Should an illegal minor be allowed to get an abortion here in the United States?
That was the case before the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit who heard the case for an illegal teenaged girl known only as Jane Doe. In a split decision of 2-1, the court stated that if a government-approved sponsor can be found by the end of October that the girl should be released from HHS custody to the sponsor and allowed to have her abortion if that is what she wants.
If no government-approved sponsor is found in time, the girl’s case will be return to the court for further consideration.
A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., has ruled that a detained teenage immigrant may not obtain an abortion until a government-approved sponsor can be secured by the end of the month.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit split 2-1 on the ruling.
The case involves a 17-year-old who is referred to in court documents only as “Jane Doe.” She came to this country illegally, discovered she was pregnant, and is seeking to terminate her pregnancy while she is detained in Texas in a private facility for unaccompanied minors supervised by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Lawyers for the government argue that it isn’t obligated to help her get an abortion because the administration wants to promote child birth and fetal life…
One question not addressed is who will pay for the murder of the illegal minor’s unborn child? Hopefully, not taxpayers, however we do pay for a lot of the free medical care given to illegals, which is one reason why so many American’s cannot afford to purchase healthcare plans of their own. It isn’t right for illegals to come to the US and receive free healthcare when American citizens pay a fortune for it. Personally, she came to the US illegally and should be returned to her home country and let them deal with her pregnancy.