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This blog used to be about politics. Not so much anymore as I have worked through my fascination with that subject. It now seems appropriate that with a new president and the end of the Bush nightmare that I move on to new subjects that are more in line with my current interests. I may still occasionally express an opinion about political matters but for the most part I will be commenting on music, photography and personal observations. Thank you for reading.

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Justice Dept. Seeks Hospitals?’ Records of Some Abortions:

"The (justice) department wants to examine the medical histories for what could amount to dozens of the doctors' patients in the last three years to determine, in part, whether the procedure, known medically as intact dilation and extraction, was in fact medically necessary, government lawyers said. "

This is an important story and a good illustration why civil libertarians (aren't we all?) should be wary of the Bush Admin and especially John Ashcroft.

In light of "modern medical practice" and the growth of third-party insurers, it said, "individuals no longer possess a reasonable expectation that their histories will remain completely confidential."

The way I read it they want to use the hole in privacy punched there by private insurers. Because private insurance companies have been so successful at whittling away at our sense of privacy the DOJ is arguing that we have already lost that expectation. Nothing makes my heart go pidder-patter more than seeing corporate power and government power working in tandem to erode our privacy.

Of course, this is a predictable consequence of the partial birth abortion ban.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002.

An extremely controversial Supreme Court decision in 1973 that, on the basis of the right to privacy, gave women an unrestricted right to abortion during the first three months of pregnancy.

The right to abortion is based on the right to privacy. You following yet? As much as some like to rail against judicial activism we know that the prolifee crowd has decided to take their fight to the courts by way of pushing for biased judges and by slowly eroding the foundations for Roe v. Wade.


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