Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Privacy in Retreat?

Drudge linked to this William Safire column lamenting loss of privacy in the wake of 9/11.

But it turns out that he was only working himself up to fussing about attempted research into abortions by the Justice Department. Why, the sanctity of medical records might be violated!

If in fact the Justice Department was trying to assemble a list of abortion recipients for some sort of harassment, then I say hang the creeps. But that's not what's going on here - their stated purpose is to see if partial birth abortions are medically necessary. And the radical pro-abortion crowd can't stand this, because they know very well that it will expose partial-birth abortions as being medically unnecessary and irrelevant to the health of the mother.

What's really going on here is that politics have trumped science again.

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