BREAKING: From the ACLU, Jane Doe has received her abortion. She continues to suffer the injustice of detention, but we are relieved that her constitutional right to an abortion has finally been respected. We will continue to fight for all the Janes whose right to an abortion is threatened in federal custody or otherwise. Jane’s Due Process is honored to work every day to make sure all Janes can exercise control over their destinies. (via Jane’s Due Process blog)
“It is unclear why undocumented status should change everything. Surely the mere act of entry into the United States without documentation does not mean that an immigrant’s body is no longer her or his own. Nor can the sanction for unlawful entry be forcing a child to have a baby,” Millett wrote. “The bedrock protections of the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause cannot be that shallow.” (via Buzzfeed)
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.