Judge orders government to allow abortion for immigrant teen
October 19, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the government to allow a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant, who was detained after entering the country illegally, to undergo an abortion.
After a brief hearing that included a testy exchange with government lawyers, Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered the government to move "promptly and without delay" to transport the teenager or allow her to be transported by others to the nearest abortion provider.
The case originated in Texas, where the teen is being held by federal immigration authorities, and was brought to the U.S. District Court for th...