Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene filed suit last year to stop Andrew Glenn, director of the Maryland Coalition for Life, because the latter made a public records request for documents pertaining to the licensing of abortion centers in Maryland. He was concerned (and his concern has solid basis) that some abortuaries are operating illegally.
The excuse is that the release of the information could lead to "harassment and violence". The American Center for Law and Justice attorney representing Glenn stated that during arguments this past Friday, the state could not cite one instance where that occurred. I refer you now to Operation Rescue's report on that matter.
Whereas the release of that information led to no "harassment and violence", there's no doubt that embarrassment and humiliation have occurred - not just for the abortionists but also for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Just last week it was reported that Harold Alexander received a three-month suspension because he (wait for it!) operating an unlicensed abortuary (again). I link to more reading material so you can see how Carhart, staff and fellow abortionists have been found to be - uh - "license-challenged"!
As I pointed out in a previous post, Joshua Sharfstein is Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and an unabashed pro-abortion activist. See here for his past pro-abortion doings. If you want additional information, just google "Sharfstein NARAL" and feast your eyes. Does anyone doubt here that Sharfstein is simply trying to run interference for the lucrative baby-murder business in Maryland? These days it seems to be the only industry that isn't fleeing Maryland.
Let us pray that Glenn and the ACLJ attorneys prevail.