Judge Forces Gov’t to Facilitate Abortion for Undocumented Teenage Girl

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2017
Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org 202-223-8073

Abortion Advocates Exploiting Young Girl’s Case to Push Dangerous New Precedent

Washington, D.C. – This afternoon U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, an Obama appointee, ruled that the U.S. Government must facilitate an elective abortion for an undocumented teenage girl from Central America who is under the care of the U.S. government. The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) released the following statement in response:

“Today’s ruling is outrageous and sets a dangerous precedent,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services took a simple position that it would protect the life and dignity of the teenage girl and her unborn child while in their care. Shame on this judge for overruling compassionate care and instead mandating that the U.S. government help facilitate an abortion for a teenage girl.

“This ruling plays into the broader agenda of the ACLU, which is recklessly exploiting a teenage girl in order to make the United States a sanctuary state for abortion. We urge the Justice Department to appeal this ruling.”

SBA List previously praised the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and pro-life advocates in Texas for asserting that abortion is not health care.

Susan B. Anthony List and its partner super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, knocking on more than 1.1 million doors in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women.  The SBA List is a network of more than 600,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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