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Clinics to seek investigation of AG, Fox host

Doctor upset about O’Reilly’s claim he saw Kansas abortion records

November 5, 2006

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— An abortion doctor will ask the Kansas Supreme Court to investigate Atty. Gen. Phill Kline and Bill O'Reilly over the Fox News Channel television host's comments that he obtained information from Kansas abortion records, the doctor's attorneys said Saturday.

The attorneys said Dr. George Tiller wants the court to appoint a special prosecutor to handle the investigation and take possession of the records of 90 patients from two clinics, including Tiller's. They said he will make his requests Monday.

During a national Friday night broadcast of "The O'Reilly Factor," the host said a "source inside" told the show that Tiller performs late-term abortions when a patient is depressed, which O'Reilly deemed "executing babies." He also said his show has evidence that Tiller's clinic and another unnamed clinic have broken Kansas law by failing to report potential rapes with child victims aged 10 to 15.

O'Reilly interviewed Kline, but Kline spokeswoman Sherriene Jones said Saturday that the attorney general doesn't know how O'Reilly obtained his information.

Tiller's attorneys, Pedro Irigonegaray, of Topeka, and Lee Thompson and Dan Monnat, of Wichita, issued a joint statement decrying the "national media event."

"The fears about threats to the sanctity and privacy of medical records were well-grounded," they said.

O'Reilly did not say whether his information came from the records of 90 patients from Tiller's clinic and a clinic operated in Overland Park by Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. Kline waged a two-year battle to obtain those records and received edited versions of them Oct. 24.

It wasn't clear Saturday whether O'Reilly's source had broken state or federal laws by divulging patients' information or whether O'Reilly or his staff had viewed any records themselves. A request to Fox News in Washington to interview O'Reilly or someone associated with his show wasn't answered Saturday.

"We don't know anything about Mr. O'Reilly's inside source," Jones said. "I assumed he was talking about somebody on the inside of the abortion clinics."

Asked about the possibility that TV host's information came from a clinic insider, Irigonegaray said, "That's preposterous."

Patient privacy has been a major issue as Kline seeks his second term against Morrison, the Johnson County district attorney. Morrison has repeatedly criticized Kline for seeking abortion clinic records, saying it invaded patients' privacy.

Kline has received national attention for his pursuit of the records, and Planned Parenthood's national organization listed him as one of 15 "anti-choice extremists and political hard-liners."

Kline says he's not investigating any patient, only potential rapists and doctors who may have broken Kansas' abortion laws. He maintains that patients' privacy has been protected.

"Phill Kline told us these records would be kept private, but now that Phill Kline has them, the host of a national talk show Kline is on says he has seen the records," said Mark Simpson, Morrison's campaign manager. "O'Reilly would not be claiming to have seen the private medical records of Kansans if Phill Kline had not violated Kansans' privacy by seizing the records."

Irigonegaray said in an interview that he was outraged both by O'Reilly's remarks and by Kline's failure to demand answers from the television host about where he received his information. Irigonegaray said the records contain no evidence of wrongdoing by the clinics.

"This has been our concern from the beginning, that if he ended up with these records, that just this type of event would occur. Our worst nightmare has happened," Irigonegaray said. "Women in America deserve better than this."

Kline confirmed this week that he'd received the records from Shawnee County District Judge Richard Anderson, edited so that individual patients could not be identified.

Kline said he's turned the records over to staff who are reviewing them to prosecute possible cases of child rape, forcible rape, incest, illegal late-term abortions, failing to report sexual abuse of a child and making a "false writing."

"There's only a limited number of people within the attorney general's office who have access to those records, and I can assure you that none of them have shared that information beyond the investigators and prosecutors who are reviewing the cases," Jones said.

O'Reilly told viewers Friday night that his program has been investigating Tiller for a year. Now, he said, it has evidence about abortions in Kansas.

Kline suggested during his interview that O'Reilly inferred that late-term abortions had been performed for mental health reasons, given that state statistics show none have been performed to preserve a woman's life or to prevent permanent damage to a physical bodily function, two other reasons they are allowed.

