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July 2, 2009 11:31 AM

Vorys Wins One for Planned Parenthood

Posted by Zach Lowe

Back in October, we told you about a controversial case pending in Ohio, in which the parents of a 14-year-old girl who underwent an abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Cincinnati sued the clinic and the doctor who performed the abortion, claiming they did not do enough to follow the state's parental notification laws. (The girl gave the staff a phone number she claimed was her father's, but the number, which the staff called, actually belonged to her 21-year-old soccer coach--the man who had gotten her pregnant, according to the Columbus Dispatch.)

As part of their suit, the family filed papers demanding Planned Parenthood turn over records of all abortions performed on girls 13 or younger, claiming the records would show a pattern of law-breaking. The organization balked and hired Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease to defend against the request, which it deemed an invasion of privacy.

On Wednesday, Vorys, which has been doing legal work for Planned Parenthood for about 50 years, scored a major victory when the state supreme court ruled in its favor and denied the family's records request, according to the Dispatch. (You can view the ruling here.)

Daniel Buckley led the Vorys team on the case, along with partners John Kulewicz and Suzanne Richards.

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