Anti-Abortion Agencies Requests (Department of Health and Social Services)

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


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Delaware Freedom of Information Act, 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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

From: Department of Health and Social Services

Good afternoon,

DHSS is in receipt of your FOIA request. I have added my questions/comments in red:

* 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:

o Pro-Life Action League

o National Right to Life

o Check My Clinic

o The Center for Medical Progress

o Coalition for Life

o Operation Rescue

o 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.

I can do a search of our FOIA logs in terms of the named groups, but I am unaware of what other similar groups exist and thus will have to limit my search to the names you listed. I also need a timeframe.

* All communications, from January 1, 2015 to present day, between DHSS and representatives of the following organizations:

o Pro-Life Action League

o National Right to Life

o Check My Clinic

o The Center for Medical Progress

o Coalition for Life

o Operation Rescue

o Right to Life

Please specify what you mean by communications. There is no way to verify telephone communications or physical mail communications.

* Any and all requests and documents with the following words:

o Abortion

o Pregnancy termination

o Termination of pregnancy

o Unborn babies

o Induced abortion

o Fetal tissue

o Partial birth abortion

o Telemedicine

Please specify what you mean by requests and documents. Again, there is no way to verify physical mail requests or documents. In addition, I need a timeframe.

Thank you,

Gabriela Kejner, Esq.
Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary
[DHSS Logo New Final]<http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/index.html>
Herman M. Holloway Sr. Health and Social Services Campus
1901 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720
Office: (302) 255-4783 Fax: (302) 255-4429
Work Mobile: (302) 274-8074
Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov<mailto:Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov>

From: Department of Health and Social Services

Good afternoon,

I am writing to follow-up with my below email. Please advise if you can provide the additional clarification no later than July 26th. If I don't hear from you by then, I will close out the request.

Thank you,

Gabriela Kejner, Esq.
Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary
[DHSS Logo New Final]<http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/index.html>
Herman M. Holloway Sr. Health and Social Services Campus
1901 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720
Office: (302) 255-4783 Fax: (302) 255-4429
Work Mobile: (302) 274-8074
Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov<mailto:Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov>

From: Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

Hello Gabriela,

Thank you for your email.
The timeframe for the three categories is from Jan. 1, 2015 to present day.

1. All the organizations:

o Delaware Pro-Life Coalition
o Delaware Right to Life
o Chester County Pro-Life Coalition
o Pro-Life Action League
o National Right to Life
o Check My Clinic
o The Center for Medical Progress
o Coalition for Life
o Operation Rescue

2. Communication, as in emails and public record portal responses, to the 9 organizations listed above.

3. All public records requests this agency has received that include the following words:

o Abortion
o Pregnancy termination
o Termination of pregnancy
o Unborn babies
o Induced abortion
o Fetal tissue
o Partial birth abortion
o Telemedicine

Let me know if you have any more questions! Thank you.

From: Department of Health and Social Services

Thank you for your response. For #3, is the time frame 2015 to present as well?

Gabriela Kejner, Esq.
Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary
[DHSS Logo New Final]<http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/index.html>
Herman M. Holloway Sr. Health and Social Services Campus
1901 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720
Office: (302) 255-4783 Fax: (302) 255-4429
Work Mobile: (302) 274-8074
Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov<mailto:Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov>

From: Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

Yes! Jan. 1, 2015 to present day.

From: Department of Health and Social Services

You have Right to Life and National Right to Life. Are those the same thing?

Gabriela Kejner, Esq.
Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary
[DHSS Logo New Final]<http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/index.html>
Herman M. Holloway Sr. Health and Social Services Campus
1901 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720
Office: (302) 255-4783 Fax: (302) 255-4429
Work Mobile: (302) 274-8074
Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov<mailto:Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov>

From: Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

National Right to Life should be the national organization, and Delaware Right to Life should be the state one. Can you do a search for both, in case the national organization sent one?

From: Department of Health and Social Services

We don't have anything for either of them in terms of FOIA, but I am submitting a request to our technology department for any emails they may have sent.

Gabriela Kejner, Esq.
Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary
[DHSS Logo New Final]<http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/index.html>
Herman M. Holloway Sr. Health and Social Services Campus
1901 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720
Office: (302) 255-4783 Fax: (302) 255-4429
Work Mobile: (302) 274-8074
Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov<mailto:Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov>

From: Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

Thank you so much, Gabriela!

From: Department of Health and Social Services

Good morning,

Delaware's technology Department (Department of Technology and Information [DTI]) has informed me that the request I submitted for any emails including the list of groups you provided will cost $38 to start as it will take them longer than one hour to complete. If the price goes up due to more time, they will advise me.

Do you wish to proceed? Please advise so that I can tell DTI to complete the request.

Thank you,

Gabriela Kejner, Esq.
Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary
[DHSS Logo New Final]<http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/index.html>
Herman M. Holloway Sr. Health and Social Services Campus
1901 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720
Office: (302) 255-4783 Fax: (302) 255-4429
Work Mobile: (302) 274-8074
Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov<mailto:Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov>

From: Department of Health and Social Services

Good afternoon,

Have you had a moment to consider my email below? Please advise as to how you would like to proceed.

Thank you,

Gabriela Kejner, Esq.
Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary
[DHSS Logo New Final]<http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/index.html>
Herman M. Holloway Sr. Health and Social Services Campus
1901 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720
Office: (302) 255-4783 Fax: (302) 255-4429
Work Mobile: (302) 274-8074
Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov<mailto:Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov>

From: Department of Health and Social Services

Good afternoon,

Please take a moment to review my below email. We can only proceed with this portion of your request when you advise as to whether you want to continue the request, and once you have remitted payment.

I will have to close this portion of the FOIA request by August 21st if I do not hear from you.

Thank you,

Gabriela Kejner, Esq.
Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary
[DHSS Logo New Final]<http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/index.html>
Herman M. Holloway Sr. Health and Social Services Campus
1901 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720
Office: (302) 255-4783 Fax: (302) 255-4429
Work Mobile: (302) 274-8074
Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov<mailto:Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov>

From: Department of Health and Social Services

Good morning,

Here is another update: per DTI, the cost is $76 for the time spent in retrieving the list of groups. We must receive payment before sending any found documents. Please advise as to how you would like to proceed. I will extend the deadline to August 22nd.

Thank you,

Gabriela Kejner, Esq.
Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary
[DHSS Logo New Final]<http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/index.html>
Herman M. Holloway Sr. Health and Social Services Campus
1901 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720
Office: (302) 255-4783 Fax: (302) 255-4429
Work Mobile: (302) 274-8074
Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov<mailto:Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov>

From: Department of Health and Social Services

Good morning,

I have not heard from you regarding the cost of work to pull your request. As such, that part of your FOIA request is closed.

One item you requested is not included in that cost as it was something I was able to locate, and I am attaching it to this email. It is responsive to your request for any public records requests by one of the enumerated groups.

I had no other responsive documents.

With this email, your FOIA request is closed.

Thank you,

Gabriela Kejner, Esq.
Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary
[DHSS Logo New Final]<http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/index.html>
Herman M. Holloway Sr. Health and Social Services Campus
1901 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720
Office: (302) 255-4783 Fax: (302) 255-4429
Work Mobile: (302) 274-8074
Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov<mailto:Gabriela.Kejner@delaware.gov>

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