O'Reilly replied: "Our information says that on almost every medical sheet - and obviously we have a source inside here - it says, 'depression.' I don't know whether you have that information or not - I don't know - but that's what it says."

Kline avoided an unprecedented contempt citation from the Kansas Supreme Court in February, after the clinics complained he'd violated a gag order in the case that Anderson imposed. The high court criticized Kline but said it would give him the benefit of the doubt.

Anderson subpoenaed the records at Kline's request in September 2004, concluding there was probable cause to believe they might contain evidence of crimes. The clinics asked the Supreme Court to intervene.

While Anderson had not planned to give Kline unfettered access to the records, the Supreme Court imposed new guidelines for handling them and sent the case back to district court. Anderson received the records in August and turned them over to Kline two months later.

In the frequently bitter race, Morrison has received the bulk of Kansas newspaper endorsements.

On Friday, The Junction City Daily Union endorsed Morrison, calling Kline "a social activist who has questionable relationships with the churches that agree with his extreme political views."

But The Topeka Capital-Journal endorsed Kline on Saturday, saying, "We believe Kline's efforts to protect all Kansans have outweighed the controversies stemming from his personal politics."

Comments

Agnostick 7 years, 5 months ago

I didn't wait for tomorrow... I beat the ol' "Christmas rush" way back in late October...

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Linda Endicott 7 years, 5 months ago

"The right to the Woman's privacy ends where the right to life of the Fetus begins. As for dignity; tell me how dignifing is it to spread one's leggs and have n unborn child sucked out through their vagina."

Hogwash. The unborn do not have any legal rights, anywhere in the country. Try again.

Exactly how dignified is it to spread one's legs and have an unborn child implanted through their vagina? And yet I think that it is still considered a private act. People who have sex don't expect to have records of it, especially film at 11, appear suddenly later.

Whether you like it or not, abortion is legal. It's considered a medical procedure, and as such, is protected by HIPPA laws. How many men would be crying foul if the records of their ED treatment were made public, and Bill O'Reilly got a copy?

As for Kline, if he were any kind of AG, he'd doing an investigation himself, to see if O'Reilly's claims are true, and how he got the records if they are true.

Kline's job is to protect and enforce the laws we already have, not to be the poster child for anti-abortion groups. He can have any opinion he likes, in the privacy of his home. In public, it is not his job to go on a witch hunt against everyone he perceives to be pro-abortion.

That is NOT his job. I repeat, that is NOT his job.

Come tomorrow, I will do my part to get Kline out of public office.

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Patriotman 7 years, 5 months ago

rhd99,

Save lives?

Abortion deaths since Roe 42 to 43 million.

If Abortion had been illegal that would have been 42 million lives saved.

For arguments sake lets say abortion had been illegal and 5000 women died each year. (I'll exagerate the number for you) That's 170,000 deaths compared to 42 million.

Stem Cell research is great, if it isn't harvesting baby parts.

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Agnostick 7 years, 5 months ago

Faux is really going for the ratings this time.

Coming up Friday night, on Fox (that's the sleazy entertainment channel run by Rupert Murdoch, at the same time that he's trying to convince religious zealots, via Faux News, that he's a God-fearing Right-Winger)...

TWO MOMS MIX IT UP ON AN ALL-NEW "TRADING SPOUSES" FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, ON FOX

In Part 2 of this episode, Mrs. Laura Wiessmeyer of Weymouth, MA, and Mrs. Wendy Kahn-Robson of Boulder, CO, continue to adjust to life after trading families--including husbands! When they say goodbye to their new families, they leave them with a letter that could change their life forever--but not before getting surprise phone calls from Bill O'Reilly! Bill first calls Laura during a station break, sweet-talking Mrs. Wiessmeyer from the set of "The Factor" (guest commentator Ann Coulter sits on set and looks worried) with all sorts of hot-&-heavy talk; then, Bill jets out to Weymouth with his bag of "toys" to surprise Wendy, right before she returns home! Wendy is a God-fearing woman, though, and smacks Bill upside the head with one of his favorite battery-powered, vibrating "statues." NO SPIN FOR YOU, BILL!! Finally, when the moms return to their own homes, they read the letters and learn how they will have to earn the $50,000 prize: by breaking up as many marriages in their respective cul-de-sacs as they can, bed-hopping from one mattress to another like the drugged-out floozies they used to be in college! Moms trade houses and spouses on the "Kahn-Robson/Weissmeyer Families, Part 2 of 2" episode of TRADING SPOUSES: MEET YOUR NEW MOMMY Friday, Nov. 10

