Published: Thu, October 26, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Judge: Teen must be allowed abortion 'promptly'

Judge: Teen must be allowed abortion 'promptly'

She dreamed of studying nursing and, someday, caring for senior citizens. "That decision is hers and hers alone". Lloyd is quoted in other emails asking about the specific case of another pregnant teenager and offering to find a "few good families" to "see her through her pregnancy". She obtained a state court order on September 25 permitting an abortion. She came to the United States from an unspecified country and learned she was pregnant while she was in an HHS shelter, according to a lawsuit filed on her behalf by the ACLU.

In the statement, the young woman said she came to the USA in search of a better life. "I made my decision and that is between me and God". "People I don't even know are trying to make me change my mind".

Illegal Teen talks about abortion. Paxton noted in his statement that the U.S. Department of Justice did not appeal the circuit court's ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Today's loss of innocent human life is tragic", Paxton said in a statement. "We will not stop fighting until we have justice for every woman like Jane". But federal officials refused to transport her or temporarily release her so that others could take her for the procedure.

The first legal battle over abortion in the Trump administration ended Wednesday when a 17-year-old migrant from Central America had an abortion in South Texas.

Brigitte Amiri, an ACLU attorney, predicted further legal fights.

The teenager's procedure came after a weekslong legal battle that moved swiftly through the courts, with judges issuing contradictory rulings. The order allows the teen to get required counseling as soon as Tuesday and have an abortion Wednesday. "The Justice Department can no longer appeal", Reid explained.

Catholic leaders in Texas had commended the state and federal government for defending the right to life of the unborn child in court, and Bishop Daniel E. Flores of the Archdiocese of Brownsville had issued a statement before the ruling on Tuesday, offering to help the mother and her child.

Texas law requires counseling from a doctor at least 24 hours in advance of an abortion, but the 17-year-old underwent that counseling October 19, allowing her to go forward with the procedure once Chutkan issued her order. I was nervous about appearing in court, but I was treated very kindly. Texas law bans most abortions after 20 weeks. In her statement, the teen expressed frustration that the government earlier took her to a Christian pregnancy center, where workers urged her to carry the pregnancy to term.

Amiri said the girl's court-appointed guardian was thrilled to tell her that she could terminate her pregnancy after the full appeals court order.

"Instead of arranging for Ms. Doe's requested medical care, Defendants forced Ms. Doe to visit an anti-abortion crisis pregnancy center where she was forced to undergo an ultrasound for no medical objective, made to reveal intimate details about herself, and was subjected to the center's attempts to dissuade her from having an abortion", the lawsuit read. "When I first arrived at the shelter I chose to do it because I don't feel capable of being a mature woman or being strong, or old enough, to be able to take care of it".

In emails released by the ACLU, Scott Lloyd, the head of HHS' Office of Refugee Resettlement, which oversees facilities for unaccompanied minors, is quoted telling a subordinate in March that its facilities "should not be supporting abortion services pre or post-release".

The department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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