Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Jilted Ex-Boyfriend's Abortion Billboard Ignites Free Speech Debate

MIAOULIS NOTE:  This does not appear to be a HIPAA violation as the ex-boyfriend was not a healthcare worker.  But this could be an interesting story to watch since it certainly relates to privacy rights.  Also a recent (See June 3) in Birmingham, Trinity Hospital a non-healthcare worker was charged with violating HIPAA.
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A New Mexico man's decision to lash out with a billboard ad saying his ex-girlfriend had an abortion against his wishes has touched off a legal debate over free speech and privacy rights.

The sign on Alamogordo's main thoroughfare shows 35-year-old Greg Fultz holding the outline of an infant. The text reads, "This Would Have Been A Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To Not KILL Our Child!"

Fultz's ex-girlfriend has taken him to court for harassment and violation of privacy. A domestic court official has recommended the billboard be removed.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/07/jilted-ex-boyfriend-puts-up-abortion-billboard/#ixzz1OazJzvXz

Non-Healthcare Worker Arrested: http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/06/4500_patient_records_stolen_fr.html

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