June 18, 2019 | From Live Action News
According to the 2017 policy, minors in government shelters or holding facilities were not permitted access to abortion facilities. Then-director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Scott Lloyd, whose pro-life track record includes representing the parents of Terri Schiavo in court, has said that he does not believe in the dubious “constitutional right” to abortion, nor that it is “health care.” Lloyd thus argued it was not required for the ORR to provide it routinely to undocumented immigrants in federal care.
In a memo, Lloyd said that in the case of rape, “If the young woman was to go on to regret her abortion and experience it as a trauma, ORR will have had a hand in causing that trauma, and I am unwilling to put this young woman or ORR in that position.”
“We are unanimous in rejecting the government’s position that its denial of abortion access can be squared with Supreme Court precedent,” read part of the opinion. “The Supreme Court ‘has determined and then redetermined that the Constitution offers basic protection to the woman’s right to choose.’ And we are not free to dilute a constitutional right recognized by controlling Supreme Court precedent—a right the government affirmatively assumes unaccompanied minors here have—so that others will be dissuaded from seeking a better life in this country.”
The ruling, issued by Obama appointees Sri Srinivasan and Robert Wilkins, also rebuked now-Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh, who in October 2017 had argued that ORR’s regulations amounted to nothing more than “government efforts to help minors navigate what is undeniably a difficult situation” through “reasonable regulations.” (Excerpt from Live Action News.)
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Isn’t it ironic that the same people arguing that compassion demands illegal entry into the U.S. are also demanding that we pay for abortions for teens who want to enter illegally? Wouldn’t compassion demand the entry of their babies as well? What do you think? Leave a comment.