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June 18, 2024 8:35 pm

States are already collecting more abortion data. And HIPAA won’t always keep it private.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, 15 states already require providers to gather information about a patient’s reason for seeking an abortion, with varying degrees of specificity. Many of those states now have near-total abortion bans or six-week bans, which is before many people know they are pregnant.