Anti-Abortion Agencies Requests (Minnesota Department of Health)

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


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices 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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

From: Minnesota Department of Health

Requests for data pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act from the Minnesota Department of Health should be made directly to the Commissioner's representative, who is Lynn Belgea, at: lynn.belgea@state.mn.us
They should not be addressed to doug.schultz@state.mn.us.
But, for this request, you can copy scott.smith@state.mn.us, who is the PIO for that area of the department.

From: Minnesota Department of Health

Requests for data pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act from the Minnesota Department of Health should be made directly to the Commissioner's representative, who is Lynn Belgea, at: lynn.belgea@state.mn.us

Doug Schultz, CCPH
Information Officer | Communications Office
Minnesota Department of Health
Office: 651-201-4993 | Mobile: 612-250-2236
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From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices 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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

From: Minnesota Department of Health

Shafaq Patel,

This is to acknowledge receipt of the below data practices request. Your request has been referred to staff in the Executive Office (EO) and to staff in the Child and Family Health Division (CFH) of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for a response. Please note that MDH will be able to provide access to data that is classified as public under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, not data that is
otherwise classified as not public.

Sincerely,

Janel Aslakson
Paralegal | Executive Office, Legal Unit
Minnesota Department of Health
Office: 651-201-4520
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From: Minnesota Department of Health

Hello,

Department staff are in the process of searching for and gathering data together pursuant to your data practices request dated and received on August 13, 2019. Please note, your request for data dated July 11, 2019, was misdirected and therefore was not received by the appropriate person designated to handle data practices requests.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Janel Aslakson
Paralegal | Executive Office, Legal Unit
Minnesota Department of Health
Office: 651-201-4520
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From: Minnesota Department of Health

Hello,

MDH staff have completed the process of gathering together data in relation to items 1, 2, & 3 of your data practices request. Due to the volume of the requested materials, the data will need to be uploaded to several compact
discs and sent to you via U.S. Mail. If you wish to narrow your request in any way to reduce the amount of data you will be receiving, please advise as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Janel Aslakson
Paralegal | Executive Office, Legal Unit
Minnesota Department of Health
Office: 651-201-4520
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From: Minnesota Department of Health

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