Washington, D.C. – National pro-life leaders Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and Penny Nance, president and CEO of Concerned Women for America will hold a press call today to discuss the Trump administration’s appeal of a court ruling ordering the U.S. government to facilitate an elective abortion for an undocumented teenage girl from Central America. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has temporarily blocked the order and will hear oral arguments this morning.
WHAT: Press Call to discuss teenage Jane Doe and whether the U.S. government should facilitate and elective abortion
WHEN: Today, Friday October 20th at 12:00 PM Eastern
WHO: Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of Susan B. Anthony List
Penny Nance, President of Concerned Women for America
***RSVP to [email protected] for call-in information***
Background: A 17-year old girl, an undocumented immigrant from Central America, is currently in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the United States government, claiming that when young, pregnant mothers cross the border illegally, they are instantly granted a constitutional right to abortion. They are demanding that the government authorize abortions for young women and girls in its care.