I was quoted in a Politico article on October 24 regarding a federal appeals court decision that an undocumented pregnant minor can receive an abortion. The 17-year old is being held in a federally-funded shelter in Texas after crossing the border last month, where she was immediately apprehended.
In this article I responded to Judge Karen Henderson, a George H.W. Bush appointee. Henderson said in a separate dissenting opinion that the undocumented teen lacks constitutional rights, including the right to an abortion. And she criticized the Trump administration for refusing to address that issue.
“That’s what [Henderson’s] beef is. This person was caught at the border and never formally made an entry. People who just made it into the country and don’t have any ties here, do they have any constitutional rights? Do they have the full panoply? This is really the gray area. Nobody has a clear answer.”
The full article is here: https://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/24/federal-appeals-court-clears-way-for-undocumented-teen-to-get-abortion-244115