Do Migrant Teenagers Have Abortion Rights? Two Volatile Issues Collide in Court
By Robert Pear
Sept. 29, 2018
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is claiming broad new authority to block access to abortions sought by undocumented immigrants under age 18 who are in its custody.
In a case that brings together two of the most volatile issues in American society, immigration and abortion, the Justice Department argued this past week before a federal appeals court that the government “has a strong, legitimate and profound interest in the life of the child in the womb.”