Rights Group Says Teen in Country Illegally Had Abortion Procedure

3 years 4 months 1 week ago Wednesday, October 25 2017 Oct 25, 2017 October 25, 2017 10:40 AM October 25, 2017 in News

BROWNSVILLE –A 17-year-old being held in federal custody in Brownsville who sought an abortion has had the procedure, according to a legal nonprofit group.

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit cleared the way for the procedure on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old illegally entered the U.S. in September and learned she was pregnant while being held in a local shelter.

She obtained a state court order permitting her to have an abortion but federal officials refused to transport her or temporarily release her to have others take her for the abortion

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