Recently on a debate board I frequent a story came up about a woman who was pulled over by police, when they saw her putting a fake temporary tag in her windsheild. The woman told them she was on her way to the ER because she was 3-4 months pregnant and bleeding. The police officers told her that wasn't their problem and refused to allow her to get medical attention. She told them many times she was bleeding and needed help and offered to show them proof but she was blown off. She was then taken to jail where she was made to sit for another 12 hours again being refused medical help. Finally after she kept bleeding all over herself and passed a large blood clot they took her to the ER where she delivered her son prematurely and he did a minute later. My question is are police allowed to refuse to let someone have medical care when they ask for it? How about the people in charge at the jail, are they allowed to refuse to give a prisoner medical care?