The pro-abortion America Civil Liberties Union Wednesday confirmed that an illegal alien teenager who was being cared for in a shelter in Texas has had the taxpayer-funded elective abortion that she was demanding.
— ACLU of DC (@ACLU_DC) October 25, 2017
The action, authorized just one day earlier by six Democrat-appointed judges on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, was blasted by a variety of organizations across the nation for creating a new “right” to abortion at taxpayer expense even for those who have broken U.S. laws to enter the country.
The Washington Examiner reported the illegal alien “Jane Doe” said through the ACLU she was “touched” by letters of support for her decision to destroy her unborn child.
“It has been very difficult to wait in the shelter for news that the judges in Washington, D.C., have given me permission to proceed with my decision,” she said in the statement released by the abortion advocates. “This is my life, my decision. I want a better future. I want justice.”
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said, “We are deeply saddened to learn that Jane Doe’s child has been aborted.
“Our thoughts are foremost with the young girl, who has now been saddled with the death of her child before she has even reached her 18th birthday – a terrible burden for anyone to carry, much less at such a tender age and so far from home. We ask that the pro-life community and all compassionate Americans keep her and her child in their prayers.”
She continued: “We unequivocally reject abortion advocates’ narrative that justice has been done in this case. Instead the extreme agenda of the abortion lobby and the ACLU has claimed two victims and made a cruel mockery of the ‘American dream.’ We will continue to oppose all efforts to impose a so-called constitutional right to abortion and turn the United States into a sanctuary nation for abortion.”
The organization previously praised the government, which, through its Department of Health & Human Services, argued that abortion is not “health care.”
WND reported six Democrat-appointed judges on an appeals court set the stunning precedent of a “right” to the tax-funded elective procedure for an illegal alien.
Pro-life organizations pleaded with the government to appeal immediately, but the ACLU had arranged with an abortionist to do the procedure.
The decision Tuesday came from the full bench of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel earlier called a halt to the hurried plans by the abortion lobby to have taxpayers fund an elective abortion for the teen, who entered the United States illegally then demanded an abortion.
She’s staying in a federally funded shelter in Texas.
Politico reported three Republican appointees on the court opposed the abortion demand.
The report said one judge, Patricia Millett, who was nominated by the radically pro-abortion Barack Obama, said the court today “correctly recognizes that J.D.’s unchallenged right under the Due Process Clause affords this 17-year-old a modicum of the dignity, sense of self-worth, and control over her own destiny that life seems to have so far denied her.”
But Judge Brett Kavanaugh, appointed by George W. Bush, argued the government “has permissible interests in favoring fetal life, protecting the best interests of a minor, and refraining from facilitating abortion.”
Judge Karen Henderson warned that as an illegal immigrant, the teen lacks constitutional rights.
She said the Trump administration should have weighed in.
“The government has inexplicably and wrongheadedly failed to take a position on that antecedent question. I say wrongheadedly because at least to me the answer is plainly – and easily – no,” she said. “To conclude otherwise rewards lawlessness and erases the fundamental difference between citizenship and illegal presence in our country.”
Students for Life of American President Kristan Hawkins said the judges put “the partisan interests of abortion over a teenager’s true needs for help. Expanding a so-called ‘right’ of a taxpayer-facilitated abortion to apply to any woman who happens to be on U.S. soil goes against the pro-life views of a majority of Americans, and certainly against the views of most Americans who don’t want their tax dollars paying to end life.”
She said the United States “should not become an abortion destination spot for the world.”
“Shame on Planned Parenthood and the ACLU for using this teenager to try and create Roe v. Wade 2.0 in the courts.”
Penny Nance, CEO and president of Concerned Women for America, said: “Allowing our taxpayers to be entangled in financing and facilitating an abortion for an undocumented teen sets a horrible precedent. We do not want our nation to be known as a place where illegal immigrants can come in order to procure free abortions.
“And let’s remember that abortion is not health care. If we want to talk about providing care for undocumented minors who cross our border, then let’s be honest about the fact that there were two lives that crossed our border. There is a fully formed, unborn baby whose life is on the line here. An ultrasound would show that he or she has easily recognizable fingers, toes, and eyes,” Nance said.