Supreme Court Vacates Lower Court Ruling That Allowed Immigrant Teen to Get an Abortion

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(Worthy News) - The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a precedent-setting lower court ruling on Monday that allowed a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant to get an abortion last fall, but rejected a request from the administration of President Donald Trump to continue a policy of prohibiting immigrant minors from accessing abortions while an appeal is pending against that policy.

Although the teenager who was represented by the American Civil Liberties Union and identified as just "Jane Doe" in court papers already underwent an abortion in Texas on Oct. 25, the Trump administration celebrated Monday's unanimous Azar v. Garza ruling because it eliminated a precedent at the federal appeals court level that could have applied to other detained minors seeking abortions, according to Reuters.

"The Supreme Court has repeatedly made clear that the federal government is not required to facilitate abortions for minors and may choose policies favoring life over abortion. We look forward to continuing to press the government's interest in the sanctity of life," Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told the news agency. [ Source: Christian Post (Read More...) ]

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