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Federal appeals court forces taxpayers to finance and facilitate Jane Doe’s abortion

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Washington, D.C. — Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 6-3 decision, cleared the way for a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant held in detention in Texas to receive an abortion.

Penny Nance, CEO & President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), had this to say:

“Allowing our taxpayers to be entangled in financing and facilitating an abortion for an undocumented teen sets a horrible precedent. 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. 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.

“We implore the Trump Administration to quickly appeal the decision and pray that Jane Doe changes her mind about having an abortion.”

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Annabelle Rutledge at or 916-792-3973.