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Friday, February 02, 2007

Refused Rape Services

We can't let one more rape survivor go through what a
21-year-old woman in Tampa Florida, just had to endure.

Please act now by rushing the enclosed petition to your state
governor to ensure rape survivors in your state are not denied
access to emergency contraception.

Here's what this young woman went through:

Raped as she returned to her car after attending a local parade,
she 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

Will you join me in asking your governor to ensure that women in
your state have access to emergency contraception?

This is not the first time a rape survivor has been treated so
outrageously. But we need to insist that it should be the last
in Florida or anywhere else in the country. Please act right


Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood Federation of America


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