A month ago Ashcroft ordered the release of abortion records (edited of course) during the course of an investigation of partial birth abourtion. Well, a 'federal judge ordered the University of Michigan Health System on Friday to turn over edited abortion records for possible inclusion in a case about a law that bans a particular abortion procedure." The Justice dept. is claiming that these records are central to the claim by some doctors that the procedure may be, a times, medically necessary. Excuse the conspiracy theorist in me, but I have a hard time believing that under the current administration any such records would be used to further an argument against the wishes of the White House.
All of that aside, is it ever okay to infringe upon the privacy (even if their names are inked out) of women? I believe that the personal is political, but I also believe that people should have the right to choose their battles.
Judge Orders Release of Abortion Records
cross posted on my blog