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Pregnant Mom Blasts TSA for Demanding Body Scan, Refusing Female Assist

Pregnant woman holding plane model (pregnant traveling concept)

Flyer Sara Handler, a pregnant mother who was traveling with her two-year-old child, claims that she was denied her request for a pat-down in lieu of a body scan by the Transportation Security Administration.

“It’s on their website, says you can ask,” said Handler. “I was told by the TSA agents in Pittsburgh that what had happened to me in Boston was inappropriate.”

To read more on this story, go to CBS Boston.

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mvoight January 24, 2018

If she is worried about radiation for the baby, she will get many times that amount during the flight.

1StRanger January 19, 2018

" she was denied her request for a pat-down in lieu of a body scan " Ryan, please read the original news from CBS Boston carefully. It was not in lieu of a body scan, but rather in lieu of a METAL DETECTOR. While I hate the arrogance of some TSA agents and their ignorance of the TSA rules, in this case, according to the information in that CBS Boston article and video, I am afraid the TSA agents worked within the rules. First of all, TSA rule that allows opt-out is for the "full body scan", aka "AIT - Advanced Imaging Technology", and not for the metal-detectors. Second, since 2015, TSA allows to force some passengers to be screened with the AIT. From the TSA website: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening "However, some passengers will be required to undergo AIT screening if their boarding pass indicates that they have been selected for enhanced screening, in accordance with TSA regulations, prior to their arrival at the security checkpoint. This will occur in a very limited number of circumstances. The vast majority of passengers will not be affected. "