Women detained by ICE, roughly 10 percent of the detention population, have special medical concerns and face unique challenges in detention.
Policies ostensibly put in place to combat illegal immigration have proven particularly detrimental to immigrant women’s access to reproductive justice.
As immigration debates have increasingly cast immigrant women as “unfit” and “undesirable”, the reproductive rights and ability for immigrant women to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families has been increasingly undermined.
Attacks on immigrants are an issue not only for the immigrant rights community; these attacks take aim at the core principles of the groups working to advance human and civil rights, equal opportunity, human rights and dignity, healthcare for all, and more.
Does the U.S. Constitution protect women against discrimination? Justice Scalia thinks not. Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment is exactly what we need right now.