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Undocumented Teen Finally Gets Abortion After Month-Long Fight With Trump Administration

27 October, 2017, 00:44 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Teen in immigration detention takes abortion fight to full appeals court

The American Civil Liberties Union tweeted that the 17-year-old, known only in court documents as Jane Doe, had the abortion early this morning. "No one should be shamed for making the right decision for themselves".

"I have taken care of many women who have been told misinformation by crisis pregnancy centers that create unnecessary delays and are specifically meant to prevent them accessing the care they need", McClellan tells POPSUGAR. J.D. then made a considered decision, presumably in light of her dire circumstances, to terminate that pregnancy.

A USA appeals court has cleared the way for a 17-year-old immigrant held in federal custody to obtain an abortion.

As LifeNews reported, a federal judge nominated by Barack Obama ordered the Trump Administration to allow an undocumented teenage girl in the state of Texas to have an abortion that could be funded partly at taxpayer expense.

The action was authorized just one day earlier by six Democrat-appointed judges on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and was blasted by a variety of organizations across the nation for creating a new "right" to abortion at taxpayer expenses even for those who have broken US laws to enter the country.

From there, the outcome was still up in the air. After that, the ACLU asked the full appeals court to rule to force the government to facilitate the abortion. She had secured funds to pay for the abortion.

While the abortion makes the legal controversy moot, the implications of this case will hang over the courts and the political debate over abortion for some time, in part because of the eerie Handmaid's Tale parallels it invokes of a theocratic government treating a pregnant woman as a breeding asset of the state rather than an autonomous individual.

The shelter connected Jane Doe with lawyers and in late September she obtained a judicial waiver and had an appointment at a local abortion clinic for 28 September.

The 17-year-old, identified as Jane Doe, has been fighting for access to an abortion since shortly after she was detained at the US border in Texas last month. Trump's Office of Refugee Resettlement must not be allowed to prevent undocumented immigrant minors from getting the health care they need. That is a term borrowed directly from anti-abortion activists. Now that she has had an abortion against the shelter's desires, the harassment and abuse could get even worse while she awaits the determination of her immigration status.

In a statement, Kristan Hawkins, president of the anti-abortion group Students for Life of America, called Jane Doe's abortion a tragedy.

And nothing that happened with Jane Doe changes the unjustness of the law that's on the books in Texas and the 36 other states requiring parents to be involved in their children's decision to end their pregnancy - policy that gives other people veto power over a young person's bodily autonomy.

But Judge Brett Kavanaugh, appointed by George W. Bush, argued the government "has permissible interests in favoring fetal life, protecting the best interests of a minor, and refraining from facilitating abortion". "I am touched by this show of love from people I may never know and from a country I am just beginning to know - to all of you, thank you", she wrote. But for many minors who are unsuccessful in those efforts, the forced childbirth that was feared for Jane Doe becomes their reality.



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