Trump admin asks Supreme Court to ‘discipline’ lawyers for rushing teen’s abortion
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) is petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to punish the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for lying to the government about the timeline of an underage illegal immigrant’s abortion.
The DOJ is also asking the Supreme Court to throw out the lower court ruling that allowed “Jane Doe,” a 17-year-old in the custody of the U.S. government, to abort her baby.
According to the brief the DOJ filed with the Supreme Court, the ACLU moved Jane Doe’s abortion appointment to a day earlier than was originally planned and “kept the government in the dark about when Ms. Doe was scheduled to have an abortion.”
Jane Doe’s lawyers replaced a pre-abortion appointment with the actual abortion, according to the DOJ, and then informed the government after the baby had been aborted.
The ACLU “misled the United States as to the timing of Jane Doe’s abortion,” said DOJ spokesman Devin M. O’Malley. “After informing Justice Department attorneys that the procedure would occur on October 26th, Jane Doe’s attorneys scheduled the abortion for the early morning hours of October 25th, thereby thwarting Supreme Court review.”
“In light of that, the Justice Department believes the judgment under review should be vacated, and discipline may be warranted against Jane Doe’s attorneys,” said O’Malley.
The Trump administration initially lost its attempt to save Jane Doe’s baby.
On October 18, an Obama-appointed judge ordered that the teen be allowed to abort her baby “promptly and without delay” after it was revealed U.S. government officials wouldn’t facilitate the abortion.
On October 24, however, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 6-3 that the U.S. government must facilitate the abortion. On October 25, the baby was aborted due largely to the rushed effort of abortion activists.
The abortion lobby celebrated the abortion, saying they were “thrilled” and that it was “good news.”
“After the courts cleared the way for her to get her abortion, it was the ACLU’s job as her lawyers to see that she wasn’t delayed any further — not to give the government another chance to stand in her way,” said ACLU Legal Director David Cole.
Cole said the government subjected Jane Doe to “shaming as she waited” to abort her child.
“This administration has gone to astounding lengths to block this young woman from getting an abortion,” said Cole. “Now, because they were unable to stop her, they are raising baseless questions about our conduct.”
Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America, called the Court’s order that allowed Jane Doe to abort an attempt “to try and create Roe v. Wade 2.0 in the courts.”
“The abortion industry’s foundation, legal or moral, is built on obfuscation and lies,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List, told LifeSiteNews. “Abortion has been sold to women as a liberating thing – a quick, easy solution to their problems. It is often after years of suffering that they realize the extent of the deception.”
“Norma McCorvey and Sandra Cano, the ‘Roe’ and ‘Doe’ of the two cases that legalized abortion on-demand through birth in this country, described [later] how they were taken advantage of by opportunistic lawyers who didn’t let facts get in the way of their agenda,” she explained. “The Department of Justice’s allegations do not surprise us at all. Truth is the abortion lobby’s number one enemy.”