Eight states file brief arguing undocumented minor has no right to abortion

[JURIST] Eight states have filed an amicus brief [text, PDF] in a case concerning a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant’s attempt to obtain an abortion without parental consent while in government custody. Arkansas, Michigan, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and South Carolina argue that minor undocumented immigrants have no right to an abortion in the US because of their immigration status. The Department of Justice [official website] (DOJ) has already acknowledged [JURIST report] that the issue is moot because the minor,…

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