Sad! Illegal Teen Allowed to get Abortion Despite Protest from Trump Administration

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

In an unfortunate chain of events, the illegal immigrant teen who was seeking to get an abortion was allowed to go through with it, although the Trump administration tried to prevent it.

The 17-year-old teen, who was in federal custody, had the murderous procedure on Wednesday morning.

The American Civil Liberties Union tweeted out:

“BREAKING: Justice prevailed today for Jane Doe. She was able to get an abortion early this morning.

Then they followed up: “Make no mistake, the Trump administration’s efforts to interfere in women’s decisions won’t stop with Jane Doe. We will not stop fighting until every woman has access to abortion care. #JusticeforJane.”

The Hill reports:

The full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned a previous decision from a three-judge panel on the court that had prevented Jane Doe from getting an abortion until she is released into the custody of a sponsor. The court had given the Department of Health and Human Services until 5 p.m. on Oct. 31 to find one.

The court did not issue an opinion, but in a statement Judge Patricia Millett said the order “rights a grave constitutional wrong by the government.”

The Trump administration had argued that federal policy does not require it to help “facilitate” an abortion, but Millett noted the government was not being asked to pay for the procedure or transport her to the appointment.

“So on the record of this case, the government does not have to facilitate—make easier—J.D.’s termination of her pregnancy. It just has to not interfere or make things harder,” she wrote.

Jane Doe was about 15 weeks pregnant. Texas bans abortion after 20 weeks.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, one of three judges who dissented from Tuesday’s ruling, claimed the court had created a new right for unlawful immigrant minors in U.S. Government detention to obtain an immediate abortion on demand.

 

Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins said “It’s the worst form of patriarchy to tell a young woman that without an abortion, she can’t accomplish great things, and we hope that Trump Administration will continue to fight to protect the lives of all on U.S. soil.”

She claimed that the situation was a tragedy and continued, “The U.S. should not become the abortion capitol [sic] of the world, and Students for Life will continue to monitor this attempt to create a Roe v. Wade 2.0 that includes all who happen to be in our country.”

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