September 18, 2020
The New Jersey Family Planning League is deeply troubled by reports of coerced hysterectomies performed on immigrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. If true, this is a horrific violation of reproductive autonomy and fundamental human rights. Every person has the right to have children, not have children, and to parent their children in a safe environment, regardless of race, ethnicity or immigration status.
We are in full agreement with the Guttmacher Institute and share their concerns over these allegations.