A worthwhile bit of satire to consider in an otherwise horrific story . . .
“Lord, show me how the forced removal of the uterus from multiple imprisoned women is evidence of our salvation by grace alone,” said the devout evangelical woman, scanning her Bible for a verse or two that might offer a reason for why ICE-affiliated physicians were performing hysterectomies on detained women, many of whom did not speak English and were not given information or choice about the procedures.
Here's the more serious take . . .
Rep. Cleaver Calls For Immediate Investigation Into Allegations of Mass Hysterectomies by ICE
(Washington, D.C.) – This week, United States Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) joined over 170 lawmakers calling for Department of Homeland Security (DHC) Inspector General Joseph Cuffari to immediately launch an investigation into whistleblower allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed on women detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
In a letter to Inspector General Cuffari, the lawmakers wrote:
“The reports of mass hysterectomies cause grave concern for the violation of the bodily autonomy and reproductive rights of detained people. Everyone, regardless of their immigration status, their language, or their incarceration deserves to control their own reproductive choices, and make informed choices about their bodies. We request an immediate investigation into these reports.”
“The allegations that have been made public of mass hysterectomies on immigrant women without their informed consent are sickening and have absolutely no place in the United States of America,” said Congressman Cleaver. “Let’s be clear: if this is found to be true, it would be a human rights abuse committed in the name of the American people. We cannot and will not accept such abuse, and that’s why we must get to the bottom of what occurred immediately.”
The lawmakers have asked to be briefed on the status of the investigation by Friday, September 25, 2020.
You can find the official letter from lawmakers attached. ##########
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