Turns out yesterday’s Douchebag of the Year contestant has a competitor. Already.
Courthouse News reports that nurse practitioner (or physician assistant, her labels vary) Sylvia Olona pulled out a woman’s IUD when she had just gone in to have the strings shortened. She then proceeded to lecture the woman about an IUD being an abortifacient (debunked here), refused to insert another IUD, and suggested hormonal contraception as an alternative.
“As Defendant Olona began the procedure, (the plaintiff) felt Olona pull on the strings of the IUD. (The plaintiff) felt a distinct pulling on the strings followed by a sharp pain in her uterus similar to a very strong menstrual cramp.
“As that happened, Defendant Olona stated, ‘Uh oh, I accidentally pulled out your IUD. I gently tugged and out it came.’ She then explained, ‘I cut the string than went back and gently pulled and out it came. It must have not been in properly.’
And that’s not all. Apparently Olona does this routinely at the Presbyterian Health Services Rio Rancho Family Health Center.
“Defendant Olona stated, ‘Everyone in the office always laughs and tells me I pull these out on purpose because I am against them, but it’s not true, they accidentally come out when I tug.’
OMG hilarious assault and battery! Everybody laugh at the misogyny! Somebody make that PA a coffee! What a fabulous health clinic. What a dedicated practitioner.
Why is this woman only the subject of a civil suit instead of being arrested?
Will this sort of shit happen more and more if Obama doesn’t immediately reverse the new HHS regs forcing healthcare facilities to hire “conscientious” objectors (we really need another name for those), regardless of the casemix?
More at RH Reality Check.