Congressional Probe Undercuts Viral Claims Of ‘Mass Hysterectomies’ At Immigration Facility, Finds ‘Serious Issues’

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A bipartisan congressional report released Tuesday pushed back on allegations that an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contracted physician performed non-consensual “mass hysterectomies” that led to the 2020 investigation of a Georgia immigration facility.

The report, released by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, found that doctors at ICE’s Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) did not perform the procedures, an allegation originally made in a complaint preceding the 2020 election. Instead of the alleged five hysterectomies reported from October to December 2020, only two, both deemed medically necessary by ICE, were performed on ICDC detainees between 2017 and 2019.

Nurse Dawn Wooten, represented by left-wing activist group Project South, alleged that an independent physician working at the facility, Dr. Mahendra Amin, performed an excessively high number of hysterectomies on detainees without their “informed consent.” The complaint immediately attracted significant media attention.

However, these allegations were not substantiated by available evidence, according to the report.

“The Subcommittee did not substantiate the allegations of mass hysterectomies on ICDC detainees. Records indicate that Dr. Amin performed two hysterectomies on ICDC detainees between 2017 and 2019. Both procedures were deemed medically necessary by ICE,” according to the report.

However, the report highlighted many “serious issues” relating to ICDC.

“Female detainees appear to have been subjected to excessive, invasive, and often unnecessary gynecological procedures,” the report read. “There appears to have been repeated failures to secure informed consent for off-site medical procedures performed on ICDC detainees. Medical care provided to detainees at ICDC was known by DHS to be deficient, but neither ICE nor LaSalle took effective corrective action. ICE did not conduct thorough oversight of off-site medical providers and procedures.”

The original claims of mass hysterectomies sparked skepticism, with Republican Georgia Reps. Doug Collins and Austin Scott questioning the allegations of non-consensual hysterectomies at the Georgia facility by the “radical, anti-law enforcement” group.

“Recent developments indicate that the allegations included in the complaint made to your office by Dawn Wooten, represented by Project South, are questionable at best,” the congressmen wrote.

Following the initial claims, ICE “vehemently” disputed the claims that “detainees are used for experimental medical procedures,” Medical Director of the ICE Health Service Corps Dr. Ada Rivera, previously told The Daily Caller in 2020. “The health, welfare and safety of ICE detainees is one of the agency’s highest priorities, any assertion or claim to the contrary is false and intentionally misleading.”

Rivera said ICE detainees receive routine gynecological exams and health care, and since 2018, only two individuals at ICDC were referred to certified gynecologists for hysterectomies.

ICDC and Project South did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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