Appeals court in Washington allows detained immigrant teen to seek abortion

An undocumented immigrant teen asking to end her pregnancy is entitled to seek an abortion without delay, according to a ruling Tuesday from a federal appeals court in Washington.

The order from the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit – without oral argument – reverses a decision last week from a three-judge panel of the same court that would have postponed the abortion for the 17-year-old who is being held in federal custody in Texas.

The Trump administration had denied the teen's request, citing the government's new policy of refusing to "facilitate" abortions for unaccompanied minors.

Full Article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-immigrant-teen-abortion-20171024-story.html

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