Nurse Dawn Wooten makes grave allegations against a detention center for immigrants in the US state of Georgia. Women should be forcibly sterilized there.
- A whistleblower makes serious allegations against a reception center.
- Immigrant women are said to have been sterilized there without their consent.
- Now even the House of Representatives is dealing with it.
Georgia – About the Reception camp in the United States, in the immigrant – especially from Central and South America – are brought after their arrival, there have been frequent criticism. Two years ago, there was fierce opposition to the Trump * government’s measures to separate children from their parents. Now one went Nursethat apparently in such a Reception camp in the US state in Georgia worked to the public. She doesn’t just talk about the lack of Corona * tests and protective clothing. Allegedly, the doctors there too Forced sterilizations perform on women.
Whistleblower scandal in the USA: hysterectomies in over 20 cases
The Nurse Dawn Wooten until recently worked at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. She now reports in a multi-page letter to the state government – which she has written in cooperation with several human rights organizations – of inhumane conditions in the country Reception camp. You would have found out about that several times Conditions complained to their superiors – to no avail. The only consequence was that she was demoted from a full-time to a part-time position on call, reports the ze.tt magazine citing the American news portal The Intercept. The worst accusation is made against the responsible police and customs authorities Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Women are said to have had their ovaries removed without their consent. By a hysterectomy shall they have been forcibly sterilized.
– Project South (@ProjectSouth) September 14, 2020
Wooten reports on her own experiences with the Immigrants. “Everyone who goes to this doctor gets one hysterectomy – pretty much all of them. ”In one specific case,“ the left ovary should be removed because of a cyst; the doctor removed the right one. She was upset. She had to go back to have the left one removed and got a full one hysterectomy. But she still wanted children. ”So she continues Nurse: “There were several inmates who told me that they were with the doctor, Hysterectomies and didn’t know why. ”One reason for this was the language barrier – there were probably no translators on site. In some cases, pressure should also have been exerted on the women. Wooten estimates the number of Hysterectomies to over 20.
Forced sterilization in a reception center in the USA: that’s what the authorities say
The investigation into these incidents gave the ICE to the Office Inspector General (OIG). The authority says about the allegations: “In principle, however, anonymous, unproven accusations that are made without factually verifiable details should be treated with appropriate skepticism.” Private company LaSallethat the facility in Georgia operates, says: “[Wir] are the health and the Welfare committed to the people in our care. We are fully committed to providing high quality and culturally appealing services in a safe and humane environment. “
“I had a detainee who asked me,” she said, “what is he doing, collecting all of our uteruses?” pic.twitter.com/lW2iiQI5Ge
– Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) September 15, 2020
The allegations of Nurse Wooten were also confirmed by another employee and by immigrants themselves. The lawyer for the human rights organization “Project South”, Priyanka Bhatt, says that women have come up to and from her several times in the past few years Hysterectomies reported. The allegations are now widely spread. In front of the seats of the ICE Protestants have already gathered in New York and Chicago, one of them abolition of the authority demand. And the spokeswoman for the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosiannounced an investigation. “If that’s true, then they’re from the Whistleblower described, horrific conditions – including the allegations of carried out on immigrant women Mass hysterectomies – a harrowing one Human rights violation. ” (tel) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network.
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