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Immigrant teen refused, threatened abortion, hurt yourself

An immigrant, a teenager, was denied an abortion, the child has injured, threatened that, if she was forced.

(AP)

An immigrant, a teenager, was threatened with denied an abortion by a U.S. government official, though her pregnancy is the result of a rape, to harm herself if she was forced, the child, according to a government memo released on Friday.

The memo is addressed to Scott Lloyd, Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the shelters of thousands of unaccompanied minor immigrants in the United States without legal permission. The American Civil Liberties Unio-year written dispute over the abortion memo as part of his ongoing right of access for foreign minors in care.

The document describes how the teen had been raped in her home and believed that she had become pregnant as a result. According to the memo, from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Deputy Director, is written, she said a doctor at your first prenatal visit, she wanted an abortion. The teen “reveals to the doctor that they preferred to self-harm, rather than continue with their pregnancy.”

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In later visits, teen, the pressure from her mother and a potential sponsor putting have been reported to you, to the pregnancy. At one point, she reported to “physical damage”, if you had the abortion.

“She felt under pressure to sponsors set from your mother and potential to continue the pregnancy, but she wants to terminate the pregnancy,” the memo said.

While the recommendation of the Deputy Director is passed out, Lloyd circled rejected the word “the” at the bottom of the note, and signed it. The teen and other smaller finally received access to an abortion after U.S. district judge Tanya Chutkan ruled in her favor this week.

In a letter about the case, known in court documents filed Thursday, Lloyd argued that he saw no obligation to the law, or the United States

Constitution to allow abortions for the people in his office, the custody, although the government’s policy of the restriction of abortion is largely an exception to this is for women who are the victims of rape.

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He also said that an abortion would not “cure the reality” of the woman is rape. Both abortion and rape, were forms of violence, he said in his letter.

“Implicit here is the doubt, are ideas that it is possible, to heal violence with further violence,” he said.

The ACLU accused Lloyd with the implementation of a “cruel and heartless policy,” and promised to continue to fight.

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