Was pregnant undocumented minor pressured to abort?

By Dave Andrusko When last we reported on the ongoing battle between the Trump administration and the ACLU, a pregnant 17-year-old undocumented teenager had been released from a federally funded shelter and transferred to the care of her sponsor. This meant she was free to have an abortion opposed by the Justice Department because of the …

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Supreme Court will decide Jan. 5 whether to take case of pregnant undocumented teenagers’ “right” to abortion

If Justices do, a decision could come in late June By Dave Andrusko Veteran Supreme Court reporter Lyle Denniston reported today that the Supreme has decided to “move ahead on the dispute over teen abortions.” He is referring to the case of three undocumented pregnant girls whom the ACLU has so far successfully argued ought …

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Battle continues over abortions for undocumented, unaccompanied teenagers

As of October 17, 43 pregnant illegal immigrant girls in HHS custody By Dave Andrusko A constant thread throughout the tragic story of an undocumented pregnant teenager who aborted her 16-week-old baby, was that for the ACLU, the role of “Jane Doe” was to make it impossible to prevent unaccompanied pregnant minors from coming into …

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Full Appeals Court opens the way for undocumented 17-year-old to have abortion

By Dave Andrusko On a 6-3 vote, a divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit this afternoon ruled that a 17-year-old undocumented girl can have an abortion. The judges vacated a three-judge panel’s holding rendered last Friday that gave the Department of Health and Human Services until the end of the …

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ACLU petitions full appeals court to hear its demand that undocumented 17-year-old be allowed to abort

By Dave Andrusko There’s been a flurry of action since last Friday when, as NRL News Today reported, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments in the demand by the ACLU that an undocumented 17-year-old girl from Mexico should be immediately released from the …

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