Anti-Abortion Agencies Requests (Department of Public Health and Environment)

Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel) filed this request with the Department of Public Health and Environment of Colorado.
Multi Request Anti-Abortion Agencies Requests
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From: Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Materials related to requests for information regarding abortion services. Please include as responsive:

1. Any public records requests, as well as any provided responses or responsive materials, submitted by groups with a publicly known focus on anti-abortion and pro-life sentiments. Please include but do not limit responsive materials to those referencing the following organizations:
- Pro-Life Action League
- National Right to Life
- Check My Clinic
- The Center for Medical Progress
- Coalition for Life
- Operation Rescue
- Right to Life.

If there is a group, like a local city group, that has this sentiment but was not listed, please also provide their requests as well.

2. All communications, from Jan. 1, 2015 to present day, between your agency and representatives of the following organizations:
- Pro-Life Action League
- National Right to Life
- Check My Clinic
- The Center for Medical Progress
- Coalition for Life
- Operation Rescue
- Right to Life.

3. Any and all requests and documents with following words:
ABORTION
PREGNANCY TERMINATION
TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY
UNBORN BABIES
INDUCED ABORTION
FETAL TISSUE
PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION
TELEMEDICINE

Let me know if your office has any questions about this request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

From: Department of Public Health and Environment

Ms. Patel,

One record responsive to your first request is attached. In regards to your
second and third requests, the Department will require additional time to
comply with your request.
Pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-72-203(3)(b), if there are extenuating
circumstances, an extension of seven working days is permissible. Your
request is broadly stated and encompasses all or substantially all of a
large category of records and the request is without sufficient specificity
to allow the Department to reasonably prepare to gather the records within
the three-day period.

Please note that per its Open Records Policy
<https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/department-policy-2.17>, the
Department of Public Health and Environment is authorized to charge $30 per
hour (after the first hour) for time associated with research, retrieval,
and review of records.

Your third request for "any and all requests and documents with the
following words: abortion, pregnancy, termination, termination of
pregnancy, unborn babies, induced abortion, fetal tissue, partial birth
abortion, telemedicine" is extremely broad. This will likely result in a
large estimate of time and substantial costs to fulfill the request. If you
would like to revise your request to define more specifically what records
you are seeking, please email me your revised request. Otherwise, the
Department will notify you on or before July 26, 2019 as to what records
are available and what the estimated costs for producing the records will
be.

Thank you,

*Monica Wilkerson*
Records and Legal Services Liaison
[image: image.png]
4300 Cherry Creek Drive S., Denver, CO 80246
P 303.692.2034 | Monica.Wilkerson@state.co.us
F 303.692.7702 | www.colorado.gov/cdphe

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: CDPHE News <cdphe.officeofcommunications@state.co.us>
Date: Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 7:53 AM
Subject: Fwd: Colorado Public Records Law Request: Anti-Abortion Agencies
Requests (Department of Public Health and Environment)

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 3:00 AM
Subject: RE: Colorado Public Records Law Request: Anti-Abortion Agencies
Requests (Department of Public Health and Environment)
To: <cdphe.officeofcommunications@state.co.us>

Department of Public Health and Environment
CPR Office
4300 Cherry Creek South Drive
Denver, CO 80246

July 16, 2019

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Colorado Public Records Law request,
copied below, and originally submitted on July 11, 2019. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

Filed via MuckRock.com
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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 77019
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note
that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than
"MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.

---

On July 11, 2019:
Subject: Colorado Public Records Law Request: Anti-Abortion Agencies
Requests (Department of Public Health and Environment)

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Public Records Law, I hereby request the following
records:

Materials related to requests for information regarding abortion services.
Please include as responsive:

1. Any public records requests, as well as any provided responses or
responsive materials, submitted by groups with a publicly known focus on
anti-abortion and pro-life sentiments. Please include but do not limit
responsive materials to those referencing the following organizations:
- Pro-Life Action League
- National Right to Life
- Check My Clinic
- The Center for Medical Progress
- Coalition for Life
- Operation Rescue
- Right to Life.

If there is a group, like a local city group, that has this sentiment but
was not listed, please also provide their requests as well.

2. All communications, from Jan. 1, 2015 to present day, between your
agency and representatives of the following organizations:
- Pro-Life Action League
- National Right to Life
- Check My Clinic
- The Center for Medical Progress
- Coalition for Life
- Operation Rescue
- Right to Life.

3. Any and all requests and documents with following words:
ABORTION
PREGNANCY TERMINATION
TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY
UNBORN BABIES
INDUCED ABORTION
FETAL TISSUE
PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION
TELEMEDICINE

Let me know if your office has any questions about this request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and
this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform
me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer
the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or
CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I
look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
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Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 77019
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note
that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than
"MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.

