Supreme Court Dissolves Abortion Precedent for Illegal Teen ImmigrantsBy Right to Life of Michigan
NRL News Today - June 7, 2018
On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court announced that they were granting the request of the Trump Administration to wipe away a ruling by a federal appeals court that allowed minor teen illegal immigrants in U.S. custody to obtain an abortion.
Back in October, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals sided with a federal district court in Azar v. Garza, and ordered the Trump administration to allow a 17-year-old girl who crossed the border illegally to obtain an abortion. Under current U.S. law, when a minor crosses into this country without parental supervision they are placed in federal custody. The court ordered that she be temporarily released from this custody specifically so she could have an abortion.
Unfortunately, the young girl followed through and was able to end the life of her child with the help of the pro-abortion ACLU. Even though the teen had already received an abortion, the Trump Administration saw this as a potentially dangerous precedent that could have applied in similar circumstances, resulting in the deaths of additional children in the womb.
In the statement released by the Supreme Court, it said that the matter was moot–not debatable–because the abortion had already happened. However, similar lawsuits will be allowed to continue through the court system, meaning this issue could eventually come back to the Supreme Court as the courts start over in adjudicating the case.
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