ICE Whistle Blower Reveals Unnecessary Hysterectomies Peformed on Immigrant Women

 ICE Whistle Blower Reveals Unnecessary Hysterectomies Peformed on Immigrant Women

A former Georgia ICE employee filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security detailing medical neglect and a questionably high rate of hysterectomies performed on detained women at ICE camps.

In the complaint, Dawn Wooten—a licensed practical nurse formerly employed by the center—stated that while some women may actually require a hysterectomy, “everybody’s uterus cannot be that bad,” CNN reports.

“Everybody he sees has a hysterectomy—just about everybody. He’s even taken out the wrong ovary on a young lady [detained immigrant woman]. She was supposed to get her left ovary removed because it had a cyst on the left ovary; he took out the right one. She was upset. She had to go back to take out the left and she wound up with a total hysterectomy,” Wooten explains in the complaint.

The complaint doesn’t disclose the name of the gynecologist—nicknamed “the uterus collector”—the number of women allegedly coerced into receiving the procedure, or when they occurred.

Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said there’s an investigation into the conditions at ICE detainment facilities.

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