Pro-Life Senator Introduces Bill Banning Abortions and Sterilizations Without Informed Consent

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Pro-Life Senator Introduces Bill Banning Abortions and Sterilizations Without Informed Consent

Pro-Life Senator Introduces Bill Banning Abortions and Sterilizations Without Informed Consent

Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst introduced a bill Thursday that would criminalize any sterilization or abortion procedure performed without informed consent from the patient. The Iowa Republican’s legislation builds off a September 2020 whistleblower complaint that alleged mass hysterectomies were performed on immigrant women by Dr. Mahendra Amin without their consent while they were being held at Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia.

US agrees for now to stop deporting women who alleged abuse

HOUSTON (AP) – The U.S. government has agreed temporarily not to deport detained immigrant women who have alleged being abused by a rural Georgia gynecologist, according to court papers filed Tuesday. In a motion that must still be approved by a federal judge, the Justice Department and lawyers for several of the women agreed that immigration authorities would not carry out any deportations until mid-January.