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H Res 1153 - Condemning unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures on individuals without their full, informed consent - National Key Vote

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Title: Condemning unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures on individuals without their full, informed consent

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a House resolution that expresses condemnation for unwanted or unnecessary medical procedures performed on federal detainees by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Highlights:

 

  • Expresses that the House of Representatives:

    • Condemns performing unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures on individuals without their full, informed consent;

    • Recognizes that every individual deserves to control their own reproductive choices and make informed choices about their bodies;

    • Recognizes that further accountability, oversight, and transparency is necessary to protect people in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); and

    • Calls on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to:

      • Pause the removal of any individual who experienced any medical procedure at the Irwin County Detention Center; 

      • Allow individuals who may have experienced an unwanted or non-consensual procedure to have immediate access to adequate, safe, and consensual medical treatment or to seek a second opinion from an  independent medical professional;

      • Immediately comply with all investigations and records requests to investigations about the Irwin County Detention Center; 

      • Ensure impacted individuals are able to freely participate in any investigation and share their stories without fear of reprisal; and

      • Hold all individuals found to be involved in any unnecessary or non-consensual medical procedure at the Irvin County Detention Center accountable. 

Title: Condemning unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures on individuals without their full, informed consent

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