This just made my blood boil.
Last month, feminist blogger Biting Beaver wrote about a nightmarish experience she'd had with a broken condom and a callous medical system that refused to give her emergency contraception over the counter or by prescription.
Instead of getting medical care during the critical 72-hour window of opportunity, BB was stalled, humiliated, scorned, quizzed, and deceived. A nurse tried to tell her that EC was "the abortion pill" other healthcare providers grilled her about her sexual history and her marital status. Her pharmacy wouldn't sell it to her OTC, her doctor wouldn't call in a prescription, and the local emergency rooms wouldn't give her a 'scrip because she wasn't raped or married.
This is ridiculous. Educated professionals gave her incorrect information and refused requested medical treatment. And now she must deal with the repercussions of their outrageously negligent treatment.
And don't even get me started with the emails she's received, I've don't think I've seen anything uglier.