Democrats are pushing for an investigation into the dramatic charge that a contract doctor secretly removed the uteruses of migrant women who were detained at a privately-run detention center in Georgia.
“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,” said a September 15 statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, adding:
This profoundly disturbing situation recalls some of the darkest moments of our nation’s history, from the exploitation of Henrietta Lacks, to the horror of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, to the forced sterilizations of Black women that Fannie Lou Hamer and so many others underwent and fought.
The pre-election controversy is a boon to Democrats because it helps revive the Democrats’ emotional condemnation of President Donald Trump’s border policies. Those policies have included the temporary separation of