U.S. lawyers renew legal fight over Jane Doe abortion


Nine days after the Central American immigrant known as Jane Doe received her court-ordered abortion in Texas, U.S. Justice Department lawyers asked the Supreme Court to intervene, arguing that they didn’t file an appeal on time because they had been misled by the teen’s lawyers.

Government lawyers also suggested Friday that Doe’s attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union should be disciplined for lying and withholding information about the timing of Doe’s abortion in an attempt “to thwart this court’s review.”

The 17-year-old, in federal custody after crossing the border of Mexico illegally, got an abortion Oct. 25 — one day after the Trump administration lost a federal appeals court ruling after blocking her access to the procedure for a month.

Read the full story on mystatesman.com to see the ACLU’s response and learn why the Trump administration is continuing to pursue the case.



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