Anti-Abortion Agencies Requests (Department of Health)

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


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

From: Department of Health

We can start working on this, Shafaq. For the first and third sections of your request, is there a time period you are interested in?

Joseph Wendelken | Public Information Officer
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 401; Providence, Rhode Island 02908

joseph.wendelken@health.ri.gov<mailto:joseph.wendelken@health.ri.gov>
Desk: 401-222-3998 | Mobile: 401-378-0704 | Weekend press contact: 401-641-8726

This message and all attachments may contain information that is confidential and/or proprietary to the Rhode Island Department of Health, including personal health information, and disclosure or distribution to anyone other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you believe you have received this information in error, please notify the sender by replying to this email and immediately delete this message without disclosure.

From: Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

Hello Joseph,

For all three section, the time period is Jan. 1, 2015.

Thank you so much!

From: Department of Health

Shafaq,
Sounds good. We're working on this! I did want to let you know that because of the number of requests pending, RIDOH requires additional time to respond to your request and, pursuant to R. I. Gen. Laws ยง38-2-3, may take up to 20 additional business days (for a total of 30 business days from the receipt of the request) to comply with your request.

Of course, my aim is to get this information over to you more quickly than that! I'll hopefully be in touch again on this one soon.

Joseph Wendelken | Public Information Officer
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 401; Providence, Rhode Island 02908

joseph.wendelken@health.ri.gov<mailto:joseph.wendelken@health.ri.gov>
Desk: 401-222-3998 | Mobile: 401-378-0704 | Weekend press contact: 401-641-8726

This message and all attachments may contain information that is confidential and/or proprietary to the Rhode Island Department of Health, including personal health information, and disclosure or distribution to anyone other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you believe you have received this information in error, please notify the sender by replying to this email and immediately delete this message without disclosure.

From: Department of Health

Shafaq,
I'm writing in response to your request to the Rhode Island Department of Health for:

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

Please see the responsive documents attached. Let me know if you can't open this folder for some reason.

Joseph Wendelken | Public Information Officer
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 401; Providence, Rhode Island 02908

joseph.wendelken@health.ri.gov<mailto:joseph.wendelken@health.ri.gov>
Desk: 401-222-3998 | Mobile: 401-378-0704 | Weekend press contact: 401-641-8726

This message and all attachments may contain information that is confidential and/or proprietary to the Rhode Island Department of Health, including personal health information, and disclosure or distribution to anyone other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you believe you have received this information in error, please notify the sender by replying to this email and immediately delete this message without disclosure.

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