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Agency: 2 Immigrants Can Leave US for Abortion

Agency: 2 Immigrants Can Leave US for Abortion
(AP)

Friday, 15 December 2017 10:05 PM

The Trump administration says two pregnant immigrant teens who are being held in federal custody and prevented from obtaining abortions can leave the U.S. if they want to end their pregnancies.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed court papers Friday asking a judge to order the government not to interfere with or obstruct the girls' access to abortions. The ACLU says the girls arrived as unaccompanied minors.

The Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families notes that the teens entered the country illegally and says they can "voluntarily depart to their home country or find a suitable sponsor." But the agency says if the girls choose not to do that, "HHS does not believe we are required to facilitate the abortion."

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