The administration issued a new policy explicitly preventing ORR staff from blocking minors in its care from obtaining abortions or disclosing their pregnancies.
Ema O'Connor and Zoe Tillman
September 29, 2020
After three years of arguing in court to block pregnant, undocumented teenagers in government custody from obtaining abortions, the Trump administration dropped the fight on Tuesday, announcing it had officially changed its policy.
The new policy makes clear that the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the branch of the Department of Health and Human Services that oversees undocumented minors and those seeking asylum in the US, must allow teenagers in its custody to obtain abortions.
Admin can't block undocumented pregnant teens in US custody from seeking abortions, judge says
By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter
Tue December 19, 2017
(CNN)A federal judge ruled Monday that the Trump administration could not obstruct two undocumented pregnant teens in US custody from seeking abortions.
In her order, US District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan required the administration to allow the two teens to be transported to an abortion provider "in order to obtain any pregnancy related or abortion-related medical care and to obtain the abortion procedure itself."
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