How do abortion opponents use public records?

How do abortion opponents use public records?

We filed requests in every state to learn more

Earlier this summer, MuckRock intern Shafaq Patel submitted requests in every U.S. state to learn more about abortion opponents and the kinds of records requests and information they use.

So far, we have heard back from a few states that have completed our request. The Department of Health in Georgia and Nebraska sent over several previous public record requests from anti-abortion organizations.

While the Department of Health Nevada and Idaho said they had no responsive documents in that time frame, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said they found a “massive amount of emails.”

The agency is requesting a hefty fee of $10,000 for the documents for all communication in our given timeframe that includes the names of known anti-abortion organizations.


We’re still waiting on more responses, but you can check out the project page via the link below and follow each request to receive updates as they come in.`

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