• A whistleblower complaint accusing an ICE detention center of sending multiple detainees to have their wombs surgically removed recalls the ugly history of forced sterilization in the US

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Protesters at the County USC Medical Center circa 1974 in Los Angeles, California.
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    A nurse at a Georgia immigration detention center accused the facility of sending patients to a doctor who she alleges performed an unusual number of hysterectomies on immigrant detainees, usually without their consent.
    Dawn Wooten made the allegations in a whistleblower complaint sent by Project South to the Department of Homeland Security and its inspector general.
    The allegations have re-centered a conversation on the ugly history of forced sterilization in the US.
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