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    This is Infuriating

    Tampa, Fla.

    Raped as she returned to her car after attending a local parade, a 21-year-old Tampa woman escaped and reported the attack to local police. As she was being interviewed, police discovered she had an outstanding four-year-old warrant for failing to pay a fine related to an incident when she was a juvenile.

    Just hours after being raped, she was handcuffed and hauled off to jail.

    But it gets worse. A jail worker blocked this young woman from taking emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy, stopping her from taking the required second dose for more than 24 hours longer than recommended.

    The reason: the jail supervisor doesn't "believe" in emergency contraception.

    ++++++++++ How DARE someone deny this woman a legal medical treatment because if offends his/her personal religious beliefs?
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    I think even convicts get better treatment than that. I really hope the story is both oversimplified and exaggerated, because I'd hate to think of people that stupid walking around with that kind of power.

    The very worst treatment she should have gotten should have been a police escort to the hospital before booking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lulu2 View Post
    Tampa, Fla.

    Raped as she returned to her car after attending a local parade, a 21-year-old Tampa woman escaped and reported the attack to local police. As she was being interviewed, police discovered she had an outstanding four-year-old warrant for failing to pay a fine related to an incident when she was a juvenile.

    Just hours after being raped, she was handcuffed and hauled off to jail.

    But it gets worse. A jail worker blocked this young woman from taking emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy, stopping her from taking the required second dose for more than 24 hours longer than recommended.

    The reason: the jail supervisor doesn't "believe" in emergency contraception.

    ++++++++++ How DARE someone deny this woman a legal medical treatment because if offends his/her personal religious beliefs?
    WTF? If that was me, they'd have had to have locked me straight back up for kicking his head in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lulu2 View Post
    Tampa, Fla.

    Raped as she returned to her car after attending a local parade, a 21-year-old Tampa woman escaped and reported the attack to local police. As she was being interviewed, police discovered she had an outstanding four-year-old warrant for failing to pay a fine related to an incident when she was a juvenile.

    Just hours after being raped, she was handcuffed and hauled off to jail.

    But it gets worse. A jail worker blocked this young woman from taking emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy, stopping her from taking the required second dose for more than 24 hours longer than recommended.

    The reason: the jail supervisor doesn't "believe" in emergency contraception.

    ++++++++++ How DARE someone deny this woman a legal medical treatment because if offends his/her personal religious beliefs?
    Really? Jaysus, thats unbelieveable. Makes you wonder what the hell is going on in people's heads down in Tampa??? That poor girl, how awful, I hope someone is made accountable for this, if the story is accurate then its a despicable way to treat a rape victim.
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    And yet, I've seen arguments which stress that a jail worker or pharmacist shouldn't be required to provide a drug which offends their personal religious beliefs!

    So where does the jail worker's "right" end and the raped woman's begin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lulu2 View Post
    And yet, I've seen arguments which stress that a jail worker or pharmacist shouldn't be required to provide a drug which offends their personal religious beliefs!

    So where does the jail worker's "right" end and the raped woman's begin?
    I would have thought that in such cases the civil and secular law would intervene before something ridiculous and quite horrid like this would happen, obviously not, not very edifying really is it.
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    What it "IS" is the deliberate intrusion of fundamentalists into everyone else's life. I've no quarrel with this person's belief that emergency contraception might be wrong FOR THEMSELVES....but the idea that they can deny someone else that same "right" is infuriating!

    She was victimized more than once that day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lulu2 View Post
    !

    She was victimized more than once that day!
    She sure was poor woman.
    I think I would be with you Pinky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lulu2 View Post
    What it "IS" is the deliberate intrusion of fundamentalists into everyone else's life. I've no quarrel with this person's belief that emergency contraception might be wrong FOR THEMSELVES....but the idea that they can deny someone else that same "right" is infuriating!

    She was victimized more than once that day!
    This is truly an unfortunate circumstance. The woman should never have been arrested so soon after suffering such a traumatic assault even according to the local police protocol. However, there seems to be an oversight, intentional or unintentional I can't say, of some aspects of the article that is leading to more stereotypical fearmongering of a certain segment of our population.

    According to the article:
    "Tampa attorney Jennifer D'Angelo, who represents the jail worker, said Tuesday that her client is prohibited from giving inmates any medication without specific orders. The worker insists she never discussed religion with the woman who reported being raped."

    No fundamentalism. No forcing religious beliefs down others throats. A simple case of a healthcare worker who had the understanding that she could not administer medication with proper orders. Paramedics in the field doing life-saving procedures on a patient who has coded must also get orders from a physician before administering certain meds to a patient that is dying at their feet. Nurses in hospitals won't administer meds without orders from a physician. It happens. Perhaps this healthcare worker did not have a proper understanding of her responsibilities but religion played no part.

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