SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE
Crimes Against Humanity: A startling new whistleblower complaint details how mass hysterectomies are being performed on immigrant women being held at an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detention center located in Irwin County, Georgia.
Law and Crime reports:
Several legal advocacy groups on Monday filed a whistleblower complaint on behalf of a nurse at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center documenting “jarring medical neglect” within the facility, including a refusal to test detainees for the novel coronavirus and an exorbitant rate of hysterectomies being performed on immigrant women.
The New Civil Rights Movement reports:
A whistleblower complaint filed Monday alleges an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center is responsible for an exorbitant number of hysterectomies being performed on migrant women, apparently without consent and for unclear reasons.
Systematic forced sterilization is a crime against humanity according to the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
Law and Crime notes:
Multiple women came forward to tell Project South about what they perceived to be the inordinate rate at which women in ICDC were subjected to hysterectomies – a surgical operation in which all or part of the uterus is removed. Additionally, many of the immigrant women who underwent the procedure were reportedly “confused” when asked to explain why they had the surgery, with one detainee likening their treatment to prisoners in concentration camps.
A complaint filed by Project South, Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide, states:
Detained immigrants and ICDC nurses report high rates of hysterectomies done to immigrant women.
The complaint notes:
Recently, a detained immigrant told Project South that she talked to five different women detained at ICDC between October and December 2019 who had a hysterectomy done. When she talked to them about the surgery, the women ‘reacted confused when explaining why they had one done.’
The detainee said:
When I met all these women who had had surgeries, I thought this was like an experimental concentration camp. It was like they’re experimenting with our bodies.
The whistleblower, a brave nurse named Dawn Wooten, notes that there is one gynecologist in particular performing most of the hysterectomies. Wooten said:
Everybody he sees has a hysterectomy—just about everybody. Everybody’s uterus cannot be that bad.
We’ve questioned among ourselves like goodness he’s taking everybody’s stuff out…That’s his specialty, he’s the uterus collector. I know that’s ugly…is he collecting these things or something…Everybody he sees, he’s taking all their uteruses out or he’s taken their tubes out.
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Bottom line: A startling new whistleblower complaint details how mass hysterectomies are being performed on immigrant women being held at an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detention center located in Irwin County, Georgia.
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