AOC Claims US Must ‘Atone’ For ‘Human Rights Violations’ Involving Accused ICE ‘Uterus Collector’

A report was released yesterday about a whistleblower who was employed at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Georgia and claimed that there were human rights violations happening at the facility.

At one point in the complaint, nurse Dawn Wooten described a doctor who she referred to as “the uterus collector” because he supposedly has done so many hysterectomies, which she claimed some are without merit.

“I know that’s ugly…is he collecting these things or something…Everybody he sees, he’s taking all their uteruses out or he’s taken their tubes out. What in the world,” she said.

US House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was quick to respond to the story and she said that, “The fact of the matter is the United States has engaged in a program of mass human rights violations targeting immigrants. This includes mass child separation, systemic sexual assault of people in detention, kangaroo-court procedures, & more. Our country must atone for it all.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a formal statement on the matter, at least giving the benefit of the doubt, but also calling it an abuse of human rights if so.

She tweeted, “If true, the appalling conditions described at an ICE detention facility — including allegations of mass hysterectomies performed on immigrant women — are a staggering abuse of human rights. DHS Office of IG must immediately investigate these allegations.”

Following the report, ICE issued a statement that read:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) does not comment on matters presented to the Office of the Inspector General, which provides independent oversight and accountability within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ICE takes all allegations seriously and defers to the OIG regarding any potential investigation and/or results. That said, in general, anonymous, unproven allegations, made without any fact-checkable specifics, should be treated with the appropriate skepticism they deserve.

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