Today we have another update on one of the most important stories of October 2017, the Trump Administration’s legal battle over a teenage illegal immigrant’s quest for an abortion while in federal custody.
TFPP previously reported that Justice Department attorneys filed an appeal with the DC Court of Appeals for a stay of activist judge Tanya Chutkan’s order that the abortion — of a 15-week-old preborn baby — be carried out in a matter of days.
Now, Reuters reports that the court sided with life and Team Trump … at least for the moment:
A U.S. appeals court on Friday prevented a pregnant teen detained by the government as an illegal immigrant from immediately obtaining an abortion while leaving open the possibility that she could undergo the procedure within days.
The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on a 2-1 vote gave the unnamed teen until Oct. 31 to find a sponsor who could help her obtain the procedure without the government’s assistance […]
The court said that if the teen could not find a sponsor, she could renew her legal claim.
It is a damning indictment of how far our legal, political, and moral standards have fallen that we’re even having this conversation. It’s bad enough that Roe v. Wade has (fraudulently) mandated a legal right to have one’s own children brutally murdered for any reason, most commonly simple convenience.
But now the government has to actively facilitate these executions? For non-citizens who broke into the United States? Without a single citizen or legislator voting on the question?
Hell no. As the administration has argued, if these legal challenges succeed, the result will be a brand-new, even grislier incentive for illegals to come across the border. More importantly, it would be perhaps the most radical gain yet for judicial supremacy and the culture of death.
So while this news is encouraging, the battle is far from over. Here’s hoping the White House is steeled for the fight to come.