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Ask President Obama & Congress to Address TSA Requiring Elderly Woman to Remove Diaper

 

On June 19th, TSA Officers patted down a 95-Year-Old Woman at Florida's Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport and later detained her for close to an hour at which point she was required to remove her Adult Diaper which she wears due to her advanced age and medical conditions. The woman in question has been fighting cancer for quite some time and was on a trip to visit family as she was in her last stage of fighting the cancer.

The TSA has responded that their officers acted appropriately and that they are sensitive to the privacy of travellers. Notably after she removed the Depends for the search by TSA she was left with no choice but to travel without underwear since she had not brough a extra pair on her carryon.

The behavior that is regularly displayed by TSA officers is not sensitive to the privacy or dignity of American Citizens and Congress and the President are all to aware of the situation but have failed to act.

Lets bring attention to this most recent inappropriate act by calling on Lawmakers to change procedures so that some level of human decency can be applied when screening passengers who clearly pose no threat.

Please sign this petition and ask your lawmakers and the President to address this situation immediatly by personally apologizing to the woman who was embarassed and by bring change to TSA's policies.

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    Benjamin Kerensa started this petition with a single signature, and now has 13 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.