Justice Dept. Files Petition With Supreme Court Against ACLU for Misleading Government About Illegal Immigrant’s Abortion

WASHINGTON, DC -OCT 20: The Trump administration is blocking a young immigrant woman in detention from accessing an abortion. Identified as Jane Doe to protect her privacy, this young woman, is in limbo as her case undergoes a hearing. A federal appeals court in has temporarily halted a judge’s order requiring the federal government to allow Jane Doe to get an abortion. This morning, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and coalition partners protested (that’s Georgeanne Usova of the ACLU at left) together outside the Department of Health and Human Services in support of Jane Doe to have an abortion. (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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