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View Diary: Jamie Lynn Russell: One Pregnant Woman's Tragic Death Reveals the Human Cost of Devaluing Women (100 comments)

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    but there was a second chance to at least see what was wrong.

    Republicans want to make government small enough to fit in your vagina..

    by ramara on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 11:01:33 AM PST

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    •  No because the hospital that didn't (1+ / 0-)
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      treat her cleared her to be taken to prison.  The police weren't going to be taking her to a prison hospital after the docs said she was okay and just a criminal available for incarceration and prosecution.  I am sure that the officers involved are going to get dinged here, but the physicians apparently told them she was a faker drug addict who wasn't really in pain so the police not having any medical training went with the hospital diagnosis.  Had I been one of the officers, I might have taken her to another hospital or doctor since she was probably really visibly in severe pain, but I am not an officer and never would be one - and then there's the problem of whether or not there was another hospital in the area.  And finally, just to tease out the potential scenarios, when a person is arrested at first they are typically taken to a police station or other smaller holding facility - not a big prison - there are no hospitals in police stations and most county jails aren't going to have the personnel or sophisticated equipment required to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy.

      This situation was a cluster fuck and the people who saw her in that emergency room probably should not be entrusted to administer medical care ever again.  At least that's my opinion.

      •  It's just such a waste (1+ / 0-)
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        I keep thinking there could have been another scenario. I also know how it is when the appropriate place simply doesn't want a particular patient - our program for the seriously mentally ill has decided he is no longer smi, and discharged him.

        But it's true, the woman had been medically cleared because she couldn't lie down. Even saying it is crazy.

        Republicans want to make government small enough to fit in your vagina..

        by ramara on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 06:46:40 PM PST

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