Undocumented Pregnant Teen in Texas Can Have an Abortion ‘promptly and Without Delay'

AUSTIN — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that unauthorized teen immigrant "Jane Doe" can have an abortion, directing she be taken “promptly and without delay” to the nearest provider.U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan ruled that the federal agencies responsible for Doe's care in Texas can't prevent her from having an abortion, retaliate against her for doing so or reveal her decision to have one to anyone else."At last, our client will be able to get the care she needs without federal officials standing in the way," Brigitte Amiri, a senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union's Reproductive Freedom Project, said in a news release. "Her courage and perseverance are incredible, but no one should have to go to court to get a safe, legal abortion. And no one should be held hostage to the extreme anti-abortion views of a handful of government officials."  Continue reading...

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