Anti-Abortion Agencies Requests (District Of Columbia Department Of Health)

Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel) filed this request with the District Of Columbia Department Of Health of Washington, DC.
Tracking #

2020-FOIA-08000

Multi Request Anti-Abortion Agencies Requests
Est. Completion None
Status
No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the DC 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: District Of Columbia Department Of Health

This is an automated message from the DC Government FOIA system. Dear Shafaw Patel, Request Number 2020-FOIA-08000 has been assigned to the request you submitted in relation to: Request description: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the DC 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) In all future correspondence regarding this request, please reference request number 2020-FOIA-08000. To check for status, please log in  https://foia-dc.gov/palMain.aspx and go to Request Status. For any questions regarding your request, please contact the FOIA office directly. Find the list of agency Open Governement and FOIA contact information by visiting FOIA Contact Information. For ease of reference, we ask that you have your FOIA Request Number available when you contact the FOIA office. (https://dc.gov/node/818962) Regards,
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From: District Of Columbia Department Of Health

Dear Shafaw Patel: This is in response to your request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for the following:

To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the DC 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:ABORTIONPREGNANCY TERMINATIONTERMINATION OF PREGNANCYUNBORN BABIESINDUCED ABORTIONFETAL TISSUEPARTIAL BIRTH ABORTIONTELEMEDICINELet 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)
A search was conducted by our office that was reasonably calculated to uncover all relevant documents based upon the information provided in your request. We were unable to locate any records responsive to your request.
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Sakina B. Thompson, Sr. Legal and Policy Advisor
FOIA Officer
Executive Office of the Mayor (EOM)
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services (DMHHS)
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Washington, DC 20004
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