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Sat Dec 16, 2017, 10:14 PM

U.S. rights group files for abortion access for two more immigrants

Source: Reuters

#U.S. DECEMBER 15, 2017 / 8:14 PM / A DAY AGO

U.S. rights group files for abortion access for two more immigrants

Reuters Staff
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union said it filed in federal court on Friday to stop the administration of President Donald Trump from preventing two more young immigrant women in federal custody from obtaining an abortion.

The move by the civil rights group in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia follows a high-profile legal fight involving a 17-year-old illegal immigrant who underwent an abortion in October a day after an appeals court overruled the Trump administration’s objections.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled on Oct. 24 that the girl, whose name and nationality have not been disclosed but was referred to as “Jane Doe” in court papers, could have an abortion immediately, rejecting the administration’s opposition.

The two young women in the latest legal action, known to the court as Jane Roe and Jane Poe, requested abortions, but the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement has refused to allow them access to the procedure, the ACLU said in a statement.

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Sun Dec 17, 2017, 03:29 AM

1. I support their access.

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