Plan B is still a contraceptive, not an abortifacient, and this nurse had better be fired
by Caleb Reading
TAMPA – A 21-year-old woman told police Saturday that a man grabbed her off Howard Avenue and raped her behind a building during the Gasparilla festivities.
But officers investigating the case arrested her after learning she had an outstanding warrant from her teenage years for failure to pay restitution.
She spent the next two nights in jail.
Police are reviewing their policies after the arrest, which one victim’s advocate said could have “a chilling effect” on the rape investigation, the woman’s well-being and the desire of future victims to contact police.
Adding to the mother’s ire is her claim that a jail nurse prevented her daughter from taking a second dose of emergency contraception prescribed by a nurse at a clinic as part of a rape examination. The jail nurse, said the mother and the victim’s attorney, denied the medication for religious reasons.
I’m sure I’ve said this a lot, but I’m saying it again, Plan B is a contraceptive. It prevents the release of an egg from the ovary. If you are already pregnant, Plan B isn’t going to stop that. Plan B is NOT RU-486. Plan B is NOT an abortion drug. Anybody who won’t dispense birth control has no business being in charge of drug dispensing. If you don’t know the difference between causing an abortion and preventing a pregnancy from happening so there won’t be an abortion later, you have no business working in any capacity where you could deny somebody medication. Also, I hate you.