Pregnant women in immigration detention under the Trump administration say they have been denied medical care, shackled around the stomach, and abused.
They wouldn’t look after me,” she told BuzzFeed News, speaking by phone from another detention center, Otay Mesa in San Diego.
Those descriptions were backed by interviews with five legal aid workers, four medical workers, and two advocates who work with ICE detainees.
“I saw on the machine that [it said] pregnant women should not have an X-ray,” she wrote.
“All detainees, determined to be pregnant, are provided appropriate education, pre-natal care, and post-natal care,” the statement said.
Women who are pregnant during their journeys to the border often arrive with high-risk pregnancies, three medical professionals told BuzzFeed News.
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