Missouri Tracking Women's Menstrual Cycles

Jun 2014
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"ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on a hearing over state efforts to revoke the license for Missouri's only abortion clinic (all times local):

5:20 p.m.

A top Missouri Democrat is calling for an investigation of the health director, who said he tracked menstrual periods of Planned Parenthood patients.

State House Minority Crystal Quade on Tuesday said Republican Gov. Mike Parson must immediately review if patient privacy was compromised.

Quade added that she's not sure if Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams is fit to serve.

Williams testified Tuesday that he requested a spreadsheet that included the dates of the last periods of a St. Louis clinic's patients.

Williams says the goal was to identify women who needed multiple procedures to complete an abortion. He says a state investigator had access to the information from medical records.

Williams' testimony drew national outcry. Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker described the move as "dystopian" in a Tuesday tweet.

Planned Parenthood issued a statement calling the revelation "deeply disturbing."


This seems bizarre! I can't imagine any public health interest such data would serve.

Your thoughts?
 
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"ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on a hearing over state efforts to revoke the license for Missouri's only abortion clinic (all times local):

5:20 p.m.

A top Missouri Democrat is calling for an investigation of the health director, who said he tracked menstrual periods of Planned Parenthood patients.

State House Minority Crystal Quade on Tuesday said Republican Gov. Mike Parson must immediately review if patient privacy was compromised.

Quade added that she's not sure if Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams is fit to serve.

Williams testified Tuesday that he requested a spreadsheet that included the dates of the last periods of a St. Louis clinic's patients.

Williams says the goal was to identify women who needed multiple procedures to complete an abortion. He says a state investigator had access to the information from medical records.

Williams' testimony drew national outcry. Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker described the move as "dystopian" in a Tuesday tweet.

Planned Parenthood issued a statement calling the revelation "deeply disturbing."


This seems bizarre! I can't imagine any public health interest such data would serve.

Your thoughts?
creepy fetish
 

Wonderer

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May 2014
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"ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on a hearing over state efforts to revoke the license for Missouri's only abortion clinic (all times local):

5:20 p.m.

A top Missouri Democrat is calling for an investigation of the health director, who said he tracked menstrual periods of Planned Parenthood patients.

State House Minority Crystal Quade on Tuesday said Republican Gov. Mike Parson must immediately review if patient privacy was compromised.

Quade added that she's not sure if Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams is fit to serve.

Williams testified Tuesday that he requested a spreadsheet that included the dates of the last periods of a St. Louis clinic's patients.

Williams says the goal was to identify women who needed multiple procedures to complete an abortion. He says a state investigator had access to the information from medical records.

Williams' testimony drew national outcry. Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker described the move as "dystopian" in a Tuesday tweet.

Planned Parenthood issued a statement calling the revelation "deeply disturbing."


This seems bizarre! I can't imagine any public health interest such data would serve.

Your thoughts?
It raises serious questions and should be investigated. However, if the sole purpose of collecting the data was to identify the number of women who required multiple procedures to complete an abortion, it may not be quite the creep show it's being perceived as. Please note, I've bolded the "if." It won't surprise me to see Williams ousted.
 

Rev. Hellh0und

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Why is this so bad? So Far fetched. The democrats want to control every aspect of our lives, wouldn't this be a logical conclusion of all this nanny state nonsense the left supports?