Undocumented Teen's Request to Have an Abortion in Texas Dismissed by Federal Judge

AUSTIN — A federal judge dismissed a request Wednesday for an undocumented teen to have an abortion in Texas, but her advocates say the fight is not over. The American Civil Liberties Union attempted to add "Jane Doe," an unaccompanied immigrant minor, to an existing lawsuit filed in Northern California. The organization requested a temporary restraining order to force the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to either transport Doe or allow her to be taken to an abortion clinic for her procedure. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler denied the request, saying that because Doe is not from the Northern California district, it's not the correct venue for the decision.  Continue reading...

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