 #6
mackattack Mar 2012 #7
HockeyMom Mar 2012 #13
MichiganVote Mar 2012 #14
MrScorpio Mar 2012 #8
superpatriotman Mar 2012 #9
MrScorpio Mar 2012 #10
catbyte Mar 2012 #11
Downwinder Mar 2012 #12
cry baby Mar 2012 #15

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 02:53 PM

1. That's what they want

For wome to think of what the wonderful religious people of her community might do to her and/or her family if she seeks to exercise her right to choose.

We're moving closer to public witch burnings every day and the Christo-Taliban rides on.....

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Response to get the red out (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 02:59 PM

2. Don't forget...

the stoning of teh gays on Wednsdays. Really weird how Republicans want to interfer in relationships that are unlikely to result in an unplanned pregnancy.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 03:08 PM

3. Absolutely

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 03:16 PM

4. How is this not against HIPAA regs? n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 03:30 PM

5. Things are coming to a head very soon in the entire nation.

It's going to be a long hot summer.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 03:33 PM

6. They think they are going to get away with this

without a fight.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 03:34 PM

7. HIPPA Violation?!?!?

 

I mean seriously, no way this should stand

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Response to mackattack (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 05:13 PM

13. Absolutely

I worked with both children and adults with disabilities. NOBODY had a right to see their IEP's or Medical Records unless they had a right to know; as in staff that worked face to face with them.

Publishing medical records to the general public, who have no need or right to know, is outright illegal under HIPPA. This also includes your EMPLOYER who has no right to know if you are using contraceptives, for WHATEVER reason. Doctor patient privilege, and HIPPA regulations.

These stupid, and ILLEGAL, laws will, and SHOULD, go straight to the courts.

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Response to mackattack (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 06:48 PM

14. Agree. HIPPA violation and no serious health violation to rationalize release. Lawsuit.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 03:35 PM

8. Oh, this is perfect… I say, and publish the names of the sperm donors too...

Let the games begin!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 03:37 PM

9. What about exposing the names of the fathers?

A little stigma goes a long way.

How about posting their names and faces all over?



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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 03:39 PM

10. Great minds think alike nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 03:47 PM

11. Why don't they just cut to the chase & shave their heads and publicly flog them?



I'm so angry this is the only smilie that will do.

Diane
Anishinaabe in MI & mom to Leo, Sophie, Taz & Nigel, members of Dogs Against Romney, Cat Division
"We ride inside--HISS!”

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 04:38 PM

12. Going to put up a database of males with STDs? Why not?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 07:04 PM

15. Tn Health and Human Services Committee has this bill scheduled

for Wednesday - committee meets at 11:00 am. This issue is 10th on the agenda for that day, which means it might get rolled.

The room that this committee meeting will take place is HHR16.

It's quite a drive for me so I think I'm gonna save the trip for when it comes to the floor, but I posted this info just in case anyone else is reading this from Tn and would like to go.

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