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Wed Oct 18, 2017, 04:49 PM

Judge orders Trump administration to allow abortion for undocumented teen

Source: Washington Post

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. government to allow an undocumented teenager in its custody to have an abortion, after saying she was “astounded” the Trump administration was trying to prevent the procedure.

Lawyers for Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled to U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan in Washington that the 17-year-old, who crossed the border from Mexico illegally last month, did not have a constitutional right to an elective abortion in federal custody, unless it was a medical emergency.

Chutkan, an Obama administration nominee, said the government appeared to be presenting the teenager identified in court papers as “Jane Doe” with two options: Voluntarily return to a nation she fled to procure an abortion, or carry an unwanted pregnancy to term.

“I am astounded by that position,” Chutkan said in a 40-minute hearing that was mostly consumed by a back-and-forth between the judge and Scott Stewart, a deputy assistant attorney general.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/immigration/judge-trump-administration-cancannot-block-abortion-for-pregnant-undocumented-teen/2017/10/18/82348e08-b406-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html?pushid=59e7bde92e6a733200000042&tid=notifi_push_breaking-news&utm_term=.8d45dbf6564b

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Gothmog Oct 2017 OP
Gothmog Oct 2017 #1
IllinoisBirdWatcher Oct 2017 #2
riversedge Oct 2017 #8
mreilly Oct 2017 #3
Marthe48 Oct 2017 #4
BumRushDaShow Oct 2017 #5
BigmanPigman Oct 2017 #7
Gothmog Oct 2017 #6

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 18, 2017, 04:54 PM

1. From Joy Reid

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 18, 2017, 04:59 PM

2. Read the article. The deputy AG is a nutcase.

“The government certainly had no problem taking her against her will to receive pregnancy counseling, which was designed to change her mind,” Chutkan said. “The government didn’t seem to have any problem facilitating that...”

Chutkan asked Stewart if he thought illegal immigrants had constitutional rights and if he believed that Roe v. Wade, which guarantees a woman’s right to an abortion, is still the “law of the land...”

“I’m not going to give you a concession on that your honor,” he said.

The judge laughed. “This is remarkable,” she said.

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Response to IllinoisBirdWatcher (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 18, 2017, 09:02 PM

8. Looky here...This judge is socking it to um.........



http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/18/politics/pregnant-teen-immigrant-abortion-ruling/index.html?CNNPolitics=Tw

.............In a two-page decision, DC District Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered officials at the Department of Health and Human Services to allow the girl, identified only as Jane Doe, to be transported by a guardian or attorney "promptly and without delay" to an abortion provider to obtain state-mandated counseling and then to obtain the abortion.


The order also bars those officials from "interfering or obstructing" the girl's access, from forcing her to make her decision known to anyone and from "retaliating" against her and the facility where she is over her decision.
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 18, 2017, 05:04 PM

3. The moral code of this administration

 

"If it's something that would help or benefit anyone besides us or our friends, we're opposed to it."

"If it's something would be bad for anyone besides us or our friends, we're in favor of it."

Once you see their game plan everything they do suddenly makes sense (or can at least be explained by one of the above two concepts).

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 18, 2017, 05:05 PM

4. More red meat for the base

another uterus to regulate.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 18, 2017, 05:11 PM

5. Yet they whine about "anchor babies"

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 18, 2017, 05:21 PM

7. Fucking hypocrites!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 18, 2017, 05:14 PM

6. Trump DOJ lawyers argued that there is no constitutional right to abortion for unaccompanied minors

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