It can seem incredibly hypocritical that the same administration that has launched a full-throated attack on access to abortion care is brutalizing pregnant migrants and letting babies die in detention centers. But, in fact, these policies are very much aligned.
White people, and white women in particular, must use the privileges we have to fight against all systems of oppression, even when we’re not directly affected.
Her treatment in custody and her death illustrate a larger pattern of systemic abuse by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) against immigrants in its custody and, more specifically, against LGBTQ asylum seekers.
Violence is not just in the anti-abortion movement’s past.
The doctor told Rewire.News that as recently as March, a woman in USMS custody experienced birth complications exacerbated by a delay in care “the patient asked for over and over again."