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 …

Unproductive weekend? Well, this politician casually cycled to hospital to give birth.

Sundays are usually a lazy, uneventful affair for many of us. Not for the 42-week pregnant New Zealand Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, who made her way to hospital for an induction. SEE ALSO: This Instagram influencer started her own clothing line to promote body positivity That’s all very normal, except perhaps for her mode of transportation. Instead of getting in a car, she cycled to the hospital instead. “My partner and I cycled because there wasn’t enough room in the car for the support crew… but it also put me in the best possible mood!” she wrote on Instagram. A post shared by Julie Anne Genter (@julieannegenter) on Aug 18, 2018 at 3:42pm PDT Genter added in a …