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Supreme Court Hands Trump Win in Pregnant Immigrant Teen Case
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Supreme Court Hands Trump Win in Pregnant Immigrant Teen Case

Supreme Court Hands Trump Win in Pregnant Immigrant Teen Case

The young woman was able to obtain an abortion while in custody, but the court eliminated a precedent that could have applied to others.

The Supreme Court threw out a ruling that let a pregnant undcoumented immigrant, age 17, held in federal immigration custody obtain an abortion. The actions by the justices provided a legal victory to Trump's administration. While the teenager already has had the abortion, the court eliminated a precedent at the federal appeals court level. The precedent could have applied in similar circumstances in which detained minors sought abortions. The justices declines to take up the administration's request for disciplinary action against the American Civil Liberties Union. ACLU lawyers represented the girl, who underwent an abortion in Texas last October. The administration accused the lawyers of misleading the Justice Department over the timing of her abortion.

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