An unidentified woman missed her American Airlines flight last week because staff found her choice of clothing offensive, according to news reports.
That's because it bore a statement that first appeared at a pro-choice rally this year: "If I wanted the government in my womb, I'd f--k a senator."
The woman, identified only as "O," said of the incident, "When I boarded, I was one of the first groups to board (did not pass by many folks)."
"I was wearing my shawl loosely around my neck and upon sitting down, the lady next to me, who was already seated, praised me for wearing the shirt."
Yet a flight attendant told her that she needed to speak with the captain before making her connecting flight because the shirt was offensive.
The captain informed her that she shouldn't have been allowed to board in the first place, and would need to change before her connecting flight.
According to the woman, this caused her to miss her connection.
She says the airline called ahead to the connecting gate to tell agents there that "O" needed to change her shirt, but not to hold the flight.