This decision may go down in history as “Roe v. Wade 2.0” according to many concerned pro-life activists. If you thought legal abortion was bad, just wait until you hear what this appeals court just set us up for–it’s horrific.
In what Life Site News is calling a “terrible precedent” a DC Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered that the U.S. government must facilitate the abortion of a 17-year-old girl who entered the country illegally and is currently in government custody.
The girl, known as “Jane Doe” in court documents, has, with the support of the ACLU (go figure) has gone up against the US Department of Health and Human Services to demand provision for her abortion. A district court judge had initially ruled that she be allowed access to abortion “promptly and without delay,” but the US Department of Justice appealed the ruling, which the US Court of Appeals then stayed.
This was a brief victory for the Trump administration, however, yesterday’s ruling changed that, and worse, set a precedent that illegal immigrants have a “right” to receive abortions in the U.S., on the taxpayer dime.
“A tragedy took place today as the full bench of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals put the partisan interests of abortion over a teenager’s true needs for help,” says Kristan Hawkins, the president of Students for Life of America. “The United States should not become an abortion destination spot for the world. Shame on Planned Parenthood and the ACLU for using this teenager to try and create Roe v. Wade 2.0 in the courts.”
“Abortion advocates could have sponsored this girl and helped her get an abortion, as tragic as that would be, but instead they are using this teenager in a case to force taxpayer and government involvement in abortions for everyone, including illegal immigrants,” she explained.
“Allowing our taxpayers to be entangled in financing and facilitating an abortion for an undocumented teen sets a horrible precedent,” said Penny Nance, the CEO and president of Concerned Women for America. “We do not want our nation to be known as a place where illegal immigrants can come in order to procure free abortions.”
“And let’s remember that abortion is not health care,” Nance continued. “If we want to talk about providing care for undocumented minors who cross our border, then let’s be honest about the fact that there were two lives that crossed our border. There is a fully formed, unborn baby whose life is on the line here. An ultrasound would show that he or she has easily recognizable fingers, toes, and eyes.”
Right now, thousands of unborn babies are killed in America, while millions of undocumented immigrants live and work in the U.S. Do we truly need to be murdering the unborn children of these illegal immigrants, using taxpayer funding from hardworking, legal US citizens and residents? How many pregnant young women will now attempt to cross the border to kill their babies here for free, risking their own lives in the process?
It’s absolute insanity.
This is all the more reason to fight the murder of unborn children at the root and demand the abolition of abortion!