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house Bill H. Res. 1153

Should the House Condemn the Performance of Unwanted & Unnecessary Medical Procedures Without Patients’ Consent?

Argument in favor

While Congress waits for the results of inquiries into allegedly forced medical procedures being performed on unauthorized immigrant women at ICE detention centers, the House should go on record condemning the performance of unwanted and unnecessary medical procedures without a patient’s fully informed consent. The allegations make clear the need for increased transparency and accountability at ICE.

jimK's Opinion
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10/02/2020
Yes. Federal officials responsible for detaining immigrants pending court hearings or deportation need to be held to account for sending women to a gynecologist who performed sterilizations without their patient’s consent nor even prior knowledge before being anesthetized for treatment. This is a criminal invasion of people who are in the charge of our government. They are detainees, not subjects to experimented with nor to be so grossly mistreated. Federal officials are responsible for the care of people in their charge and need to account for their laxity in allowing this- something that was only uncovered and highlighted by an investigative reporter- despite the concerns expressed by the detained women.
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Leslie's Opinion
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10/02/2020
Against medical ethics not to have Informed Consent by the patient (in their language if not English speakers). How is this even happening? Patients can sue for this. Surprised some enterprising lawyer hasn’t started a class action suit. https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/medical-malpractice-informed-consent-29872.html https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2779963/ https://injury.findlaw.com/medical-malpractice/unauthorized-treatment-and-lack-of-informed-consent.html https://www.migrantclinician.org/files/RiskManagementUndocumentedPatients.pdf
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larubia's Opinion
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10/01/2020
Not only should it be condemned they should begin a formal investigation leading to the identification and criminal prosecution of those who authorized & performed hysterectomies without consent. The victims of those crimes should be financially compensated!
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Argument opposed

This resolution, and the allegations of medical malpractice it was crafted in response to, is politically motivated. It’s too early for Congress to react to as-yet unverified allegations of unwanted medical procedures. Rather than taking this resolution up now based on a single whistleblower’s allegations, Congress should wait for the results of the inquiry into unwanted medical procedures before attempting to determine the best course of action, if any is needed.

