In a dangerous precedent, Washington state officials will reportedly arrest a woman Friday to undergo forced tuberculosis treatment.
When the government forces a citizen to undergo any treatment or take a biologic agent, it’s a breach of bodily autonomy.
The woman, who’s reportedly from Tacoma, will be arrested unless she voluntarily complies with a court order to resume treatment or quarantine.
The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department argued before Judge Philip Sorenson to force the woman to comply by taking her medication or isolating herself.
Health officials in Washington state set to arrest a woman with tuberculosis after they said she has been avoiding treatment or isolation for over a year. https://t.co/LpmQSDZTmI
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According to KOMO News, the woman was “under an involuntary isolation order from Dec. 25, 2022, to Feb. 8,…