U.S. Continues Dark Legacy of Forced Sterilization: “They’re Experimenting With Our Bodies”

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This week a whistleblower at an immigration jail, operated by LaSalle Corrections for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), came forward with this horrific news: Immigrant women, with little to no knowledge of the medical procedure, were forced to undergo unwanted hysterectomies. Pictured: A 4-year-old at the Families Belong Together march in D.C. in 2018. (Sasha Patkin / Flickr)

“It was like they’re experimenting with our bodies,” one woman said, talking about friends forced to undergo hysterectomies at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. They are immigrant women, many of whom fled violence to try for a better life in the U.S., and instead were locked up in immigration jails.

This week a whistleblower at the immigration jail, operated by LaSalle Corrections for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), came forward with this horrific news:…

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