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Monday, May 02, 2005
Rape victims suffer enough without this
DenverPost.com - Jim Spencer: "The protocol of six Catholic hospitals [in Colorado] run by Centura calls for rape victims to undergo an ovulation test.
If they have not ovulated, said Centura corporate spokeswoman Dana Berry, doctors tell the victims about emergency contraception and write prescriptions for it if the patient asks.
If, however, the urine test suggests that a rape victim has ovulated, Berry continued, doctors at Centura's Catholic hospitals are not to mention emergency contraception. That means the victim can end up pregnant by her rapist. [Means essentially if you might need the contraception they won't tell you about it]"