Here are things that Scott Lloyd has done:
1 - Instructed his staff to send him a weekly spreadsheet listing each pregnant teen in detention, with information on how far along the pregnancy is and whether the teen has asked for an abortion.
2 - Sought to prevent pregnant refugees from meeting with attorneys.
3 - Refused to grant abortion access to any teen who has requested it, even in the case of a refugee who was raped.
4 - Implemented the policy of requiring minors to ask him for his personal permission before accessing abortion care in the first place (lest we forget that this is not normal!).
5 - When asked by an ACLU attorney if he would grant permission in cases where a minor’s life was in danger, he replied “potentially.” (The chant “Pro-life? That’s a life! You don’t care if women die!” is not hyperbole!)
6 - Personally met with pregnant refugees who were thinking about getting abortions.
7 - Instructed staff to tell a girl’s parents about her abortion against her wishes (she feared that her father would retaliate against her mother). He did the same in another situation where the girl feared that her parents would retaliate against her.
This is an incomplete list of just the things that we know about, pulled from a single article.
Another reason why immigration is a reproductive rights issue? ICE has detained a reproductive rights organizer. Immigrants rights advocates suspect that this is retaliation for her role in leading protests in front of the Department of Homeland Security earlier this year.