From: Department of Public Health and Environment

Hello,
Please find attached the Department's additional response regarding your
request for records.

Thank you,
Monica

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Monica Wilkerson <monica.wilkerson@state.co.us>
Date: Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 1:32 PM
Subject: Fwd: Colorado Public Records Law Request: Anti-Abortion Agencies
Requests (Department of Public Health and Environment)
To: <requests@muckrock.com>
Cc: <cdphe.officeofcommunications@state.co.us>

Ms. Patel,

One record responsive to your first request is attached. In regards to your
second and third requests, the Department will require additional time to
comply with your request.
Pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-72-203(3)(b), if there are extenuating
circumstances, an extension of seven working days is permissible. Your
request is broadly stated and encompasses all or substantially all of a
large category of records and the request is without sufficient specificity
to allow the Department to reasonably prepare to gather the records within
the three-day period.

Please note that per its Open Records Policy
<https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/department-policy-2.17>, the
Department of Public Health and Environment is authorized to charge $30 per
hour (after the first hour) for time associated with research, retrieval,
and review of records.

Your third request for "any and all requests and documents with the
following words: abortion, pregnancy, termination, termination of
pregnancy, unborn babies, induced abortion, fetal tissue, partial birth
abortion, telemedicine" is extremely broad. This will likely result in a
large estimate of time and substantial costs to fulfill the request. If you
would like to revise your request to define more specifically what records
you are seeking, please email me your revised request. Otherwise, the
Department will notify you on or before July 26, 2019 as to what records
are available and what the estimated costs for producing the records will
be.

Thank you,

*Monica Wilkerson*
Records and Legal Services Liaison
[image: image.png]
4300 Cherry Creek Drive S., Denver, CO 80246
P 303.692.2034 | Monica.Wilkerson@state.co.us
F 303.692.7702 | www.colorado.gov/cdphe

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: CDPHE News <cdphe.officeofcommunications@state.co.us>
Date: Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 7:53 AM
Subject: Fwd: Colorado Public Records Law Request: Anti-Abortion Agencies
Requests (Department of Public Health and Environment)

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 3:00 AM
Subject: RE: Colorado Public Records Law Request: Anti-Abortion Agencies
Requests (Department of Public Health and Environment)
To: <cdphe.officeofcommunications@state.co.us>

Department of Public Health and Environment
CPR Office
4300 Cherry Creek South Drive
Denver, CO 80246

July 16, 2019

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Colorado Public Records Law request,
copied below, and originally submitted on July 11, 2019. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly:
https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fdepartment-public-health-and-environment-4151%252Fanti-abortion-agencies-requests-department-of-public-health-and-environment-77019%252F%253Femail%253Dcdphe.officeofcommunications%252540state.co.us&url_auth_token=AAAWSxh9cmSrvHwQmU-j1hq-KBw%3A1hnJJj%3ATjcCcpBcIsdHH43auAaxAl0u8V0
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 77019
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note
that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than
"MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.

---

On July 11, 2019:
Subject: Colorado Public Records Law Request: Anti-Abortion Agencies
Requests (Department of Public Health and Environment)

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Public Records Law, I hereby request the following
records:

Materials related to requests for information regarding abortion services.
Please include as responsive:

1. Any public records requests, as well as any provided responses or
responsive materials, submitted by groups with a publicly known focus on
anti-abortion and pro-life sentiments. Please include but do not limit
responsive materials to those referencing the following organizations:
- Pro-Life Action League
- National Right to Life
- Check My Clinic
- The Center for Medical Progress
- Coalition for Life
- Operation Rescue
- Right to Life.

If there is a group, like a local city group, that has this sentiment but
was not listed, please also provide their requests as well.

2. All communications, from Jan. 1, 2015 to present day, between your
agency and representatives of the following organizations:
- Pro-Life Action League
- National Right to Life
- Check My Clinic
- The Center for Medical Progress
- Coalition for Life
- Operation Rescue
- Right to Life.

3. Any and all requests and documents with following words:
ABORTION
PREGNANCY TERMINATION
TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY
UNBORN BABIES
INDUCED ABORTION
FETAL TISSUE
PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION
TELEMEDICINE

Let me know if your office has any questions about this request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and
this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform
me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer
the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or
CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I
look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly:
https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fdepartment-public-health-and-environment-4151%252Fanti-abortion-agencies-requests-department-of-public-health-and-environment-77019%252F%253Femail%253Dcdphe.officeofcommunications%252540state.co.us&url_auth_token=AAAWSxh9cmSrvHwQmU-j1hq-KBw%3A1hnJJj%3ATjcCcpBcIsdHH43auAaxAl0u8V0
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 77019
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note
that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than
"MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.

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