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Dawn Wooten said several women came to her to ask why they had undergone hysterectomies, and she had no answer.

Dawn Wooten, the nurse who filed a whistleblower complaint alleging that women in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement were forced to undergo hysterectomies, spoke with MSNBC about her experience at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia.

Host Chris Hayes asked Wooten, “Tell us what you heard about this doctor and what women said about their experiences with him.”

She responded:

“You have detained women, I had several detained women on numerous occasions, that would come to me and say, ‘Ms. Wooten, I had a hysterectomy. Um, why?’ I had no answers as to why they had those procedures.

And one lady walked up to me here this last time around, between October of ‘19 until July the 2nd, and she said, ‘What is he? Is he the uterus collector? Does he collect uteruses?’ And I asked her what does she mean, and she said, ‘Everybody that I talk to has had a hysterectomy.’

And you just don’t know what to say. I mean, I don’t have a answer for why.”


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