Undocumented Teen in Texas Has an Abortion

AUSTIN — After several legal challenges and appeals, an unaccompanied immigrant minor in Texas had an abortion Wednesday morning.The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., ruled Tuesday that the minor, known as "Jane Doe" in court documents, should be allowed to have an abortion. Later that day, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to take Doe or release her to her guardians to be taken to an abortion facility "promptly and without delay."Brigitte Amiri, senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union's Reproductive Freedom Project, represented Doe throughout her federal cases. She said that though Doe had her abortion, the federal administration's efforts to intervene with women's choices would continue.  Continue reading...

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