The outcry over ICE and hysterectomies, explained
Nicole Narea, VOX (September 18, 2020)
A whistleblower complaint issued on September 14th alleges disturbing medical neglect at Irwin Country Detention Center in Georgia and points to an alarming number of unnecessary hysterectomies carried out on immigrant women. Further investigation by the House Immigration Subcommittee maintains that as many as 18 gynecological procedures were performed. Such allegations reflect not only the United States’ history of forced sterilization but also places a familiar spotlight upon reports of patterns of unsafe health practices and human rights violations at ICE detention facilities.