Report: Pregnant Women in ICE Custody Claim Neglect, Trauma

Some pregnant women in ICE detention camps say they are not receiving the medical treatment they are guaranteed by law, and are instead subject to inhumane treatment which may have caused them to miscarry, according to a harrowing Monday report from BuzzFeed News. In December, BuzzFeed reports, the Trump administration overhauled an Obama-era mandate that pregnant women should only be detained in extreme circumstances. Instead, ICE is now required to stop detaining women once they have reached their third trimester, and to ensur[e] pregnant detainees receive appropriate medical care including effectuating transfers to facilities that are able to provide appropriate medical treatment. Many once-pregnant detainees, however, told BuzzFeed that they were repeatedly denied adequate medical care, and were subject to …