FOX Your source for family entertainment!

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rhd99 7 years, 5 months ago

By the way, where did those photos come from? FRIDAY THE 13TH movies? Get real, conservatives. Folks, we all have heard about scare tactics throughout this whole campaign. Well, Republicans you need to be scared, because your Attorney General of Kansas (NOT MINE) gave an illegal order to invade patients' privacy rights by illegally obtaining their medical records at abortion clinics WITHOUT proof that laws were broken. ABORTIONS are NOT illegal. Phill Kline hired a convicted felon to monitor consumer fraud issues. You know who the fraud is NOW? KLINE! Out with KLINE, In with Morrison! Morrison! Morrison! Morrison!

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Agnostick 7 years, 5 months ago

right_thinker, I remember seeing some of these photos back in the '70s and '80s. I was raised Roman Catholic; there was generally a big, flat table at the back of the church, with tons of these kinds of pamphlets laid out. Children (like myself back then) weren't restricted from picking them up and looking at them.

One year--the '90s midterms, I think--the fashionable tactic of doctor murders (that would be the proper term for somebody like James Kopp or Eric Robert Rudolph, wouldn't it, Marion? ) and extremist opponents of choice, was to register as a candidate for office, any office. School board, county clerk, dog catcher... anything. Then, they'd make up these TV ads.... script generally went something like this:

[opening head/shoulders shot]

"Hi, my name is John Franklin, and I'm running for dog catcher in the 12th precinct. I'd appreciate your vote on November 5th. And now, I'd like to show you what I believe is America's biggest problem...

The rest of the ad was @ 20-25 seconds of slow-motion video footage, all kinds of blood, gore... Hollywood horror movie stuff. Pounding techno music in the background, like from one of the chase sequences in a "Friday The 13th" movie.

Those ads were all over the place, especially 5:30-7:00pm, when there were most likely children in front of the TV, waiting for dinner to be served.

Speaking of Hollywood and movies, right_thinker: How do you know that the photos you're seeing are the real deal? You can do wonders with white Karo syrup, egg whites, water... bottle of red food coloring.

Can't say I'm fazed by the "shock show" tactics.

"IT"... is hysterical... nasty... and in pretty poor taste. But that's okay, I'm used to over-the-top stuff from narrow-minded extremists. ;)

Agnostick agnostick@excite.com

P.S. Next time you're up for gratuitous blood & guts kinda stuff, forget the stale ol' fake abortion photos, and try something like "Hostel." At least you get a halfway-decent story line, a bit of suspense.

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holygrailale 7 years, 5 months ago

logicsound04

Me, soft on O'Reilly, .............?????

HAAHHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAAH

By virtue of being older, I've had many more years to hate Bill O"Reilly than you, ya upstart rookie.

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Of course, "hate" is such an extreme word.

I don't "hate" Bill O'Reilly. Momma sez you don't hate anyone.

However, I can say, with a clear conscience, that I loath Bill O'Reilly.

Momma's cool with that.

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAAHAAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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janeb 7 years, 5 months ago

Posted by Patriotman (anonymous) on November 5, 2006 at 10:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

janeb,

"It" certainly is hysterical.

LMAO

Thanks

Yes "It" is, and very nasty too.

