Top Democrats demanded answers Tuesday after a whistleblower nurse filed a complaint claiming that an immigration detention center was performing an exceptional number of hysterectomies on migrant women.
Dawn Wooten, a licensed practical nurse, said the rate of the procedure at the Georgia facility was a red flag, said one particular gynecologist was at the center of the operations, and said some of the women didn’t understand why they were getting it.
She called the doctor “the uterus collector.”
“Everybody’s uterus cannot be that bad,” she said according to the complaint, released by Project South and the Government Accountability Project.
She also reported some medical records are fabricated and there are unsanitary conditions and poor medical testing at the Irwin County Detention Center, run by LaSalle Corrections under a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
That includes only limited testing for COVID-19, and mixing newly admitted detainees into pools of people already tested and cleared for the virus,