Mississippi Appendectomies: Reliving Our Pro-Eugenics Past

This week, 19 additional women came forward to speak out against the medical abuse they were subject to at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia while they were detained.

These allegations are shocking but unfortunately, not surprising given the United States’ long history of pro-eugenics policies. It’s time we fully reckon with our shameful legacy to help prevent more tragedy.

The U.S. Immigration System’s History of Reproductive Control

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform published findings from its investigation on for-profit ICE detention facilities, revealing horrific conditions and medical neglect that led to four preventable deaths.

But as alarming as the findings are, these human rights abuses are not new. Immigrants in detention and their loved ones have been telling us about the harm caused by the U.S. immigration system for years.