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Abortion Patients Forced to Turn Over Their Private Records to Grand Jury

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Abortion Patients Forced to Turn Over Their Private Records to Grand Jury

January 31, 2008 -- On January 30, a state judge in Kansas ordered often-targeted abortion provider Dr. George Tiller to turn over the medical records of approximately 2000 of his patients to a grand jury. The Center, which is representing patients of Dr. Tiller, filed a brief in the case arguing that the records contain quintessentially private information of patients—information that no patient would want handed over to the grand jury or put at risk of being leaked to the public. Attorney Bonnie Scott Jones did an interview with the ABC affiliate in Wichita, Kansas.


By CRR, USA.


Human Rights Policy Resource.


Filipino Women and Men Sue Manila Mayor For Ban on Contraception

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Filipino Women and Men Sue Manila Mayor For Ban on Contraception

January 30, 2008 -- Twenty Manila women and men filed a case today in a Philippine high court against the mayor of Manila, arguing that the city’s eight-year ban on contraception has severely and irreparably damaged their lives and health and those of many others in Manila City. Relying heavily on the study Imposing Misery conducted by the U.S.-based Center for Reproductive Rights and Philippines-based Likhaan and ReproCen, the plaintiffs paint a grim portrait of women’s lives in Manila under Mayoral Executive Order 003 (EO 003), which effectively bans among other things condoms, birth control pills, and sterilization in public health centers.


By CRR, USA.


Human rights Policy Resource.


Kansas Supreme Court Protects Patients' Private Medical Records—For Now

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Kansas Supreme Court Protects Patients' Private Medical Records—For Now

February 6, 2008 -- On February 5th, the Kansas Supreme Court granted Dr. George Tiller’s request to temporarily block a grand jury from accessing the private medical records of approximately 2000 women who obtained abortions at his clinic. The Center also filed a petition with the same court on behalf of Dr. Tiller’s patients, appealing last week's order from a lower court that Dr. Tiller surrender the records.’.


By CRR, USA.


Human Rights Policy Resource.