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As Republicans weaponize government, Democrats must take up the mantle of personal privacy, liberty

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When 19-year-old Lisa suspected she was pregnant and wound up at a so-called "crisis pregnancy center," the anti-abortion activists did more than provide a pregnancy test: They mined her data for future use.

After getting the news of a positive result, it dawned on Lisa that she wasn't at a medical facility and she began fretting that her anonymity was at risk in the small Florida town where she lived, according to Bloomberg News.

“This information can’t go anywhere, right?” she appealed to a receptionist as she was leaving. “No one is gonna know that I was here?”

The receptionist offered only, "Well, honey, this is what happens when you have sex.”

For weeks, Lisa received unwanted follow-up calls from the center seeking information about her pregnancy's progression and offering parenting classes. Lisa ultimately terminated the pregnancy through another provider.

But now, more than ever, the anecdote offers a window into how important privacy rights will increasingly become to Americans as Republicans weaponize the........

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