TSA Requires Breast Cancer Patient To Submit To Pat Down After Scan


My wife Lori Dorn, who has breast cancer, tells her story about a TSA agent at JFK on Thursday who required her to submit to a pat down due to her breast implants after she went through a backscatter X-ray scanner. She had an identification card for the implants that is used to prove that the implants are an actual medical device, but the TSA agent would not let Lori show her the card. The TSA agent was extremely rude, humiliating her in front of other travelers and showing zero compassion for her situation.

Here’s Lori’s write-up about the incident and a couple of lively discussion is taking place on Google+ here and here.

Lori has been posting updates on her twitter account: @HRLori

UPDATE 1: TSA has responded to the issue on the TSA Blog and has issued an apology to Lori.

UPDATE 2: Lori has posted an update on her blog.

More Coverage:
- New York Times (interviewed Lori)
- Associated Press
- Daily News
- ABC News
- NBC New York
- Daily Mail
- MSNBC Overhead Bin
- The Globe and Mail
- Boing Boing + follow-up
- Gizmodo
- The Huffington Post
- Daring Fireball
- Jezebel
- The Consumerist
- Techdirt
- Gothamist
- The Lookout – Yahoo! News
- The Hill’s Transportation Report + follow-up
- Drew Olanoff
- Drew Carey
- Reason
- The Stir
- Elliott
- Amy Alkon on MND

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