Ex-doc dumps abortion files in Kan. recycling bin By JOHN HANNA, Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas abortion provider isn't likely to face criminal charges for discarding hundreds of patients' private medical records in a recycling bin outside an elementary school, but anti-abortion lawmakers called Tuesday for the state Legislature to investigate.
Abortionists are often held to a lower standard than other medical professionals. It is somehow ironic that Roe v Wade was a case about privacy and made this man's practice possible and now he is sloppy with privacy.
The doctor should still be punished whether or not he has his license. The patients may or may not be able to sue. It costs the patient money & time. Just because the doc performed abortions doesn't mean these files were all from abortion procedures. Doctors that perform abortions provide many other services as well. He is wrong to put this confidential info into the garbage, it should have been shredded or stored long-term in a secured facility per the law. He should have repercussions of some painful sort, either monetary or jail time.