The Republican War On Women – A Republican World – ‘ Women’s group: Louisiana billing rape victims is ‘political extortion’ to stop prosecutions’
“Anticipating a $2,000 medical bill is really going to discourage them from going to the hospital. Not just reporting it to law enforcement, but even getting your medical needs met,” Louisiana NOW chapter political action coordinator Clay Latimer explained to WDSU’.
‘The National Organization for Women (NOW) chapter in Louisiana has reacted with outrage, and called on the state to help rape victims on Monday after a report revealed that hospitals had started charging them for emergency care’.
‘The Times-Picayune reported last week that rape victims had once been treated for free, but they were now being billed as much as $4,000 by some hospitals’.
‘In one case, a New Orleans college student woke up nude in a public place, and officials urged her to be treated at a local hospital. Although she was assured that she would not be charged, she received a $2,254 bill a year later’.
From : http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/womens-group-louisiana-billing-rape-victims-is-political-extortion-to-stop-prosecutions/