Congress launches inquiry into claims about gynecological procedures at Georgia immigrant facility

A whistleblower’s allegations that immigrant women were given hysterectomies without their consent or full understanding

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Hundreds of immigrant rights advocates and others participate in rally and and demonstration at the Federal Building in lower Manhattan against on June 1, 2018 in New York, United States. In coordinated marches across the country people are gathering outside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field offices, U.S. attorney's offices, and the Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).

Top U.S. House Democrats are investigating a whistleblower’s allegations that immigrant women in a Georgia detention center endured gynecological procedures without their consent or full understanding of the treatment that was being performed.