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TBogg nails it:
If George Bush had had an abortion we could get a look at his medical records.
Unfortunately for Ashcroft's witchhunt, we don't go for that shit in Chicago:
Justice Department lawyers subpoenaed the medical records of 40 patients to see if they contradicted Hammond's claims that the abortions were necessary to protect the mothers' health.
Kocoras ruled that strict Illinois medical privacy laws meant the patients' records couldn't be released.
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Citing federal case law, the department said in a brief that "there is no federal common law" protecting physician-patient privilege. In light of "modern medical practice" and the growth of third-party insurers, it said, "individuals no longer possess a reasonable expectation that their histories will remain completely confidential."
What???? Lady, have you not heard of HIPAA?
elavil @ 02/12/2004 09:01 AM CST
Well, everything changed after 9/11, of course. You better support the troops, too.
jima @ 02/12/2004 10:43 AM CST
OK. Should I be using RUBBER or LEATHER for that?
elavil @ 02/12/2004 01:28 PM CST