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Biden Seeks to Boost Abortion Patient Privacy After Roe Tossed

June 29, 2022, 11:31 PM

The Biden administration moved to assure women that sensitive information – including medical records related to abortion and data collected by health and period tracking apps – could be shielded from law enforcement after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to an abortion.

The Department of Health and Human Services issued new guidance Wednesday telling health-care providers they are not required to - and often legally prohibited from – disclosing private health-care information related to abortion and other sexual and reproductive health care.

Separately, the White House is preparing a letter from President Joe Biden that could be sent ...