ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - Lawyer Donna Clark Frayne is pressuring those with access to possible answers to find them now.
She names eleven people looking for answers, including James Jones, who`s looking for his birth mother, and Marnita McGill, who already proved in court she was stolen at birth. But McGill`s never seen the Homer G. Phillips hospital records that may show who was behind the conspiracy.
Frayne`s Petition for Writ of Mandamus also reveals a timeline for the reported stolen baby ring, ranging from 1951 to 1971.
In a previous interview, Frayne asked, 'Who`s going through the boxes (of old hospital records)? Melba Moore said in an interview, that they have a couple people; they have two eyes looking at them. They need to have 10 to 20 eyes on this.'
Frayne filed the petition today in St. Louis Circuit Court, asking that the 'St. Louis Health Department to assign or hire additional employees to search the Homer G. Phillips hospital and clinic files.' She`s asking that the 'Missouri Department of Health' also 'assign or hire additional employees to search the vital records files.'
Frayne says families have been blocked from the truth for decades. She says now is not the time to hide behind the federal insurance privacy rule, sometimes called HIPPA.
Frayne said, 'HIPPA, you`re going to pull something like that on us? In this stage of the investigation? When we know babies were being stolen?'
You can hear it in her voice. Families need answers now. She`s hoping the court will now set a deadline by which all Homer G. Phillips hospital records will be released.
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