Just.Dave's Opinion
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10/02/2020
I condemn the house, they should do nothing until they can be replaced after the election
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B.R.'s Opinion
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10/01/2020
To begin with, there needs to be an investigation to prove or disprove the accusation. If the accusation is true, Congress needs to do more than a resolution to address the situation. Resolutions, at best, are just statements for the record, but don't do much in addressing the issue.
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Mindy's Opinion
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10/02/2020
Wow, Bergman, you really are a monster, aren't you? Maybe someone should perform some unsolicited and unwanted medical procedures on you and see how you like it.
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    Yes. Federal officials responsible for detaining immigrants pending court hearings or deportation need to be held to account for sending women to a gynecologist who performed sterilizations without their patient’s consent nor even prior knowledge before being anesthetized for treatment. This is a criminal invasion of people who are in the charge of our government. They are detainees, not subjects to experimented with nor to be so grossly mistreated. Federal officials are responsible for the care of people in their charge and need to account for their laxity in allowing this- something that was only uncovered and highlighted by an investigative reporter- despite the concerns expressed by the detained women.
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    I condemn the house, they should do nothing until they can be replaced after the election
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    Against medical ethics not to have Informed Consent by the patient (in their language if not English speakers). How is this even happening? Patients can sue for this. Surprised some enterprising lawyer hasn’t started a class action suit. https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/medical-malpractice-informed-consent-29872.html https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2779963/ https://injury.findlaw.com/medical-malpractice/unauthorized-treatment-and-lack-of-informed-consent.html https://www.migrantclinician.org/files/RiskManagementUndocumentedPatients.pdf
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    Not only should it be condemned they should begin a formal investigation leading to the identification and criminal prosecution of those who authorized & performed hysterectomies without consent. The victims of those crimes should be financially compensated!
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    There is a special place in hell for people who think this kind of barbarism is acceptable. Self agency is a core tenet of human rights.
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    No one should touch a woman’s reproductive system without permission and most certainly not the government for any reason. I mean how would you males feel if you just woke up a eunuch after a prostate check or they did the Big Snip? I saw this happen in Texas 25 years ago to people that they didn’t feel were smart enough and didn’t want breeding! Their bodies. Their choices. Their rights. Hands off!
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    AYFKM???? Unnecessary & Unwanted medical procedures???? Is this Nazi Germany we are now living in?
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    Is this really a question we should have to ask in the United States of America???? Consent to anything must be given.
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    Wait!......WHAT?.......This just demonstrates how far we have fallen when this is even a question.
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    OMG, WE ALREADY HAVE CONCENTRATION CAMPS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! Larubia, I agree with you 100%. And the sons of bitches who allowed this to happen should be sued, individually, for each woman they did this to - not the United States of America and we taxpayers! MY AMERICA WOULD NEVER HAVE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN! YOU RIGHTEOUS CHRISTIAN WOMEN OUT THERE, ARE YOU HAPPY NOW? I hope God has a special place in hell for you all?
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    I am not sure why the House is condemning some thing that should BE ILLEGAL! Contrary to Trump Administration beliefs, unauthorized immigrants have basic human rights. We should not be doing any procedure on anyone with out their content. Don't condemn it, make it illegal!
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    Of course. Basic human rights as well as civil rights are violated
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    SHAME ON YOU, DAN BISHOP and ANYONE who would vote against this bill! It’s absurd that this would even have to be an issue of legislation in 2020. To vote AGAINST someone (women, immigrants) giving full consent or even KNOWING about their body/life being altered forever, is disgusting. These wmn not only did not consent to these procedures, but had no idea & were at the mercy of those who were to be ASSISTING them. How dare you sign off on yet another abuse of power by the Trump administration and GOP! You support forced abortions on women who are victims of the immigration system yet you deny 🇺🇸 women the right to control their own bodies. You even deny our right to coverage of our birth control prescriptions! I hope that the next time you go in to your dentist for a teeth cleaning that they give you a forced vasectomy without your knowledge… SURPRISE! That would spare the rest of us of your substandard gene pool of abusive, racist, and archaic actions that deny our basic human rights! I’m sick of you ignorant, misogynistic, white men controlling the rest of us with yr backwards oppressive attitudes! You and I are of the same age yet generations apart in progressive awareness! How dare you vote to deny others the same rights that you take for granted & would never stand for, were it YOU or YR DAUGHTER being so abused! *You and the entire GOP have created this monster of an AUTOCRAT, handing him full carte blanche at the detriment of the people and institutions of our country. We are paying attention. You are the lowest of the low. You WILL be held accountable for obstructing justice, at every opportunity, unleashing a power crazy narcissist with a toddler’s mentality, to run amok with ZERO accountability. It is your fault. It is of your own disgusting, integrity-challenged, making! We will never forget and neither will future generations! This is no better then the forced experiments on helpless institutionalized children in the 70s, nor the 4 decades of medical abuse of black men in the “Tuskeegee Syphillus Experiment” beginning in 1932. You are a MONSTER, no better than Joseph Mengele!
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    Of course, we have no Auschwitz in the U.S.
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    This is just messed up and should not have happened in the first place. Officially condemn the performance of these unwanted and unnecessary medical procedures which last time I checked is against the law in the first place to violate a person's health for what!?! That's f***ing malicious malpractice! Those women can now sue for this and they better. Don't let them get away with it!!! And to boot he's been sued before? W! T! F! This ICE shit needs to be dismantled. Any person in a prison here in the US still has rights so what's the difference here? It's nothing more than a concentration camp! A prison! It's disgusting!
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    Hahahahaha! It happens! I have a family member that is a CFA and investigates fraud against Medicair and Medicaid! You people don’t have a clue!
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    How can any politician vote against this. Any one who votes against this is like Hitler and dr mengalla
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    This is sickening! But sadly not new to America's SOP. Forced sterilization is just a part of American history as racism, slavery, and genocide. It needs to be condoned and people who performed them need to be put away for life.
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    This is a crime against humanity.
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