Missouri Tracked Patients’ Periods In GOP Anti-Abortion Effort | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


Rachel Maddow reports on the lengths to which Missouri's health director, Randall Williams, has gone to pursue the Republican agenda of eliminating the last abortion-providing clinic the state, and the trauma suffered by Planned Parenthood patients and staff as a result. Aired on 10/31/19.
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Missouri Tracked Patients' Periods In GOP Anti-Abortion Effort | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

74 Comments on "Missouri Tracked Patients’ Periods In GOP Anti-Abortion Effort | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Isn’t this what serial-killers do?
    The GOP only gets creepier and creepier…

    • 509 Panzer Abt. | November 1, 2019 at 9:40 AM | Reply

      +@Mind Freshener If you love babies so much why don,t you adopt a few found in garbage cans and support universal healthcare for every American child. Otherwise! Shut your face!

    • Ivana Kasardová | November 1, 2019 at 10:24 AM | Reply

      I’m agains abortion. Wanna know why?

    • @509 Panzer Abt. oh dont forget about the Republicans push to end social programs. theirs nothing like forcing a women to give birth and then making her watch as her kid starves to death to feel like a real humanitarian.


  2. Lynn paulovich | November 1, 2019 at 3:47 AM | Reply

    What happened to patience privacy act.

    • CharziParziPuddinPie | November 1, 2019 at 4:19 AM | Reply

      If you really get into it with one of THOSE types, they feel that any female who has an abortion is evil and automatically loses her human rights. It’s just another way for those misogynistic perverts to control females (I say “females” and not “women” because THEY include little girls as being necessary to control, too, because even though they are still children, little girls also have vaginas. THEY are sickos)

    • Patients’ Privacy Act

    • Lynn paulovich
      Patients’ Privacy Act

    • James Chessman | November 1, 2019 at 11:34 AM | Reply

      Patients’ Privacy? I’ll tell you about it after I’m done performing this vaginal exam

  3. Stephen Burrows | November 1, 2019 at 3:47 AM | Reply

    How on earth do ‘thinking’ women vote for these misogynistic Neanderthals? It just beggars belief in a modern democratic world… – collective lawsuit…!

    • Can we not quickly turn to blaming women, please. It is men who are enacting these vile procedures, tracking women’s periods, etc. Let us focus on the villains and supporting women.

    • I didn’t get the impression that Josie Fox thought it was appropriate.

  4. Every maga member is a failed abortion with limited mental capacity. Trump’s face is the only image their little minds can process.

  5. Dr. Mengele. this is nothing less than government-sponsored evil. complicit people in Mo need their u.s. citizenship stripped.

    • Zachary Dorogy | November 1, 2019 at 9:15 AM | Reply

      @Mind Freshener Roe V Wade made abortion a legal right, the missiouri state government is doing everything in it’s power to ban it (while still leaving it technically legal). In the process, they are tracking women like cattle. How is any of that right? If you were to swap out abortion in my above statement with guns, would it be an issue for you then?

      Personally, I don’t see what the problem is. It’s not your right to impose your will on others. Yah, you can take offense to it and not like abortion, but at the end of the day, if a woman you don’t know chooses to keep the baby or get rid of it, what difference does it make to you? And sure, there is always the option to give birth and then put the child up for adoption, but do you have any idea how many children are currently in the system? As of Sept 2018, 437,283 kids.

    • @Mind Freshener first, learn science. second, I have always been pro-choice, even when I was a registered Republican voting for Reagan.

  6. this would be a huge HIPAA violation, any women who have been affected by this should sue this pathetic pos personally

  7. In Holland, Randall Williams wouldn’t get a chance to resign … he would be in prison awaiting trial for violating basic human rights, and he would be locked up for many years.

    • Wolfsong Moondancer | November 1, 2019 at 7:53 AM | Reply

      @Tessa Veldhorst So, a burka ban doesn’t count? Like I said, don’t get sanctemonious about it , it is still a protestant country with calvinistic influence, with laws to match.

    • You are “Uitsteckend ? Ortho ?

    • i wish women in the us had real rights like those in your beautiful country do

    • @Marian da Silva Almeida same in many European countries.

