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When a Fair Trial Isn’t: Violations of Victims’ Privacy in the Legal System

The Dwyer protocol is meant to protect a defendant’s constitutional right to a fair trial by allowing him or her to uncover exculpatory evidence that could impeach a victim’s credibility—such as a victim’s therapy or medical records.

The Dwyer protocol is meant to protect a defendant’s constitutional right to a fair trial by allowing him or her to uncover exculpatory evidence that could impeach a victim’s credibility—such as a victim’s therapy or medical records. The result is that perpetrators get their privacy, while survivors are often robbed of theirs.

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Unethical, Cruel, and Likely Illegal: Anti-Choicers Make Family’s Tragedy Public Without Their Consent

Anti-choice activist Jill Stanek recently published online the name and photo of a woman who passed away following a late-term abortion at the Maryland clinic of Dr. Leroy Carhart.  Beyond being unethical and unbelievably cruel, making her family’s tragedy public without their consent was likely illegal.

Anti-choice activist Jill Stanek recently published online the name and photo of a woman who passed away following a late-term abortion at the Maryland clinic of Dr. Leroy Carhart.  Beyond being unethical and unbelievably cruel, making her family’s tragedy public without their consent was likely illegal.

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Get Real! I Might Not Be Ready for What Other People Will Say if I Start Having Sex

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Feeling interested in sex with a partner, but unsure and fearful about what other folks might think or say about it? Here’s some help in figuring if you’re up to that part of a sexual life.

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When Politicians’ Sex Lives Stop Being Private

Ok.  I didn’t want to address it.  First, it seemed like a stupid thing to be talking about at all, and then it just seemed stupid, and now it’s mostly sad.  But I found that thoughts on the topic were accumulating, unbidden, in my head. So, pardon my being unfashionably late to this particular pity party, but here are a few musings on Anthony Weiner.

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The Weiner Saga: Fighting Loss of Privacy With More Loss of Privacy

Was the answer to Weiner being “exposed” really that his wife had to expose herself, too?

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Will Women’s Medical Records End Up In the Hands of George Tiller’s Killer?

As jury selection in the trial of Scott Roeder for the murder of Dr. George Tiller grinds to a, Mrs Tiller faces a defense request that would put the names of her husband’s Tiller’s patients in the hands of his killer. 

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If you visit a “prolife” pregnancy center, BEWARE of your counselor sharing your personal information with outsiders

Instead of keeping the information you share in private between you and your counselor, a large number of CareNet.org, HeartBeatInternational.org, and OptionLine.org pregnancy centers allow outsiders access to this information

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Do Pro-Choicers Really Honor Roe?

The most common argument I hear from pro-choice women in is, “this simply is no one’s business but the woman’s.” That may be right, that may be fair – but it is not what Roe v. Wade says.

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On Privacy

The Supreme Court first established this right to privacy more than a century ago, and most Americans take it for granted every time they visit a doctor. Yet today I find myself having to defend this right on behalf of my patients.

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Fact or Fiction: The Debate and Reproductive Health

Those of us waiting to hear the presidential candidates clarify their stances on abortion, women’s health, equal pay and Supreme Court nominees had a lot to pay attention to tonight.

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