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rhd99 7 years, 5 months ago

Patriotman, Democrats will NOT shut up until the REPUBLICANS get it through their dense heads that to save lives, you CAN'T outlaw abortions when a mother's life & health could be at risk & continue the Bible thumping against stem cell research when there is NO medical proof (via DNA or scientific papers) that stem cell research is the same thing as cloning. IT IS NOT! Conservatives, your arguments against Stem Cell Research & abortions don't wash ANYMORE. Both issues deal with life & death consequences. You say you support saving human life & protecting unborn babies, then how can you say that you support life when you are against Stem Cell Research that could cure diseases like that of Michael J. Fox? I laugh at your arguments. HAHAHAHA!

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Tom Shewmon 7 years, 5 months ago

Anyone check my 11:44 link? Just wondered, not one comment---not surprised though, I've been sort of in a weird mood since seeing it--not something people like to confront/acknowledge I suppose.

God Bless.

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logicsound04 7 years, 5 months ago

Holygrailale,

Don't be so easy on O'Reilly. He's a big boy--not some ignorant fool that was hoodwinked by Kline. In fact, I'd be willing to be that O'Reilly's smarter than Kline based on having seen both of them speak on tv.

At any rate, karma's a bitch and his elitist bullying wasn't going to go unbalanced forever...

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And on the subject of local election races,

I saw ads for both Kline and Ryun during Sunday Night Football tonight. I would imagine that's fairly expensive advertising. Think they're worried?

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Patriotman 7 years, 5 months ago

janeb,

"It" certainly is hysterical.

LMAO

Thanks

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Patriotman 7 years, 5 months ago

Liberal leaks national security secret - Liberals shower praise

Conservative provides open source intel about Plame - Liberals whine and cry

Liberal leaks info on U.S. efforts against terrorism - Liberals condemn effective intel gathering

Conservative "News Reporter" talk/news show host reveals info on Baby Killing - Liberals cry foul

It is about time both sides quit whining and the democrats shut up.

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holygrailale 7 years, 5 months ago

Agnostick

It's a HIPAA violation, no matter who did it. Someone might make a claim (difficult) that they were not aware of HIPAA but the persons who were licensed medical personnel have zero excuse.

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This will be a statement that Bill O'Reilly will wish he hadn't made.

But he's done that before......

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I very seriously doubt that the documents came from Dr. Tiller's office.

Kline's office is much, much more probable.

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Kline's going to get O'Reilly AND the Churches in trouble, with the added insult of not getting elected in the process.

In medicine, we call such characters "Black Cloud Award winners".

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Agnostick 7 years, 5 months ago

cait48, you make a good point--it could very well be somebody in the current AG office that shared files with Kline.

But...

If O'Reilly is to be believed... he said that his folks had been digging into the Tiller clinic for a year, maybe more. That's well in advance of Kline getting his hands on the redacted records.

If somebody in the clinic leaked documents to Fox, then it will come down to a violation of HIPAA vs. a "reporter" protecting their source(s).

Remember: To violate HIPAA, none of the information contained in these patient records need be broadcast by Fox, or revealed on their web site. The moment a pair of eyes--other than the patient's or doctor's--has scanned a patient file, that HIPAA violation has occurred.

Agnostick agnostick@excite.com

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rhd99 7 years, 5 months ago

YOU abortion haters, you all call yourselves COMPASSIONATE conservatives?! Wow! Now your hypocritical ideals have taken this country to new lows. Congratulations! You have just sealed your fate in future elections. Take your Bible thumping, KLINE & others & stuff it! Compassionate? You are FAR FROM compassionate, you promote hatred towards others that don't agree with you, & that is how you will lose elections maybe as soon as TUESDAY!

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Tychoman 7 years, 5 months ago

Marion, you SHOULD be banned. You troll the boards, flooding it with your self-righteous B.S. and calling doctors murderers. Have I missed something yet?

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rhd99 7 years, 5 months ago

That is the problem with you Bible thumping Right Wingers: You can't have it both ways! Abortions are NOT ILLEGAL! Stop criminalizing the doctors like TILLER when the laws are NOT IN THE BOOKS! Kline, GET LOST, Chump!

