Anti-Abortion Agencies Requests (Department of Health and Welfare)

Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel) filed this request with the Department of Health and Welfare of Idaho .
Multi Request Anti-Abortion Agencies Requests
Est. Completion None
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No Responsive Documents

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From: Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Idaho Public Records 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

From: Department of Health and Welfare

Dear Shafaq Patel;

The Administrative Procedures Section (APS) received your request and it has been routed to the applicable divisions of the Department of Health and Welfare. Pursuant to Section 74-103(1), Idaho Code<https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title74/T74CH1/SECT74-103/>, employees of the Department have determined that they will need more than three (3) working (business) days to retrieve or find the requested information.

We anticipate a response will be sent soon. Thank you for your patience.
Regards,

Kimberlie

Kimberlie Butler
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Public Records Coordinator
P. O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0036
prr@dhw.idaho.gov<mailto:prr@dhw.idaho.gov>
208/334-5564 - phone
208/639-5742 - fax

From: Department of Health and Welfare

July 26, 2019

Shafaq Patel

MuckRock.com
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Mr. Patel;

Here is the response to your records request to Idaho Health & Welfare. Please let me know if you need anything further.
Response to records request from Muckrock:
Question #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.
Response #1:
I searched for the terms above in our Public Record logs from 2015 - 2019. There were no requests made by these organizations.

Question #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

Response #2:

Appropriate staff members in each Division in Health & Welfare were asked for any communications with the above listed, and there are no responsive documents.

Question #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
Response #3:
I searched for the terms below in our Public Record logs from 2015 - 2019. Please note that we keep basic information in these logs about the requests, but per retention schedules, we do not maintain responses past six months so cannot provide those.
Between 2015 to present day, Health & Welfare received the following Public Records Requests that included the words listed above:
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10/23/15
Teresa Hammer
Name & Address of all abortion providers
10/28/15
No Information

02/05/16
Julia Webb

* Hearst Cosmopolitan.com
statistics: # of abortion clinics; # of women between 15-44; % of women in a county w/o a clinic
02/10/16
Approved
You will also find additional information and statistics at the following link on Health & Welfare's website:
Idaho's annual "Induced Abortion Report" can be found at http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/VitalRecordsandHealthStatistics/HealthStatistics/VitalStatistics/tabid/914/Default.aspx . This annual report now includes what used to be the summary report.
Regards,

Kimberlie

Kimberlie Butler
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Public Records Coordinator
P. O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0036
prr@dhw.idaho.gov<mailto:prr@dhw.idaho.gov>
208/334-5564 - phone
208/639-5742 - fax

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