Recall former KS Attorney General and Johnson Co. State Attorney Phill Kline is still under investigation for requesting redacted abortion records to determine whether George Tiller and Planned Parenthood were violating late-term and minor abortion laws.
But that’s how our side is treated. When it’s the other side grossly violating the privacy of aborting mothers, well, “Whoopsy! How can we help you not repeat that mistake?,” the feds ask.
On September 28 and 29 Citizens for a Pro-life Society’s director Dr. Monica Miller received 3 letters from the Dept. of Health & Human Services Office of Civil Rights in response to HIPAA complaints Miller filed 2-1/2 years go after finding hundreds of intimate patient records in 3 MI abortion mill dumpsters. These were not isolated finds either. Miller and her pro-life team checked the dumpsters each of 5 to 7 separate weeks, depending on the mill, each time retrieving more records (along with aborted babies and other medical waste).
Outrageously, OCR notified Miller it did not fine or penalize any of the 3 – Womancare Clinic in Lathrup Village, owned by abortionist Alberto Hodari; Sharpes Family Planning in Detroit and Women’s Advisory Center in Livonia, both owned by abortionist Reginald Sharpe.
Instead, according to the letters, which were identical (see Womancare letter here)…
Based on our review of the facts and circumstances of this matter, we have determined that all of the issues raised in this matter at the time it was filed have now been resolved by the voluntary compliance actions of Womancare/SFP/WAC.
This after agreeing with Miller in all 3 letters that the mills had…
… failed to have in place appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the privacy of its patients’ protected health information from any intentional or unintentional use or disclosure.
In addition OCR gave poor Dr. Hodari a helping hand:
On June 24 and July 2, 2009, OCR contacted Womancare and provided technical assistance regarding business associate contracts.
Wasn’t that nice?