U.S., Hospitals Clash over Abortion Records The Justice Department and several hospitals are in dispute over whether the hospitals have to turn over records of certain patients. The government is trying to get the records of patients who have had certain types of abortions done by doctors who are suing to get the federal ban on such procedures overturned. A federal judge in Chicago says a hospital there does not have to turn over the records, but a judge in New York says the government has a right to the records. NPR's Libby Lewis reports.
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U.S., Hospitals Clash over Abortion Records

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U.S., Hospitals Clash over Abortion Records

U.S., Hospitals Clash over Abortion Records

U.S., Hospitals Clash over Abortion Records

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The Justice Department and several hospitals are in dispute over whether the hospitals have to turn over records of certain patients. The government is trying to get the records of patients who have had certain types of abortions done by doctors who are suing to get the federal ban on such procedures overturned. A federal judge in Chicago says a hospital there does not have to turn over the records, but a judge in New York says the government has a right to the records. NPR's Libby Lewis reports.