Federal Appeals Court Hears Case of Undocumented Teen Seeking Abortion in Texas

Whether an undocumented teen in Texas can get a scheduled abortion remains up in the air as the U.S. Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Friday morning from the federal government and the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington, D.C. The three-judge panel has agreed to consider the Trump administration’s request to stay a Wednesday ruling that allowed the teen to access abortion services. 

The pregnant undocumented teen, known in court filings as Jane Doe, is at the center of a legal dispute over whether unaccompanied immigrant minors have the right to an abortion in the United States.