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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Condemn Abuses at ICE Detention Center

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H.Res.1153, a resolution condemning medical practices at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, that may have resulted in forced, medically unnecessary hysterectomies and gynecological procedures without the informed consent of the women. Congresswoman Fletcher was a co-sponsor of H.Res. 1153, which passed the House of Representatives, 232-156.  

“The allegations of abuses, including forced, medically unnecessary hysterectomies, at the Irwin County Detention Center, are an affront to our values as Americans,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher.  “I was glad to co-sponsor and vote in favor of this resolution condemning any medical neglect and forced sterilization of immigrant detainees that may have happened, and I will fight to ensure there is justice for those who suffered these horrific acts.”