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Pelosi Seeks Probe of Alleged Hysterectomies at Detention Center

Sept. 15, 2020, 4:01 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Homeland Security Dept’s watchdog must immediately investigate a whistle-blower complaint accusing an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center of performing mass hysterectomies on immigrant women.

  • “If true, the appalling conditions described in the whistle-blower complaint – including allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed on vulnerable immigrant women – are a staggering abuse of human rights,” Pelosi says in statement
  • Pelosi says it is also “essential that we get answers regarding ICE’s egregious handling of the coronavirus pandemic”

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