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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Spare parts

Have you read the whistleblower complaint filed against the Irwin Detention Center, an ICE facility in Georgia run by LaSalle Corrections?

Pretty damning stuff, if true. So much for the pro life party. For a good synopsis of the whole deal read this, “A SILENT PANDEMIC”: NURSE AT ICE FACILITY BLOWS THE WHISTLE ON CORONAVIRUS DANGERS.

And this article at HuffPo focuses on another sordid aspect of the whole mess: Whistleblower Says Doctor Performed Excessive Hysterectomies On ICE Detainees - Nurse Dawn Wooten says the doctor she dubbed the “uterus collector” also removed the wrong ovary of a patient at Georgia’s Irwin County Detention Center.

Several people, including a nurse, expressed alarm at the number of hysterectomies being performed on immigrant women at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Ocilla, Georgia, according to a new whistleblower complaint sent to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General.

According to the nurse, female detainees are regularly sent to an off-site doctor who sometimes ends up removing all or part of their uteruses. Due to language barriers, many of the women may not be able to properly consent to the procedure. Some nurses end up “simply googling Spanish” to obtain patient consent, she alleged.

This will be an interesting one to follow.  Nothing would surprise me with this administration however.

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