Federal judge rules illegal-immigrant minor has right to abortion

by Alex Swoyer
October 19, 2017

Illegal-immigrant minors in the U.S. have an unfettered constitutional right to obtain an abortion, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, ordering both the Trump administration and Texas officials to back off and allow a 17-year-old girl being held in a government-run shelter to be taken to a clinic.

District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, who was appointed by President Obama, said during a hearing she was “astounded” that the administration was trying to hinder the girl, identified in court papers only as “J.D.”

“Despite the fact that she’s in this country illegally, she still has constitutional rights,” the judge said.

She said the shelter, run by a nonprofit group under a government contract, must either transport the girl itself or else let her guardian take her to a counseling session Thursday, as required by Texas law, and then take her to have the abortion Friday or Saturday.

14 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • K.A. says:

    I don’t believe in abortion, but if she does have one, then she won’t be able to use the baby as an anchor baby!

  • justinwachin says:

    This judge needs to be removed from the bench. This illegal needs to be kicked out of the country and told to not return. I find it hard to believe that the founders intended for the Constitution to become a Make A Wish document for every criminal in the world. With her being in this country illegally she is a criminal.

  • Mike N says:

    I gather the taxpayers are paying for her abortion since the nonprofit group is under a government contract. First I don’t want to pay for anyone’s abortion. Second I don’t want to pay for any services for an illegal immigrant.

  • Ramon1710 . says:

    Hey dingbat District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, only US citizens have Constitutional rights, STUPID!

    You, however do have a right to removal from the bench for incompetence.
    Please also tell other idiot judges appointed by Slick Willie and Bathhouse Barry.

    Do these people like Chutkan get their law degrees out of a Crackerjack box, or what?

  • Shelly Shannon says:

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I have a giant problem with this. Let her pay for her own abortion. This is absolutely wrong. How is it that any illegal immigrant has constiutional rights in this country. Send her back to her own country and let them deal with it.

  • Pete Bundy says:

    Now about saving the taxpayers money and just send this girl back across the border in the condition she is in now.

    1. bobnstuff says:

      They can’t send her back without a hearing in the immigration courts, that’s the law and those courts are backed up over a year. Beside if they sent her back the company that owns the detention center would lose money. Trump is planning to open more centers so we can spend $110,000 per illegal to store them. Obama asked congress to fix this problem but you notice we still have it.

      1. chw2000 says:

        So you blame Trump. How long have you been a Democrat? You really are a dumb ass.

        1. bobnstuff says:

          I blame the Republicans for not fix the problem when Obama asked them to.The law was passed under GW. Anytime the republicans want to solve this problem they can. Trump solution, build more detention centers.

          1. chw2000 says:

            You really are a Democ-rat. I’m sure you’re in favor of tax payer funded abortion, almost all Democ-rats are. You’re an ass hole!

          2. bobnstuff says:

            I favor tax payer funding to prevent abortions, prevention is the best thing and the cheap way out. The only time tax money should ever pay for a abortion is in case of rape, incest or if carrying the child will kill the mother. I just love the so called pro life movement who are in fact just pro birth, once the kid is out they are on their own and will be punished for being born.

          3. chw2000 says:

            Really? How many have you adopted? Come on Bob, tell us all how many. I suspect NONE! And yet you’re willing to criticise anyone that doesn’t see things the way you do. You’re not only an ass hole, your a hypocritical ass hole.

          4. bobnstuff says:

            It’s proven that education and birth control alone with good women’s heath services reduce the abortion rate.
            I guess you favor unwanted pregnancies over prevention.

          5. chw2000 says:

            You really are stupid. Prevention is of course the best approach but it’s not my or your responsibility. If these breeders would stop spreading their legs, the problem would be solved. Also, shit bag, how many of these people come from single parent homes? There is NO parental guidance today and the you democ-rats want to hand out condoms and birth control pills to 3rd graders. YOU demonc-rats can pay for it, not me. You’re the cause of the increase and perpetuating this out of control epidemic! You’re an ass hole!

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