Illegal Immigrant Teen Suing to Get Taxpayer-Funded Abortion


An appeals court on Thursday blocked a federal judge’s order that the government take an illegal immigrant 17-year-old to get an abortion, or allow someone else to take her. The abortion was to take place on Friday or Saturday morning.

A federal judge had ruled on Wednesday that the teen, who is living at a detention center in Brownsville, Texas, has a right to a taxpayer-funded abortion in the United States and ordered federal authorities to take her to the nearest clinic to have one.

The 17-year-old, referred to in court documents as “Jane Doe,” crossed the border illegally from Mexico in early September as an unaccompanied minor, according to court documents. Because she has not requested to return to her own country and has not named a sponsor in the U.S. who can take responsibility for her, she has remained at the detention center, in the care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. – READ MORE

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