Anti-Abortion Agencies Requests (Department of Health)

Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel) filed this request with the Department of Health of Tennessee .
Multi Request Anti-Abortion Agencies Requests
Est. Completion None
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Fix Required

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From: Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

From: Department of Health

Thank you for contacting the Tennessee Department of Health. By copy of this email, I am sharing your email with the appropriate team member to address your inquiry.

Best regards.

From: Department of Health

Good afternoon Shafaq.
Your email to the Tennessee Department of Health has been shared with me for response, as we ask that all media inquiries of the department start with our office. Please consider this message our acknowledgement of receipt of your request.
We will need you to clarify your request and have noted below the additional information we will need. Once we receive a more specific request we will work to provide you an estimate of the time required to provide the records you have requested and what fees will be associated with the work required to fulfill this request.

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Shelley Walker | Director
Office of Communication & Media Relations
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710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243
p. 615-253-5184
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From: Department of Health

We responded on July 22 to the original email we received from Shafaq Patel to acknowledge receipt of the request and ask for additional clarification needed before we can respond, as the original request is too broad. We have not received the clarification we need to process this request. I have noted once again below the additional information we will need. Once we receive a more specific request we will work to provide you an estimate of the time required to provide the records you have requested and what fees will be associated with the work required to fulfill this request.

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Shelley Walker | Director
Office of Communication & Media Relations
Andrew Johnson Tower, 5th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243
p. 615-253-5184
Shelley.Walker@tn.gov<mailto:Shelley.Walker@tn.gov>
tn.gov/health<https://www.tn.gov/health>
Connect with TDH on Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/TNDeptofHealth> and Twitter<https://twitter.com/TNDeptofHealth> @TNDeptofHealth!
Our Mission - To protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee.

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