Woman Says Anti-Abortion Nurse Removed IUD Without Permission, Then Lectured Her
"As Defendant Olona began the procedure, (the plaintiff) felt Olona pull on the strings of the IUD. (The plaintiff) felt a distinct pulling on the strings followed by a sharp pain in her uterus similar to a very strong menstrual cramp.
"As that happened, Defendant Olona stated, 'Uh oh, I accidentally pulled out your IUD. I gently tugged and out it came.' She then explained, 'I cut the string than went back and gently pulled and out it came. It must have not been in properly.'
"Olona then stated, 'having the IUD come out was a good thing.' She asked (the plaintiff) if she wanted to hear her 'take' on the situation. Without receiving a response, Defendant Olona stated, 'I personally do not like IUDs. I feel they are a type of abortion. I don't know how you feel about abortion, but I am against them. What the IUD does is take the fertilized egg and pushes it out of the uterus.'
"Defendant Olona stated, 'Everyone in the office always laughs and tells me I pull these out on purpose because I am against them, but it's not true, they accidentally come out when I tug.'
"Defendant Olona told (the plaintiff) that is was better that she did not have the IUD because she could now use a "non-abortion" form of contraception. Defendant Olona suggested the deprovera (depo) [sic] shot or the pill, and made clear that she would not insert a new IUD."
The article erroneously states that the practitioner is an NP. According to the New Mexico Licensing Board, she is a PA.
I wouldn't think so, but do IUDs actually dislodge with a small tug?
Jan 18, '09
I also don't think they come loose after a gentle tug. Since the defendant says everyone in the office laughs about how these IUDs always come loose when its her doing the tugging, it seems pretty likely that this isn't just a coincidence, either.
Last edit by mercyteapot on Jan 18, '09
Jan 18, '09
by SharonH, RN
Quote from just_cause
I suggest emailing your finding to the newspaper.
I commend you on your curiosity/inquiry but the MOD does not have the ability to change the article that was printed nor would it really be appropriate for him/her to change the pasted article in this forum. The editing of an authors material is a bit presumptuous and very misleading.
The press won't be 100% right a 100% of the time - but that does not give us the right to edit their words - if you find a discrepancy then hold them accountable .
I have looked up the court document for this case and it states that Olona is an NP. Look at it here
You stated you found that Olona is a PA, please provide a link or reference.
I have also gone to your referenced NM BON and found Olona registered in NM's BON, again differing from your statement. NM BON
If you do find a discrepancy, share your findings with others, instead of leaving it as commentary.
Actually if you click the link through, you would find that Olona hasn't been licensed as a nurse since 1976 and she is in fact a PA and has been for over 30 years. It's pretty clear that she was working in the capacity of a PA. That is extremely lazy reporting on the part of the original author.
Edited to add: the court documents do identify Olona as an NP, I can see why the reporter would be confused but there is no evidence of her being and NP. In fact it appears that she is a PA. Odd.
Last edit by SharonH, RN on Jan 18, '09
Jan 18, '09
Thanks, perhaps the court documents are all wrong as well.
(not here to create a thread war
I was just trying to point out that the modification of the article is not our business - commenting on errors and supporting them with sources is within our realm. Thank you for the feedback.
What a terrible accusation - I hope justice prevails,
Last edit by just_cause on Jan 18, '09