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More Women Detail Forced Sterilizations, Unnecessary Surgeries at Georgia ICE Jail

HeadlineSep 30, 2020

In more immigration news, firsthand accounts continue to emerge of women who were seen by Dr. Mahendra Amin, the physician accused of performing forced sterilizations at the privately run Irwin Detention Center in Georgia. The New York Times interviewed 16 women who say they were treated by Amin, including women who had undergone invasive gynecological surgeries that were likely medically unnecessary. The Times reports Amin consistently overstated the risk of cysts or masses on a patient’s reproductive organs and lied about the symptoms some women experienced to justify aggressive surgeries. At least one attorney had complained to Irwin’s warden as far back as 2018, after a woman came forward with concerns about recent gynecological care she had received while imprisoned at Irwin.

In related news, BuzzFeed reports the Trump administration has dropped its years-long fight to block pregnant undocumented teenagers in government custody from obtaining abortions.

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