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Trump Admin Tried to Stop Illegal Alien From Having Abortion at 20+ Weeks

Trump Admin Tried to Stop Illegal Alien From Having Abortion at 20  Weeks
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By    |   Thursday, 21 December 2017 05:30 PM

A court document filed Thursday showed the Trump administration tried to block an illegal immigrant from having an abortion when she was more than 20 weeks pregnant — and after she claimed to have been raped.

Politico reported on the existence of the court filing, which includes statements from Department of Justice lawyers.

Scott Lloyd, the director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement, took a strong stance against the government paying for the 17-year-old's abortion — and also allowing it to happen while she was in federal custody.

"I cannot authorize our program to participate in the abortion requested here, even in this most difficult case," Lloyd wrote. "At nearly 22 weeks, the child has at least a fighting chance at survival if born."

The girl was apprehended at the Mexico border in September after she illegally entered the United States. She has desired to have an abortion ever since her pregnancy was confirmed, but her case has gone through a legal process.

The girl ultimately underwent an abortion Wednesday after D.C. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan ruled earlier this week she had the right to have one.

Another illegal alien minor also received an abortion this week following a similar legal fight, Politico reported.

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The Trump administration was unable to block an illegal immigrant from having an abortion when she was more than 20 weeks pregnant — and after she claimed to have been raped – a court document filed Thursday showed.
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