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Cait McKnelly 7 years, 5 months ago

It's highly doubtful any employee of Tiller's provided any records to Bill O'Reilly unless they were a mole for Operation Rescue. The highest likelihood is that either O'Reilly lied or a staffer of Klines did it while he was "looking the other way" so he could deny any knowledge of it. It's the sleazy, "right up to line of illegality" type thing he is known for doing. However O'Reilly got them, IF he got them, he admitted on national TV to violating HIPPA regulations. He needs to answer for it. The man makes me ashamed to admit I'm Irish American.

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Agnostick 7 years, 5 months ago

The question that might be argued before a grand jury would be:

Did one or more staff members at Tiller's clinic violate patient privacy standards under HIPAA, when personal medical records were covertly shared with Fox News staffers--possibly including Bill O'Reilly?

That's the real question here.

Agnostick agnostick@excite.com

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Agnostick 7 years, 5 months ago

Once abortion on demand becomes against the law, such "mother" will become criminals and will prosecuted as they rightly should be.

Along with the "Dr." who kills the baby.

Thanks.

Marion


Yes. And once warp drive technology becomes viable and inexpensive, we'll all be able to install them in our jet scooters and head out on our own individual star treks.

So... let's stick to what's happening today, perhaps?

I understand your anger and frustration over the abortion procedure itself. If you're going to be angry about the lost baby/fetus/zygote (choose whatever word makes you comfortable)... what about the woman/mother who made that choice?

1) Is the woman entitled to any privacy?

2) Is the woman entitled to any dignity?

Thanks

Agnostick agnostick@excite.com

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logicsound04 7 years, 5 months ago

You only have to post them on one thread moron.

No one is looking at them anyway, because it skirts the issue. Yes, fetuses look very similar to humans (big f'ing surprise) and yes, they are disturbing looking.

None of that gives fetuses rights OVER the rights of women.

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logicsound04 7 years, 5 months ago

"The right to the Woman's privacy ends where the right to life of the Fetus begins."


1) Fetuses do not have rights. If they did, who is to say what they desire? What if a fetus doesn't WANT to be born? Now that we're discussing the desires of a fetus, maybe you can see the sheer ridiculousness of giving rights to a being that does not exist...

2) The "right to life" only exists for those that have been born. If you are going to pretend like there is an entitlement to life for every conception, then there are more problems with our society than you can imagine. For starters, science would be illegal if there existed a "right" to life.

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"As for dignity; tell me how dignifing is it to spread one's leggs and have n unborn child sucked out through their vagina."


The situation you describe is at least a little more dignifiying then having YOU tell them when and why they should or shouldn't spread their legs...

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 5 months ago

Once abortion on demand becomes against the law, such "mother" will become criminals and will prosecuted as they rightly should be.

Along with the "Dr." who kills the baby.

Thanks.

Marion.

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janeb 7 years, 5 months ago

The right to the Woman's privacy ends where the right to life of the Fetus begins. As for dignity; tell me how dignifing is it to spread one's leggs and have n unborn child sucked out through their vagina.

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Agnostick 7 years, 5 months ago

Okay, Marion. I understand your anger and frustration over the abortion procedure itself. If you're going to be angry about the lost baby/fetus/zygote (choose whatever word makes you comfortable)... what about the woman/mother who made that choice?

1) Is the woman entitled to any privacy?

2) Is the woman entitled to any dignity?

Agnostick agnostick@excite.com

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 5 months ago

I think that it is funny and a bit ironic that there are calls for me to be banned from the LJW because I call Dr. Tiller a killer.

Well..............................................................................

...before "Dr." Tiller gets his hands on the mothers, the mothers area carrying a live fetus; other wise known a s a baby.

After "Dr." Tiller is finished with his "medical procedure" the fetus, other wise known as a baby, is dead.

Somebody killed it.

Further, there are no calls for the posters who call our President or other government officails and politicians a "war criminal", a "murderer", a "warmonger" and yes, even a "babykiller", to be banned.

More HYPOCRISY from the Left!

Thanks.

Marion.

