March 26, 2012 5:00 AM

Abortion files tossed into recycling bin

An Overland Park woman made a disturbing discovery Saturday as she dumped her recycling inside a yellow and green bin in front of Brookridge Elementary School: More than 1,000 private abortion records sat in plain view in a possibly serious violation of federal privacy law. The records, most from 2001 and 2002, contained intimate and private information in patients’ own writing.

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