October 27, 2008
SD Medical Association sends cease and desist letter to UNHealthy Families
Call me perceptive. UNHealthy Families has removed the South Dakota State Medical Association logo from their website (replacing it with the ACOG logo) and they've been forced to yank yet another deceiving commercial from the South Dakota airwaves. Here's why… like Sanford Health, the South Dakota State Medical Association sent a cease and desist letter late last week to the Campaign for UNHealthy Families. I'll link you to Dakota Women's site to see that the ad is indeed down - I thought the ladies there would appreciate me pointing out this ad has now come down twice - once to edit out any reference to Sanford Health - now, the SDSMA is protesting too. Not a good day for Mrs. Jan.
BTW - speaking of Mrs. Jan - during her segment last night on Eye on Keloland I was disappointed to hear her spewing ridiculously false fears about how under IM11 women's medical records would be reviewed by the government. Jan, have you heard of HIPPA?? IM11 doesn't change HIPPA. Jan, stop the lying, please.
Now. Where was I? O yes… this from the Vote Yes blog earlier this afternoon:
Sanford and the South Dakota Medical Association (SDSMA) have verified that they are NEUTRAL on this issue, and are encouraging people to vote according to their own morals. These groups have been exploited by the pro-abortionists without permission. Both Sanford and the SDSMA have asked “Healthy Families” to cease and desist associating their names with their political agenda.
Sanford has since written a letter to Yes on 11, stating they now better understand the measure and they will make Vote Yes’ clarification available to their doctors. Measure 11 does have support from hundreds of South Dakota doctors, and many medical groups from across the nation. Visit VoteYesForLife.com website to see a list of groups representing more than 150 million supporters. Avera Hospital does support Measure 11, along with both Catholic Bishops in the state.
I guess that just leaves two South Dakota doctors Bell and Buehner who oppose IM11. Both major hospital systems and the state medical association refuse to be connected in any way to UNHealthy Families.