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Court Puts A Hold On Order That Approved Undocumented Teen's Abortion


Court Puts A Hold On Order That Approved Undocumented Teen's Abortion
VICE News

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked a judge's ruling that would have allowed a detained teenager who is in the U.S. illegally to have an abortion, in the latest twist in a legal battle between the ACLU and the Trump administration. The pregnant 17-year-old "is currently in a detention center in Brownsville, [Texas], after trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico," as Houston Public Media has reported. The minor, who is being referred to as Jane Doe to protect her privacy, has obtained a judge's permission to have an abortion. But the Department of Health and Human Services, which is holding her through its Office of Refugee Resettlement, has refused to allow her to leave so she can visit a clinic. The case will return to court on Friday, when oral arguments will be heard at 10 a.

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