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Report exposes politics behind abortion clinic inspection, temporary closure
Posted By Rob Schofield On March 13, 2014 @ 1:03 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out this excellent new story by Carolina Public Press  reporter Jon Elliston: “Documents disclose political, PR pressures surrounding Asheville abortion clinic’s suspension .” Elliston, who combed through reams of McCrory administration documents and emails obtained through public records requests, paints a rather dark and fascinating picture of what went on behind the scenes last year as lawmakers passed new abortion clinic restrictions and communicated with HHS officials about past and prospective clinic inspections.
This is from the story:
“While the documents stop short of pinpointing who or what prompted the mid-July inspection of the Asheville-based clinic — Femcare’s first comprehensive review in almost seven years — they do show:
The documents include some 30,000 pages of material, from emails to memos to inspection reports, though most are duplicates of press releases and news reports. DHHS released the files to Carolina Public Press last month following a public records request first filed in October 2013. Key excerpts from the release can be read below.”
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 Documents disclose political, PR pressures surrounding Asheville abortion clinic’s suspension: http://www.carolinapublicpress.org/17968/documents-disclose-political-pr-pressures-surrounding-asheville-abortion-clinics-suspension
 Texas judge takes it to proponents of state’s restrictive abortion law : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/09/04/texas-judge-takes-it-to-proponents-of-states-restrictive-abortion-law/
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