The abortion case that could decide the fate of Trump’s court pick
Get ready to hear about a court case known as Garza v. Hargan.
The case, which involved an illegal immigrant teen held in government custody who was seeking an abortion, is already a major dividing line for JudgeBrett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s pick to the Supreme Court.
JudgeKavanaugh authored key opinions in the case trying to find a middle ground on the thorny case — and is drawing fire from both pro-life and pro-choice activists for his attempt.
The case involved a girl identified only as Jane Doe, who came to the U.S. last year as part of the surge of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC). She was sent to one of the cushy dorms that have been in the news as of late, and after being given an entry medical exam was told she was pregnant.
She said she wanted an abortion but the Trump administration slow-walked the request, saying as long as the girl was in government custody it had an interest in protecting the fetus.