April 3, 2018
Federal Judge orders Trump administration to not “interfere” with illegal immigrant teens accessing abortions
Judge Chutkan, who was the first judge to order the government to allow an illegal unaccompanied minor to have an abortion, also gave the ACLU the go-ahead to go forward with the lawsuit as a class action lawsuit. It is the ACLU’s position that all undocumented girls and women have a constitutional “right” to abortion.
In a statement issued Saturday, the Department of Health and Human Services said that it “strongly maintains that taxpayers are not responsible for facilitating the abortion of unaccompanied minors who entered the country illegally and are currently in the government’s care.”
It said it is “working closely with the Justice Department to review the court’s order and determine next steps,” according to the AP.
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