UPDATE: The Washington Post is reporting that U.S. District Court Judge Tanya S. Chutkan has ordered the Trump administration to provide an abortion to the 17-year-old illegal alien. This is a travesty and an absolute moral evil.
Instead of protecting life, the ACLU wants to guarantee illegal aliens the right to kill their babies–even teenage unwed mothers–in America. Not much of “civil liberties” there.
In a Texas case, a Central American teen was placed in a facility contracted by a little-known agency called the Office of Refugee Resettlement. ORR contracts out hundreds of facilities to handle the flow of refugees and unaccompanied minor illegal immigrants, and its parent is the Department of Health and Human Services.
The pregnant teen sought an abortion, because she was worried her parents might abuse her because of her pregnancy. Texas law requires parental permission, or that of a judge for a minor to undergo an abortion procedure. So attorneys tried to get a judge to sign off. But Texas officials arranged for the girl to talk to pregnancy care center volunteers and refused to bring her to an abortion clinic (at taxpayer expense).
The ACLU is up in arms that anyone would be denied what they see as a basic human right to kill unborn babies.
The case is ironic because HHS just released its strategic plan, including language that recognizes the personhood of unborn babies. But the issue of unaccompanied minors and illegal aliens is being used by liberals to push their agenda for abortion on demand.
The abortion industry loves getting taxpayer money, although Planned Parenthood officially says just 3% of their “services” are abortions. It’s a cooked number, since handing out a pamphlet is considered a “service” in their reports. In fact, just about all PP does is abortions. They do nothing else–not mammograms, not well checks, just baby killing.
But another fact is that if Planned Parenthood lost its funding, they’d get more than enough money–probably many times what they receive from the government–from private donations by people like George Soros and grassroots liberals who buy coathanger jewelry.
What the abortion industry would love more than anything is for America to become an open-borders country, with taxpayer-funded abortions for all. This case is one of their attempts to set that precedent.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton opposes this, noting in an amicus brief that “(n)o federal court has ever declared that unlawfully-present aliens with no substantial ties to this country have a constitutional right to abortion on demand. The Court should decline to break that new ground.” He’s joined by the attorneys general of Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Carolina in his opposition.
The story of a pregnant teenager, an illegal alien, has captured attention as the American Civil Liberties Union and abortion industry argue the United States should open its doors to all seeking abortion. According to reports, the girl said she sought an abortion because she was worried her parents might abuse her if they found out she was pregnant. However, Texas officials refused to allow the girl to be taken from state care to an abortion facility.
Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) changed its strategic plan for 2018-2022 in order to protect the unborn. Background Previously, the plan stated in its introduction that “HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving Americans at every stage of life.” The new…
This case is just one example of how the liberal ACLU and the abortion industry are using the court system to subvert the policy goals of the Trump administration, the rights of states to regulate and enforce their own laws, and to create a Mecca of sorts for unlimited, taxpayer-funded abortions for illegal aliens in America.
This needs to be shut down unequivocally by the courts. The next steps will be using Christian organizations’ opposition to abortion on moral grounds to strip them of federal funding and ORR contracts. This will harm actual refugees, forcing churches to withdraw their services. They’ve already done this with adoption, using same-sex marriage to end Catholic adoption agencies in states like Massachusetts.