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 are 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.

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
The Huffington Post
Daring Fireball
The Consumerist
The Lookout – Yahoo! News
The Hill’s Transportation Report + follow-up
Drew Olanoff
Drew Carey
The Stir
Amy Alkon on MND

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.