US Democrats to probe Georgia whistleblower’s migrant hysterectomies claim

Article Link: https://www.dw.com/en/us-democrats-to-probe-georgia-whistleblowers-migrant-hysterectomies-claim/a-54940409

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

Top US Democrats reacted furiously on Tuesday to complaints made by a Georgia nurse who alleged that migrant women held at a detention center received questionable hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer were among those to condemn the allegations. “If true, the appalling conditions described in the whistleblower complaint — including allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed on vulnerable immigrant women — are a staggering abuse of human rights,” Pelosi said in a statement. In a complaint filed on Monday, Dawn Wooten, a former nurse at the Irwin County Detention Center, said that facility staff performed improper hysterectomies, refused to test detainees for COVID-19 and shredded medical records.