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Old 18 October 2017, 10:16 PM
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Judge Judge orders Trump administration to allow abortion for undocumented teen

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. government to allow an undocumented teenager in its custody to have an abortion, after saying she was “astounded” the Trump administration was trying to prevent the procedure.

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Old 18 October 2017, 10:20 PM
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Although the specific right here is important, it is also significant to note that the government attorneys centered their case on the arguments that undocumented immigrants have "minimal" constitutional protection, and not full constitutional rights -- an argument the judge rejected firmly. One could see how that could be broadened to affect any number of areas of concern.
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Old 19 October 2017, 05:57 PM
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Update to this case:
Appeals court temporarily blocks undocumented teen immigrant from getting abortion

https://thinkprogress.org/texas-teen...-78c09d147073/
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Oh, the headline quote about overreach was from the ACLU. I thought it was from the appeals court, which would be painfully ironic.
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A baby born to an undocumented immigrant is what Trump's type call an anchor baby. I thought they hated anchor babies.

Or is it like everything else about abortion, they only care while it is still inside the mother?

ETA: And yes, the idea that undocumented immigrants would have minimal constitutional protections is extremely frightening. And also unconstitutional since all of the rights are to persons, not citizens (except the right to vote). There are some cases where the rights of an undocumented immigrant would have to be limited, but such cases should require a very compelling reason. Not obtaining an abortion fails that test.

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What really gets me is that the young woman involved has jumped through all the hoops required by the state: since she's a minor, she had to get a court order; she's paying for it (or her guardian is), and has arranged transportation. So the Federal government is putting more obstacles in her way than the state of Texas.

That's just....argh. There are no words.
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A baby born to an undocumented immigrant is what Trump's type call an anchor baby. I thought they hated anchor babies.

Or is it like everything else about abortion, they only care while it is still inside the mother?
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If they're thinking that far at all, they may be hoping to deport the pregnant teen before she gives birth, but late in the pregnancy: thereby probably making it next to impossible for her to abort, but landing the resulting unwanted child, once born, on whatever country they decide to deport her to.

Where I also think it unlikely that any of the people trying so hard to ensure such a person's existence will take any trouble about what becomes of them after they've been born. Or, of course, about what becomes of the already-existing teenager.
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