Warren, senators demand answers from Heartbeat International

By Brent Addleman | The Center Square

A group of federal legislators are demanding answers from an organization regarding information on women’s reproductive health.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, and six other senators penned a letter to Heartbeat International, an anti-abortion organization supporting thousands of crisis centers in the United States, wanting information regarding the collection and use of personal data, including health care information.

Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA

Joining Warren in signing the letter are senators Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii; Cory Booker, D-NJ; Bernie Sanders, I-VT; Ron Wyden, D-Ore; Ed Markey, D-Mass; and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

“Heartbeat International — which is explicitly opposed to abortion rights — appears to be in a position to collect a significant amount of personal information from women about their pregnancies and potential plans for managing their care, but it is not under any legal obligation to maintain the confidentiality of this information or keep it out of the hands of abortion bounty hunters,” the lawmakers wrote in the letter.

Heartbeat International, according to the release, works to “make abortion unwanted today and unthinkable for future generations” and the organization has tracked personal data including names, address, phone numbers, and reproductive health information.

Raising significant concerns, the lawmakers said, is that crisis pregnancy centers, and other organizations working in the same manner, are not subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and are not legitimate medical facilities.

“We fear that, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision that stripped women of their right to an abortion, this information may be used to put women’s health and freedom to choose in jeopardy, and to put them and their health care providers at risk of criminal penalties,” the lawmakers wrote.

According to the release, the lawmakers are acting following the overturning Roe v. Wade combined with the push of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, for a national abortion ban. Warren and the other senators are raising concern about Heartbeat International’s practices regarding collecting data from women who are seeking legitimate abortion care.

In the letter, the senators are asking the organization to answer its questions, according to the release, by Oct. 3.

Images courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Flickr and Elizabeth Warren
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5 thoughts on “Warren, senators demand answers from Heartbeat International

  1. I often wonder who is more stupid: The voters of Massachusetts or the voters of Vermont?
    So far, it’s a tie. And the results are obvious. Only, those voters are so dense that they don’t even realize that it is themselves voting in their own slavemasters.

  2. Just looked at who penned this letter to Heartbeat International, crazy Liz Warren and
    then back up from Vermont’s very own barking baffoon socialist Sanders, that should
    tell you all you need to know………….fools in charge, looking for relevance in the leftist
    agenda !!

    Wake up, people.

  3. Funny the leftist of death aren’t as concerned about the IRS having access
    to all our financial transactions above $600 and can monitor our banking habits… Their priority only kicks in when it’s about being able to kill those that have no voice… scum of the earth and burnies the worst of the bottom feeders…

  4. 09/23/2022

    I wonder why these hateful racist Representatives of all the assorted International, Globalist, Comnunist, Lieberal, Socialist, Leftist, Foreign Governments (Some real enemies of the USA.), are doing this to Heartbeat International? From what I can tell H I is an organization that values the lives of any/ all babies and mothers to be unlike Sanders and Warrens friends at the so called Clinics Planned Parenthood as well as PP type murder and life destroying factories who try to say they provide medical services. Sanders and Warren have gotten rich off of public office with multi decade political careers of lieing, cheating, corruption, malfeasance, mis use of public office, false accusations against political opponents, supporting Americas enemies, subversion, sedition, mis use of public funds, abuse of taxpayers for pet projects needlessly enlarging Govt, abuse of power, Selective Prosecution (President Trump Impeachments), and they uphold their Radical power hungry Socialist leftist Ideology and goals above the USA Federal and their respective State Constitutions. We get it Commies you love murd.. I mean abortion how about write some letters to ANTIFA,BLM, all the America hating organizations and Govts and NGOs to demand answers…

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