Denied Care for Miscarriage

Pregnant women in US immigration detention are being denied medical care, shackled, and abused in detention centers in southwestern states, Buzzfeed reports.
 
Last December, the Trump administration quietly ended an Obama administration–era directive against detaining pregnant women except in extreme circumstances.
 
One woman, 4 months pregnant, began suffering intense abdominal pain heavy bleeding in custody, but was denied care for 5 days. She soon miscarried, and was denied proper care and sanitary supplies.
 
“This is absolutely medical negligence. Overall [detaining pregnant women] is a cruel, inhumane practice,” said Anjani Kolahi, a family medicine and obstetrics physician with Physicians for Reproductive Health.
 
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