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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:35 PM

ICE Hysterectomies: The Dark History of US Forced Sterilizations On Minorities, Genocide

'Forced Sterilization Is Genocide': Rights Groups Condemn ICE Amid Whistleblower's Allegations of Unwarranted Hysterectomies. The complaint alleges numerous health and safety violations in regards to Covid-19 in addition a disturbing number of procedures performed on detained women. By Lisa Newcomb, Common Dreams, Sept. 15, 2020.



- A woman who identified herself as Jennifer sits with her son Jaydan at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center after recently crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on June 21, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.

Human rights advocates sounded alarms Monday following a whistleblower complaint that alleges an alarming number of hysterectomies were performed on detainees at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Georgia. The complaint also alleges "jarring medical neglect" throughout the facility, particularly in relation to Covid-19 safety protocols and procedures.

The whistleblower, Dawn Wooten, a longtime licensed practical nurse who has been working at the facility for three years, described unsanitary practices and little if any regard for containing or controlling the spread of Covid-19 among detainees and staff, as well as an alarming number of hysterectomies performed on detainees, in the complaint. "For years, advocates in Georgia have raised red flags about the human rights violations occurring inside the Irwin County Detention Center," Priyanka Bhatt, staff attorney for Project South, the group that filed the complaint on behalf of Wooten in conjunction with the Government Accountability Project, said in a statement.

"Ms. Wooten's whistleblowing disclosures confirm what detained immigrants have been reporting for years: gross disregard for health and safety standards, lack of medical care, and unsanitary living conditions at Irwin," Bhatt continued. "We call on DHS [the Department of Homeland Security] to conduct an investigation into the Irwin County Detention Center in order to protect the health and safety of the detained immigrants and the workers there." In addition to condemning the alleged conditions and disregard for Covid-19 prevention in the facility, civil and human rights organizations, journalists, and lawmakers pointed to the dark history of forced sterilization of minority populations in the United States.

- Tweet: Between the 1930s and the 1970s, nearly one-third of women in Puerto Rico were sterilized as part of a mass eugenics campaign. This history continues to effect Puerto Rican women and their communities to this day. The Dark History of Forced Sterilization of Latina Women. Between the 1930s and the 1970s, approximately one-third of the female population of Puerto Rico was sterilized, making it highest rate of sterilization in the world...Forced sterilization is genocide. - It's also been U.S. policy for generations, targeting Black & Indigenous women, Puerto Ricans & Latinas in LA, incarcerated people & people w/ disabilities. Now ICE is performing mass hysterectomies. We've seen this before. We must rise up. 7:37 PM, Sep 14, 2020 -...

['The Dark History of Forced Sterlizations of Latina Women'
https://www.panoramas.pitt.edu/health-and-society/dark-history-forced-sterilization-latina-women]

- Read More, https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/09/15/forced-sterilization-genocide-rights-groups-condemn-ice-amid-whistleblowers

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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:44 PM

1. Wow Wow Wow

This is incredible. I never knew this.

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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 01:30 PM

2. For profit detention centers. Bill the government. Bill the government. Bill the government.

I doesnít matter for what to bill the government, just keep on doing it. Letís keep those share prices high. Our investors want more of a return.

Needless invasive surgery? No problem. Roll em in.

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