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Tennessee Abandons Effort To Publicize Abortion Doctor And Patient Information

Tennessee Abandons Effort To Publicize Abortion Doctor And Patient Information

A dangerous and controversial Tennessee abortion bill that would have posted online the names of abortion providers and potentially identifying information about women obtaining the procedure was stripped of those provisions after the sponsor accused opponents of the measure of spreading lies about the bill, slandering his reputation and inciting threats of violence against him.

Oh, the irony.

Critics of HB3808, known as the Life Defense Act of 2102, argued the law violated federal patient privacy protections and made both women and doctors targets of anti-choice radicals who have a history of threatening women and doctors, firebombing clinics and committing outright murder.

Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, told members of the Legislative Health and Human Service committee that he was taking those provisions out. The bill still moves forward, but only with its original provision that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at area hospitals. Hill insisted his bill represented “the majority of Tennesseans-people who are supportive of a culture of life.” No word yet on if that culture includes embracing legislation that makes doctors and women targets of violence or potential felons.

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12:40PM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

The bible also sayeth, Do not bear false witness"..for you religious right wingers that means, DO NOT TELL LIES. President Obama is not a Citizen???? Does that ring a bell?

8:19AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Thou sayeth truth Daniel. Blessed be thee and may the powers that be smile upon thy countenance and be pleased.
John, you could put my face on a billboard the size of the Empire State Building but I would not be ahsamed to do what I felt best for my health and happiness as long as it did not break the law. Abortion is allowed by the law of the land so get over it already. Perhaps billboards with the visages of men, particularly married ones, who consort with prostitutes should also be in order.
I was quite pleased this am to see an advert on Sunday Morning advocationg the separation of church and state. What a breath of fresh air as opposed to the constant bombarding of the airwaves with religious crap and bigoted misogynistic politicians.

8:29AM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

Message to JOHN M. from the LORD; Johnny, my son, did I not endow thee, at birth with a brain. Did I create a world which enabled thee to go to libraries, schools, and to engage that brain in learning all you could about my work. Did you question, that which you were told, and check it to ensure accuracy. I see by your posting, that you studied, neither law, nor science, nor religious history, nor human behavior. You accepted the worst kind of education, i.e. dogma. The big question is not, Do you believe in the Lord. Rather, it is, Do I Believe in YOU. i am afraid that I cannot do that as long as you accept that which is convenient as belief, but invalid scientifically. After all, where do you think Science came from, if not from ME. Repent at once. Go thou and study. Above all, respect all LIVE, BREATHING, people, especially women, for I have given to them, a power which you do not possess. The power to control what is to be created. Do not interfere with their power. Do not attempt to enslave them. I have spoken to you quietly, however, should you disobey, you will reap your punishment. Hearken not to false prophets, priests, and preachers, but follow the precepts I have given you. Mind thy business and provide for your family. Do not desire to enquire that which is the privacy of others, for that is a sin. Go thou and sin no more. Have a good day. ;)

8:12AM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

Folks, this is only one battle, a tactical victory. The biggest battle, which will be strategic, will be in November. Those of us who are the real Progressive Libertarians-not like the anarchy infested Party of that name and its candidate- must get out the vote and take back the House and secure a super majority in the Senate. It can be done, but it has to involve everyone who loves America and what it should be. Remember, our efforts should be aimed at November.

8:05AM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

Given the propensity of legislators, mostly male, to be interested in ob/gyn affairs, and women's' bodies, it would only be equitable and reasonable to demand a law which would, on a daily basis, print, for the record, the sexual contacts of these legislators, by time, place, and partner type ie. hired, same sex, hetero, cross dresser, spanker, etc. This is called the Fairness and Open Government Policy, and would further our understanding of government relations and operation.

8:02AM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

Given the propensity to be interested in ob/gyn affairs, and women's bodies, it would only be equitable and reasonable to demand a law which would, on a daily basis, print the sexual contacts of these legislators, by time, place, and partner type ie. hired, same sex, hetero, cross dresser, spanker, etc. This is called the Fairness and Open Government Policy, and would further our understanding of government relations and operation.

8:53AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Thank the Goddess we've won this battle. Unfortunately, the war on women still rages on....

7:19AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

sanity for a change

2:38AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

It's only a battle won,not the war on women -KEEP ON FIGHTING.!!!

10:20PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

These Republicans are some very sick, perverted people. What are they doing in our government?

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