Reports have been released that ICE facilities are performing a “staggering” number of non-consensual hysterectomies on incarcerated immigrants by ICE, according to whistleblowers, who also likened the facility to “an experimental concentration camp.” Even one forced hysterectomy is unacceptable. A “staggering number” indicates a full-on crisis.
This is not the first time that America has performed forced sterilizations. This country has used forced sterilizations as a way to quell population sizes of people of color and make the country whiter and whiter long-term. The Trump administration is just taking a page from America’s history with eugenics. It was shameful then, and it’s shameful now. We must stop it and work hard to ensure it never happens again.
We cannot let these non-consensual surgeries continue to happen. Call your representative in Congress to demand that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General investigates these reports, and do everything in their power to end this practice today.
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Hi, my name is …. I’m calling to demand that Congress pressure the DHS Inspector General to investigate the reports that ICE facilities are performing non-consensual hysterectomies on immigrants. These reports are horrific, and Congress cannot look away from this. This is eugenics and genocide, plain and simple.
I demand that Congress pushes for an immediate investigation. Then, as my representative, you must do everything in your power to ensure that this never happens again. This is the least we can do for justice for immigrants seeking to be new Americans. I’m asking you to fight for basic humanity and stand on the right side of history.