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rhd99 7 years, 5 months ago

May the "Holier than THOU" Right Wing Republicans take those abortion records they siezed ILLEGALLY come Tuesday & SHOVE IT! While they're at it, they can take down Bill O'Reilly WITH THEM!

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Cait McKnelly 7 years, 5 months ago

They don't call it "Faux" News for nothing. The real truth of the matter is that Bill O'Reilly most likely lied. This is nothing new for him. I also seriously doubt he will retract anything he has said. This is also nothing new for him. He's a wingnut who ranks right up there with Rush Limbaugh. He has a staff of lawyers paid for by Rupert Murdoch to hide behind that rivals Microsoft's legal team. He doesn't give a flying feather if he lies. He can get away with it and he knows it. Neocons eat this channel up and Bill O'Reilly is their god.

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 5 months ago

Agnostick:

Yes, I reviewed that site in the course of my search for abortion statistics but it is so technical and involved as to be meaningless for the average viewer, hence; I did not cite it.

Thanks.

Marion.

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Agnostick 7 years, 5 months ago

Here's one for you, Marion... I know you enjoy the numbers...

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss5407.pdf

Agnostick agnostick@excite.com

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Agnostick 7 years, 5 months ago

Were O'Reilly and/or his staffers accessing these private patient records, for purposes of actually providing health care? Last I heard, Bill O'Reilly was not a licensed physician. I wouldn't know about any of his staff members.

If O'Reilly and/or his staffers committed an offense against HIPAA by accessing these records... were the offenses "committed with the intent to sell, transfer or use protected health information for commercial advantage, personal gain or malicious harm?"

November is generally referred to, in the TV industry... as a "Sweeps" month. O'Reilly and Fox would certainly have a commercial advantage over their competition, based on the sensational nature of these medical records.

Of course, O'Reilly could just be saying he has the records... when he really doesn't; then, I guess some would have to wonder about his credibility.

Agnostick agnostick@excite.com

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rhd99 7 years, 5 months ago

And KLINE seeks this info. on abortion patients WHY? Talk about malicious. See PHIL KLINE in the dictionary! May you GO DOWN in FLAMES, KLINE! See you at the UNEMPLOYMENT LINE, LOSER!

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Agnostick 7 years, 5 months ago

http://www.hhs.gov/news/facts/privacy.html

Limits on Use of Personal Medical Information. The privacy rule sets limits on how health plans and covered providers may use individually identifiable health information. To promote the best quality care for patients, the rule does not restrict the ability of doctors, nurses and other providers to share information needed to treat their patients. In other situations, though, personal health information generally may not be used for purposes not related to health care, and covered entities may use or share only the minimum amount of protected information needed for a particular purpose. In addition, patients would have to sign a specific authorization before a covered entity could release their medical information to a life insurer, a bank, a marketing firm or another outside business for purposes not related to their health care.

Civil and Criminal Penalties. Congress provided civil and criminal penalties for covered entities that misuse personal health information. For civil violations of the standards, OCR may impose monetary penalties up to $100 per violation, up to $25,000 per year, for each requirement or prohibition violated. Criminal penalties apply for certain actions such as knowingly obtaining protected health information in violation of the law. Criminal penalties can range up to $50,000 and one year in prison for certain offenses; up to $100,000 and up to five years in prison if the offenses are committed under "false pretenses"; and up to $250,000 and up to 10 years in prison if the offenses are committed with the intent to sell, transfer or use protected health information for commercial advantage, personal gain or malicious harm.

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Agnostick 7 years, 5 months ago

Right to Request Restrictions

Patients have the right to request restrictions on who sees their records. Any request that is unreasonable will be dealt with on an individual basis.

Right to Confidential Communication

Patients have the right to receive communications about their record in a confidential manner. In this office patients will be given a form to fill out stating how they would like to be contacted.

Right to Amend the Record

Patients have the right to amend their records when they disagree with the content but physicians have the right to deny these requests. A record cannot be changed but a line may be drawn through the disputed entry. The physician may then write an addendum.

