US court blocks immigrant teenager's bid to obtain abortion
US government has until 31 October to approve a sponsor who could help the 17-year-old obtain an abortion
Saturday 21 October 2017
A US appeals court on Friday prevented an illegal immigrant teenager detained by the government from immediately obtaining an abortion, although it left open the possibility she could undergo the procedure within days.
The decision by a US court of appeals for the District of Columbia circuit panel gave the government until 31 October to approve a sponsor, who could help the 17-year-old obtain the procedure without the government’s assistance.