"The teen, from an unidentified country, is currently detained in Texas and 15 weeks pregnant. She entered the United States without any family in September and was immediately detained by the government and placed in a shelter. "
The Department of Health and Human Services'(HHS) change in policy has made it difficult for this 17 year old teen to seek the health services she seeks. A recent update on the case has shown that the Appeals Courts have denied her an abortion although they gave her an option to obtain a sponsor which would have to be government approved. The decision to block the teen's request for abortion seems to be politically motivate. The lack of fact-based evidence and disregard for health in this case is not a surprise if we consider previous actions by the HHS.
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