Right to an Accounting of Disclosures

Patients have the right to know everyone to whom the office discloses record information for purposes other than treatment, payment, and health care operation.

A log, as required by HIPAA, will be kept showing each disclosure and the person to whom it is made. This will also show what information is provided and the purpose. This office will only long in the releases for which the patient's authorization is required.

Any questions about this policy can be directed to an Abortion clinic's Privacy Officer.

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Agnostick 7 years, 5 months ago

http://www.abortion.com/topic.php?topic=Rights%20%26amp%3B%20Responsibilities

Patient Privacy Notice

Abortion Clinics Effective April 14, 2003

In accordance with the Federal Privacy Law (HIPAA), abortion clinics keep medical information and records confidential and will only use them for patient treatment, health care operations, and billing purposes.

Treatment: Physicians, clinicians, and staff will use your medical information to give you the best possible care.

Health Care Operation: Abortion clinics will use this information for appropriate follow-up care, patient notification, statistical & regulatory requirements, and internal quality assurance programs.

Billing Purposes: Abortion clinics will use your medical information to bill the appropriate third party(ies) for your care.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION WITH EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES

  1. Health information will be given to family members in case of an emergency or under other circumstances with proper authorization and documentation.

  2. Health information may be given to other physicians or institutions under emergency situations.

  3. Information may be given to proper authorities when neglect or abuse is alleged or suspected.

  4. Information may be provided to courts or other agencies when a subpoena is given to this office.

Patient Rights

Effective April 14, 2003 In accordance with the Federal Privacy Law (HIPAA):

Right to Access Records

Patients have the right to see and get copies of their records within thirty (30) days of request. The patient has a right to see anything in the record. Copies may be made and will be charged at the going rate of fifteen (15) cents per page plus any postage costs for mailing records.

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Agnostick 7 years, 5 months ago

Here's where all this could get interesting. Kinda surprised some of you haven't figured this one out yet:

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/

Let the digging begin!

Thanks

Agnostick agnostick@excite.com

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BOE 7 years, 5 months ago

More stunts to appear on O'Really.

Kansans have a political stuntman in lieu of an Attorney General.

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rhd99 7 years, 5 months ago

I TOLD YOU SO, Republicans, & especially you RIGHT WING supporters of a RIGHT WING NUT who is solely bent on invading peoples' PRIVATE LIVES. May you go down in defeat KLINE! If re-elected, you'll be the WORST AG Kansas has EVER HAD!

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moxxie_mama 7 years, 5 months ago

Those who support Kline seem to forget the fact that being the anti-choice abortion chaser is NOT part of his job description. His job is to protect consumers which he has been doing a very very poor job of. His contributors are the same business organizations that he is supposed to be prosecuting.

A mental health exception is a legal and morally justified reason for a late term abortion. There is no news here other than the fact that he revealed to O'Leilly the contents of the sealed documents.

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janeb 7 years, 5 months ago

Not mine Marion, but then great minds.................too bad some are so misguided in life.

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 5 months ago

If I am a mere "hack" as some claim, I certainly get under some folks' skin!

Thanks.

Marion.

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awoc 7 years, 5 months ago

Caril, Where is Moira in this thread? Do you have an imaginary friend?

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Tychoman 7 years, 5 months ago

First you outright call me a woman, and then an IT?

"HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA." Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. You could at least put a couple more H's in there to make it seem like you're not hyperventilating or suffering from an extreme case of Tourett's.

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janeb 7 years, 5 months ago

Strive for more and all will be well.

You're good enough You're smart enough and gosh darnit people like you.

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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Tychoman 7 years, 5 months ago

"Ban it now."

It? I'm insulted.

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janeb 7 years, 5 months ago

Posted by Tychoman (anonymous) on November 5, 2006 at 11:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Thinker, Marion, how is assaulting someone's character by calling him a murderer NOT grounds for removal from this forum?

O'Reilly - Stupid dog. Kline - out of here in two days. Thinker & Marion - Rabid hacks who are just one step away from being banned.

Look Tyco attacking two posters at once. Ban it now.

