In October 2017, a 17 year old girl was apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico Border. She was taken to a detention facility, where she received a medical examination. During that examination, she learned that she was pregnant.
The girl, identified only as "Jane Doe," sought an abortion. She could not pay for the abortion herself, and was in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services. A judge granted her permission to have the abortion, paving the way for more abortions for illegal immigrants paid for with tax dollars.
The Hyde Amendment explicitly forbids the use of federal funding for abortion, except in the case of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals violated a long-standing tradition of preventing federal dollars from being used to facilitate an abortion. Sign our petition if you reject the decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to let an undocumented pregnant minor being held in a federally-funded shelter in Texas receive an abortion.
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