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Seeking Justice: Jailed Rape Victim Who Was Denied Contraception Can Sue Florida Sheriff

In January 2007, a Tampa, Fla., woman identified in court records as “R.W.” was raped.

After visiting a rape crisis center in Tampa, she was prescribed emergency contraception as a precaution. She took one contraceptive pill immediately and intended to take a second pill 12 hours later as a doctor had instructed, court records said.