Pregnant Women Suffer in ICE Custody
Pregnant women say they've been denied medical care, even if miscarrying.
It's hard to believe that we've come to this point. According to BuzzFeed News, pregnant women detained in U.S. immigration facilities have suffered miscarriages due to neglect and cruel practices.
In light of BuzzFeed's investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to comment on specific cases, but U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand took to Twitter to express her outrage, saying, "Pregnant women say they are being harmed and denied medical care in immigration detention -- even when hemorrhaging and miscarrying. What they've endured is shocking and heartbreaking. We must fight back even harder against the cruelty and inhumanity of Trump's policies."
Under the Obama administration, ICE was ordered not to detain pregnant women, except in extreme circumstances.