The Center for Disease Control has published the “Abortion Surveillance System” report every year since 1969. The report is generally released the week after Thanksgiving in the CDC’s professional journal, The Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report (”MMWR”). Last year was the first time ever that the CDC failed to release the report.
It appears that someone is intentionally holding back the release of this data. No doubt, failure to release the report has much to do with the Obama administration’s policy on transparency, rather lack thereof.
What is in the 2010 report on abortion data that the Obama administration does not want made public?
“…Two weeks ago, RedState contacted the CDC to inquire if and when the data would be released. We were told by their press office — direct quotes — that the CDC ‘will not have stats available at any time in the near future” and there “are no plans for them to come out any time soon.’
On Friday, the CDC reversed its position and claimed that the data would come out in February. Later that day the CDC said the data would be out February 25th.
Now Media Matters has released a memo that gives away the game. And it may be time for a congressional hearing into what happened…”
Darrell Issa, add this to your list of upcoming Congressional hearings and let us get this show on the road, shall we? Today sooner than later and while we are at it, do not forget Planned Parenthood.