Underage refugee rape victims barred from abortions because it's 'in their best interest', says Trump official
''I am mindful that abortion is offered by some as a solution to a rape' says Trump official
Mythili Sampathkumar New York
Friday 22 December 2017
The administration of US President Donald Trump has said it bars abortions for refugee minors who were raped because it is in their “best interest”.
According to court documents in the case of a 17-year-old alleged rape victim in federal detention who tried to get an abortion, the head of the US Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and noted anti-abortion activist E. Scott Lloyd said in a memo: "I am convinced that assisting with an abortion in this case is not in her best interest.”