Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Column: Democracy hurt by abortion stats secrecy

Margaret Somerville:

In the past, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has refused a request under FIPPA for information regarding OHIP records related to abortion, citing “danger to life and physical safety”, “danger to security of a building”, “endangering the safety of service providers”, and a danger of pro-life “violence”, if the information were released. On appeal, the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner ordered the ministry to disclose the requested statistics.

What if the people who want the information don't have an abortion agenda?

Too bad for you.