    • Actually, has he been brought up before the AMA? Doing unnecessary procedures will lead to getting his medical license removed. Keeping private medicals records and passing them off to people other other than the patient and their doctor is illegal. There may be hundreds of things wrong with this issue. It could represents billions in many kinds of law suits.

  8. Strip him if his practice and send him to prison

    • Buttercup Horn | November 1, 2019 at 9:19 AM | Reply

      Strip who? The doctor ? Why, he was forced by the government

    • No offense, by my fear is that people comment on these videos and think, “job done”. I posted my comment, problem solved. Move on to posting a pic of my lunch.. Register to vote, and then VOTE, every election, local included. Many start their political careers running for school boards. Republicans took back their power methodically, by supporting low level candidates, including school boards. Wake up! VOTE!

    • No just him but his bosses too.

    • Malcolm Sprott | November 1, 2019 at 11:44 AM | Reply

      @Kim Hansen Rectal might be more able to give more enlightened information.

  9. This is an unbelievable violation and outrage. Period.

  10. Dena Denise Rush | November 1, 2019 at 4:13 AM | Reply

    This is disturbingly intrusive. Disturbing to the point of DEVIANCY. 😈

  11. Creepy and vile beyond words.

  12. I’m glad republicans like small government … can’t begin to imagine what they would do if they didn’t.

    • they want small government as long as the laws and government does not interfere with what they want to do.

    • Small for them , big on enforcement and military against all non whites.

    • BINGO!

    • @Door Spook Except that white people will have to abide by the same rules as everyone else. The phrase ” be care what you wish for ” will haunt many in this country for years to come.

    • nunya business | November 1, 2019 at 7:38 AM | Reply

      @Dee Moe he speaks the truth yes they’re going to enforce this one law on whites also but that’s it the rest are against anybody this non-white and you know it 100% Republicans are anti-American

  13. Scotty ThatOneTransChick | November 1, 2019 at 4:31 AM | Reply

    A white man in a bow tie tracking menstrual cycles.. How is this not surprising to me?..

  14. America is a joke. Sounding more like NAZI’s everyday. Discusting place…

    • This is just disgusting. Just how backward are you?

    • @Ichijo Festival Well Republicunts have begin to spread Conspiracy theory’s and flat out propaganda. deep state , calling decorated military people spy’s for coming clean and tell how the president is a corrupt and abusing his power. i mean USA is so divided and the national Dept is so much that this will be the end, USA is in a downward spiral. and we are witnessing the End of an Empire (in real time)

    • Not America just Republican American’s.

  15. This new season of the Handmaid’s Tale really sucks. Spreadsheet and a bowtie ? Really ?

  16. That’s just really REALLY creepy af. Disturbing.

  17. Gross I never will understand how any woman can vote Republican

    • @johnnydtractive : Absolutely right. I never even looked at that angle. I was more thinking about just regular women, but you are correct in terms of power, political or otherwise. How sad that that is true.

    • The GOP have reached a new low in both creepy and gross. Imagine having to subject yourself to a medically unnecessary internal probe during a very stressful time in your life. Then, when the powers that be decide this is too disgusting even for them that they change their tactics and start tracking the periods of every woman who presents themselves to their own doctor for medical assistance. To what end, I ask. Every one of those men (and they all are men) making these decisions deserves to be castrated. The government does not belong either in the bedrooms of the nation nor in the citizens doctors offices. It’s just too disgusting and serves no purpose other than giving the evangelical Christians stiffies. I thought there was supposed to be separation of church and state. This and for so many other reasons, is responsible for the declining numbers in church pews. As I understand the New Testament, each person is responsible for their own transgressions when they stand before God. I believe there’s a verse telling christians not to worry about their neighbors faults and sins until they’ve corrected their own behavior. Jesus, these evengelicals and are just plain insane.

  18. Dr Randall Williams is a sexual pervert , he is committing human rights violations needing investigation ASAP

  19. This is the American way of Christianity.

  20. mickey thompson | November 1, 2019 at 6:16 AM | Reply

    Utterly astounding. It’s as if _Handmaid’s Tale_ is just around the corner.

    • mickey thompson it IS just around the corner with tRump in charge

    • You think it isn’t? The whole point of the present “evangelical” movement in the US is to roll back the sexual revolution by banning birth control and abortion. That is all about re-establishing certain men’s control over women and their sexuality.

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