ICE and Reproductive Coercion

This week, news broke that forced sterilization is occurring at ICE detention centers.  President Debra Hauser:

“This is truly disgusting. It’s tragic that reproductive coercion has always been a part of this country’s history and that ICE and the Trump Administration are carrying on this sickening legacy. Black, brown, Indigenous, disabled, and low-income people have historically been victim to state-sanctioned forced sterilizations and reproductive coercion. That HAS to change.  ICE must be abolished, detention centers closed, and appropriate social and medical services offered to migrants.

Dawn Wooten, the whistleblower who made this information public, is a hero, and we thank her for her bravery and selflessness.

Every person has the right to bodily autonomy.  Young people are working toward a vision of reproductive justice and these violations will not stand.”