NEW YORK - August 6 - The
following statement was released today by the Planned Parenthood Federation of
We are pleased the Iowa
Supreme Court stayed the requirement that Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa produce
the medical records of hundreds of women while it reviews the matter further.
Wholesale release of these medical records would not only violate Americans' sacred
trust in medical privacy, but will -- as we are already seeing happen at the affected
clinic in Iowa -- deter women from seeking necessary medical care.
We're confident that upon
review, the Court will recognize this egregious violation of women's right to
medical privacy and will act to protect that right.