A story that has rocked the United States on the issues of abortion, taxpayer funding, and illegal immigration, continues to have sad developments.
The 17-year-old, who was 15-weeks pregnant and fought in court for her “right” to have an abortion, has now reportedly sought mental health treatment. The ACLU is also facing allegations it lied to the DOJ, and took her straight to get the abortion while the DOJ thought she was only going to a pre-abortion doctor’s appointment, thus blindsiding the DOJ.
As Live Action reported, on October 24, a full circuit court appealed a previous decision to postpone the abortion to find a sponsor. Instead, they ordered the teen get her abortion “promptly and without delay,” which was done on October 25.
Less than two weeks later, LifeSiteNews and Live Action News have reported on stunning new information surrounding the abortion. It sadly comes too late now that the minor who came to the United States illegally seeking her abortion, known as Jane Doe, has lost her child.
The Department of Justice is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene, as they claim that the ACLU, which sought the abortion for the young woman, lied about the timeline.
Rather than her actual abortion appointment on October 25, the DOJ believed that Jane Doe was being taken to a pre-abortion appointment. There is a Texas law in place so that women may have time to think about, and possibly change their minds, about their abortion. The DOJ says that the ACLU informed them after the abortion had already occurred.
The changing of the timeline not only put the Trump administration in the dark, but as DOJ spokesman Devin M. O’Malley explained:
After informing Justice Department attorneys that the procedure would occur on October 26th, Jane Doe’s attorneys scheduled the abortion for the early morning hours of October 25th, thereby thwarting Supreme Court review.
In light of that, the Justice Department believes the judgment under review should be vacated, and discipline may be warranted against Jane Doe’s attorneys.
Such a revelation is disheartening for several reasons. It lends further credence to the fears that the ACLU not only is an organization seeking to expand abortion in the United States, but to do so for non-citizens as well. Our nation already had some of the most relaxed abortion laws in the world, being one of just seven nations were abortions occur past 20-weeks, which is halfway through pregnancy.
Do we really need to make our country that more appealing in terms of seeking abortion? Apparently it would sadly seem that forces such as the ACLU think so.
It cannot be emphasized enough that an unborn child was killed, rather than having his or her inherent dignity respected. That child was worthy of life, which had nothing to do with nationality of the child or his or her mother, but because the child was a creation of God and part of the human family.
It also turns out that the young woman is not reacting to her abortion as the pro-choice movement, which the ACLU is a vocal part of, would like the world to believe women are supposed to act. Reporting not only details conflict between the Trump administration and the ACLU, but that Jane Doe has sought mental health treatment following her abortion.
Pro-choice organizations and their allies have liked to claim that women feel relieved about their abortions, rather than suffer detrimental effects. The study they point to, however, has been criticized and debunked. For many, the reality is much different than these studies.
Anecdotal evidence from this Jane Doe, as well as countless others, shows that many come to regret their abortions and suffer psychologically and emotionally. Sometimes it takes days, other times it can take years, for women to realize this, seek treatment, and speak out.
Sadly, that this woman is a minor, and had an abortion later in her pregnancy, compounding scenarios that made it more likely to suffer such effects, according to analysis from Americans United for Life.
While it’s too late to prevent the young woman from having her abortion, it’s not too late to pray for her. She deserves our prayers for her physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing following her abortion. And with any hope, no more women will find themselves in such a situation to not only forcibly involve the government, prompting lawsuits, multiple court decisions, and disputed timelines. Women and girls, and their children, deserve better.