|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2018
|CONTACT: Nicole Stacy
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Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered the government to distribute notices that include the contact information of American Civil Liberties Union attorneys to all unaccompanied children in federal custody, in their primary spoken language, stating that they have a right to abortion on demand. The order is effective immediately.
The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) released the following statement in response:
“This outrageous order from a pro-abortion Obama appointee is an overreach that flies in the face of American laws and values,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Abortion extremists at the ACLU are on a mission to force their radical agenda on vulnerable children at all costs – whether they are pregnant or not, and even if they are boys, to underscore the absurdity of the order. This is the polar opposite of President Trump’s pro-life Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy; it makes American taxpayers complicit in promoting abortion over all alternatives.
“We are grateful that these young people have a strong champion in Scott Lloyd and encourage HHS to stand strong and protect the innocents, born and unborn, in their care. It is also of the utmost importance for President Trump and his administration to continue reforming the courts and reining in out-of-control, activist judges like Tanya Chutkan, who insert their will in place of the overwhelming American consensus and insist on creating a ‘sanctuary nation’ for abortion. We hope to see the administration swiftly appeal.”
Earlier this year “Jane Doe,” an immigrant teen in federal custody, stated she was forced to sign a form requesting representation by pro-abortion attorneys, and said she did not want to have an abortion.
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 630,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.