Equity Forward Files New Lawsuit Related to Scott Lloyd’s Tracking of Young Women’s Menstrual Cycles

04.04.19 – Equity Forward yesterday filed a new lawsuit seeking records related to former Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Director Scott Lloyd’s tracking of the pregnancies and menstrual cycles of young women in his custody, as well as records related to his testimony in front of Congress where he lied about such tracking.

Yesterday’s lawsuit follows a report from Rachel Maddow last month which revealed new details about how Scott Lloyd was obsessed with monitoring the pregnancies of young women in his custody. Previously unreported internal emails obtained by Equity Forward show that Lloyd was inquiring about the number of pregnant girls in ORR custody as early as March 9, 2017, weeks before he officially became ORR director. Equity Forward is currently receiving ongoing productions of Lloyd’s communications that show his tracking of these young women, but the volume of responsive records is so great that HHS claims it will take 28 years to provide all of the emails.

More information on Scott Lloyd can be found at HHS Watch, an extensive library of research maintained by Equity Forward on nearly 50 political appointees at our nation's health department who are hostile to reproductive health care.