Eleanor Holmes Norton Says Trump Administration’s Abortion Delay For Unaccompanied Minor Denies Her Constitutional Rights

Norton Says Trump Administration’s Delay of an Abortion for Unaccompanied Minor Denies Her Constitutional Right and Jeopardizes Her Health

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia yesterday issued a ruling allowing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to delay a 17-year-old unaccompanied minor, who is 15 weeks pregnant and being held in a government shelter in Texas under HHS supervision, from having an abortion she desires.  The court allowed HHS until October 31 to find a “sponsor” for the young woman.  The administration appealed after the District Court here ruled in her favor.
“The Trump administration is jeopardizing a …

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