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Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Medical Privacy vs Rape Laws

There is a fine line where the right to privacy of patients is more important than the right of the government to discover violations of violent crime. In Kansas, the age of consent is 16. Yet there are a large number of abortions performed on females younger than that age. Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has raised the ire of privacy advocates, as he has obtained a court order to release the names of the young recipients of abortions. My word is, the information should be required by law. A court order should never have been necessary. Those on the Left who scream about this are ignoring the fact that these young girls are victims. The perpetrators of rape need to be discovered, and prosecuted. The idea that it's OK that they can run free to rape again is ludicrous. Yet that is the net result if they aren't discovered throught the medical records of their victims. In these cases, the victims aren't going to be required to stand before the system and make their case. It's not like that. It's not Kobe Bryant, or Mike Tyson. The victims don't have to convince the jury they were attacked. Their age alone is the deciding factor. With DNA evidence, the criminals can be identified, without too much, if any involvement with the victim.

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