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Congress Demands Investigation Into Hysterectomies At An Immigrant Detention Facility

Top Congressional lawmakers have called for an investigation into a whistleblower report alleging questionable hysterectomies and poor COVID-19 precautions at an immigrant detention facility in Georgia.

Host Tonya Mosley talks to a professor about the history of forced sterilizations of vulnerable populations in the United States. Dorothy Roberts, professor of race, gender and law at the University of Pennsylvania and author of “Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty,” joins us.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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