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Medical Record Requests Raise Privacy Concerns

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Medical Record Requests Raise Privacy Concerns

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Medical Record Requests Raise Privacy Concerns

Medical Record Requests Raise Privacy Concerns

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The Justice Department is still awaiting court rulings on whether it can obtain the medical records it has subpoenaed for hundreds of women whose doctors are challenging the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. The subpoenas have many outside the abortion debate worried that doctor-patient confidentiality could be undercut. Hear NPR's Julie Rovner.