Thursday, April 3, 2008

Caving to those who want to hide information

I wasn't familiar with POPLINE, "the world's largest database on reproductive health," until now. It's maintained by the INFO Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs and is funded by the United States Agency for International Development. (USAID). Now, the folks running USAID are strongly anti-abortion, and apparently the folks at the INFO Project would rather play ball than search for other funding.

I especially like the "I hope this helps" at the end of the reply. No, denying access to health information never helps. Not a bit.

And no, it's not an April Fool's joke at all. You really can't find a single article at POPLINE if you search on "abortion."

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