October 25 was a historic day as the D.C. Appellate Court issued a decision to stop the Trump administration from saving the life of Jane Doe’s baby. Garza v. Hargan was an eight-week-long battle to preserve Jane Doe’s baby.
The 17-year-old, named Jane Doe, was an undocumented immigrant young adult being held in a detention center in Brownsville, Texas under the custody of The Department of Health and Human Services. Federal and state officials stated that because of her citizenship status she did not have the right to an elective abortion. However, the D.C. Appellate court, unfortunately, ruled in favor of Jane Doe. She was allowed to be released from HHS to obtain an abortion.
“We unequivocally reject abortion advocates’ narrative that justice has been done in this case. Instead, the extreme agenda of the abortion lobby and the ACLU has claimed two victims and made a cruel mockery of the ‘American dream,” stated SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.
“We too are saddened by the decision from the federal court. What happened here has nothing to do with justice and everything to do with a pro-abortion agenda. This is an egregious precedent that will not stand.” said Lois Anderson, ORTL executive Director.