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Tychoman 7 years, 5 months ago

No more hatred than what you have for other people, thinker.

Stop posting that graphic drivel (wikipedia can't be trusted anyway).

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Tom Shewmon 7 years, 5 months ago

from wiki:

"Later-term pregnancies generally require that forceps be used to separate the fetus into components, which are removed one at a time. The head of the fetus might need to be crushed in order to fit through the cervix."

I wonder of Tillers' wife gives Georgie a kiss every morning and says, "Have a good day at work, Honey".

And when he comes home, does she ask, "Good day at work, Honey".

I shutter at the thought. You could not pay me any amount of money to perfrm that procedure.

Think about it, just think about it.

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Tom Shewmon 7 years, 5 months ago

Tychoman, the hatred, goodness gracious. And I stick up for you and have compassion for you.

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Tychoman 7 years, 5 months ago

Thinker, Marion, how is assaulting someone's character by calling him a murderer NOT grounds for removal from this forum?

O'Reilly - Stupid dog. Kline - out of here in two days. Thinker & Marion - Rabid hacks who are just one step away from being banned.

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logicsound04 7 years, 5 months ago

When at a loss for facts, resort to sensationalism and moronic claims...

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Tom Shewmon 7 years, 5 months ago

O'Reilly-Great Man Kline-Great man Tiller-Murderer

O'Reilly and Kline will squash Tiller like the insect that he is.

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 5 months ago

Stating or printing the TRUTH does NOT consitute slander.

Tiller is a BABY KILLER.

Thanks.

Marion.

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logicsound04 7 years, 5 months ago

"logicsound04:

Allow me to further "slander" Dr. tiller the Killer!

Dr. Tiller is a BABY KILLER who makes his living KILLING BABIES.

There.

Sue me."


Luckily, Marion, you are just some hack posting on the LJW message boards. No one pays attention to or cares what you think.

Bill O'Reilly, on the other hand, is the host of a nationally syndicated "news" program. So whereas people write off your hatred as lunatic, rightwing ramblings, some people get their news from O'Reilly. He should really have more integrity than yelling at guests and baselessly slandering doctors if he is going to call himself a journalist.

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 5 months ago

logicsound04:

Allow me to further "slander" Dr. tiller the Killer!

Dr. Tiller is a BABY KILLER who makes his living KILLING BABIES.

There.

Sue me.

Thanks.

Marion.

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roger_o_thornhill 7 years, 5 months ago

Watch out--Bill O'Reilly will soon be moving to the Sunflower state to run for office himself. He's already tried to help to launch the statewide and larger career of GOP lt. gov. hopeful,Susan Wagle-the-dog (remember her stunt with the 'mole' in a KU class a few years ago?). Now he's got "sources" in the AGs office? That seems like the one state office where leaks should be felonious.

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staff04 7 years, 5 months ago

I hope our new AG pursues Kline and O'Reilly's potential violation of the law here. It would be awesome to see either of them have to testify...

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yourworstnightmare 7 years, 5 months ago

Yet another notch in Kline's sword in his fundamentalist jihad.

Further evidence that Kline is abusing his position and power as AG. Shameful.

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logicsound04 7 years, 5 months ago

I saw this episode of The O'Reilly Fuctor. At what point does it cease being news and fall in the realm of character defamation.

I understand that "baby killing" is a euphamism used by the right to sensationalize the issue, but calling a medical professional a baby killer seems to me to fall in the realm of slander--NOT journalism.

O'Reilly is such a hack:

1) got schooled by David Letterman of all people

2) endorses Kline as an attorney general

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shadower 7 years, 5 months ago

Think you said it all. Competent, professional attorneys do not behave this way, but Kline does.

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Baille 7 years, 5 months ago

OMG.

Is Kline really this desparate or is he just...stupid? I can not believe this. Competent, professional attorneys do not behave this way. Unbelievable.

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xenophonschild 7 years, 5 months ago

Oh, really? No wonder the Capital-Journal is a right-wing rag, fit to be read only by retired state civil servants.

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