Anti-Abortion Agencies Requests (Department of Health Services)

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


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Wisconsin Open 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.

Sincerely,

Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

From: Department of Health Services

Shafaq,

This is to let you know that have received your request and will forward it to the records custodian who will contact you directly.

Regards,

Jennifer Miller

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Communications Specialist
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
O: 608-267-9735 | Media line: 608-266-1683
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From: Department of Health Services

Hello Shafaq Patel,
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has received your open records request dated July 12, 2019. We are happy to work with you to determine what information you need and provide you with what we can. Unfortunately, your request as-written is too broad for us to respond to.

Wisconsin law provides that open records requests must be reasonably specific as to the subject matter and length of time involved. Wis. Stat. s 19.35(1)(h) and (i). The purpose of the specificity requirement is to prevent unreasonably burdening a records custodian by requiring the custodian to spend excessive amounts of time and resources deciphering and responding to a request. Schopper v. Gehring, 210 Wisc. 2d 208, 212-13, 565 N.W.2d 187 (Ct. App. 1997).

We would like to have a telephone conversation with you at your earliest convenience, so that we can discuss your request and hopefully understand what specifically you are looking for. Could you please provide us with a telephone number and let us know when would be a convenient time for us to call you?
Sincerely,
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Chuck Warzecha, Deputy Administrator
Division of Public Health
Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services
1 West Wilson Street Room 250
Madison, WI 53703
phone 608-266-9780

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