Many of you have been following the case of the undocumented teen in Texas, a minor, “Jane Doe”. The Administration fought valiantly for the right to life for her baby, for she was 15 weeks pregnant. Today Jane Doe aborted her baby with the help of the pro-abortion American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Officials of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Trump Administration opposed the abortion. The Head of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) tried to talk her out of the decision and brought her to pro-life crisis pregnancy counseling. The girl still wanted the abortion. The government stated the minor was not being held under duress and was more than free to return to her home country – which has not been named – to have the abortion…but not here.
What About the Right to Life?
Not surprisingly perhaps, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) took up Jane’s case, and represented her in attempts to procure her the abortion. Some, including the head of Planned Parenthood, insisted the minor had a “constitutional” right to abort. The ACLU argued not letting the girl abort placed an “undue burden” on her under the law. All of which is ironic, in that there can be no constitution right for anything for a non-citizen of the United States. And what about the “inalienable rights” guaranteed in the Declaration, such as the right to life, of the unborn baby? According to The Wall Street Journal, the ACLU admitted in one court hearing that abortion is illegal in the girl’s home country, but argued that fact was irrelevant.
Battling in the courts over the past month, the courts went back and forth over the decision. Until yesterday, October 25, the most recent decision involved a 3-person panel, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which said the illegal immigrant’s abortion could be blocked until October 31st, while they sought a private sponsor to pay for the abortion. America is the home of the brave…not taxpayer funded abortion.
But Tuesday the same court ruled again in a 6-3 ruling, with all members present, that the government must let the abortion go forward. The abortion was done within 24 hours.
This ruling may open a precedent that illegals come to the United States for abortions. Under the Obama administration, illegals unsurprisingly had abortion access. But as the National Review so aptly describes the pro-abortion movement:
This movement has claimed for decades to be respectably moderate, to truthfully dislike abortion, to want abortion to be “safe, legal, and rare,” to support reasonable abortion restrictions and limitations. But the reaction to Jane’s abortion campaign shows that all of these claims are nothing more than empty posturing, designed to disguise a hideous truth: that unlimited abortion-on-demand is seen by the Left not only as a policy goal but as the fullest expression of true freedom and justice.
Rest in peace, baby of Jane Doe.
Baby at 14 weeks’ gestation