President Donald Trump’s Justice Department reportedly filed a petition on Friday with the U.S Supreme Court, declaring that it has been misled by American Civil Liberties Union lawyers regarding a 17-year-old illegal immigrant’s abortion.
The case concerns an unidentified teen from Central America who attempted to enter the U.S. without her parents in September while pregnant, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The teenager attempted to leave a South Texas refugee center in order to see an abortion provider, but Trump’s administration attempted to block her from going through with the procedure.
The ACLU filed a successful federal lawsuit in October, with a federal court upholding the ruling on Oct. 24, allowing the minor to have an abortion the following day.
The Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families warned at the time that the decision “sets a dangerous precedent by opening our borders to any illegal children seeking taxpayer-supported, elective abortions.”
The Justice Department is now saying that ACLU lawyers had agreed to keep it informed about the procedure, and that they purposefully moved the abortion from Oct. 26 to Oct. 25, before the administration could appeal to the high court.
“In light of that, the Justice Department believes the judgment under review should be vacated and discipline may be warranted against Jane Doe’s attorneys,” the agency said.
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Source: Christian Post