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10/06/2020

Immigrants Say They Were Pressured Into Unneeded Surgeries

External Link - Source: The New York Times

“Immigrants detained at an ICE-contracted center in Georgia said they had invasive gynecology procedures that they later learned might have been unnecessary.” Bioethics is crucial in making sure situations like these are brought to attention. Patients deserve a right to informed consent and the right to refuse any procedure that is not done in the interest of their own good. Beneficence is a principle of bioethics that heavily relates to this situation.