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article imageAbortion Was Taken Off Health Sites Search Terms

By KJ Mullins     Apr 6, 2008 in Health
A United States government funded database is having to be reprogrammed after it was discovered that the word 'abortion' was restricted.
The health database POPulation information onLINE, at John Hopkins University in Baltimore has more than 360,000 articles on reproductive health. According to Timothy M. Parsons, a spokesman for Hopkins the restriction was placed in February because of questions from federal officials.
On Friday the restrictions were lifted after complaints by librarians and women's health advocates complained to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The dean of the school Dr. Michael J. Klag told reporters that he learned on the restrictions on Friday. He ordered the administers of the website to restore 'abortion' back to the search topic list. He is planning on starting an inquiry on why the limits to the search had been made.
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