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(LifeSiteNews) — U.S. border officials are planning to instruct agents to transport abortion-seeking illegal immigrants to states where they can legally kill their unborn babies, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
A memo drafted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tae Johnson affirms that transporting pregnant illegal immigrants in U.S. custody to states where they can get abortions falls under “existing ICE policies and standards,” according to The Journal.
In the document, Johnson reportedly said ICE policies require that pregnant women who are “detained in ICE immigration custody have access to full reproductive health care,” even if they’re detained in a state that outlaws abortion.
“This is also a reminder that, pursuant to existing ICE policy, it may be necessary to transfer a detained pregnant individual within an area of responsibility (AOR) or to another AOR, when appropriate and practicable, in order to ensure such access,” the memo read.
Following the reversal of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court last month, which eliminated the federal “right to abortion,” many Republican-led states, including Texas and Arizona, have moved to enforce legislation to restrict or outlaw abortion. Meanwhile, pro-abortion states like California and New Mexico have worked to expand access.
New from me: Top ICE officials are planning to instruct detention centers around the country that women in ICE custody are entitled to abortions and should be transferred to receive one if they are being detained in a state where abortion is now illegal. https://t.co/G2IJLWNEyu
— Michelle Hackman (@MHackman) July 12, 2022
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement did not immediately respond to LifeSite’s request for comment.
The ICE directive follows a July 5 report by Reuters that noted “U.S. health officials have” already “been flying or driving [unaccompanied alien] minors from Texas shelters to other states for abortions” over the past nine months, Breitbart pointed out.
Reuters also noted that advocates of abortion have been clamoring for further “guidance” on how to continue to expand abortion access for illegal immigrant women and girls who are seeking abortions.
Brigitte Amiri, the deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s reproductive freedom project, told the outlet: “Time is really of the essence when someone needs access to abortion.”
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Starbucks said it would reimburse travel expenses for employees who need abortions and cannot get them within 100 miles of their homes. In a memo on Monday, the company said it wanted to ensure that its employees had “access to quality health care.” https://t.co/PI1Yg2xKTx— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 16, 2022
Amazon says it will pay up to $4,000 in travel expenses annually for non-life threatening medical treatments including abortions, according to a message seen by Reuters. https://t.co/9M4Dtdzb4X— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 3, 2022
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BuzzFeed – Jonah Peretti
Cigna Health Insurance – David Cordani
Citigroup – Jane Fraser
CNN – Chris Licht
Comcast – Brian Roberts
Condé Nast – Roger Lynch
CVS Health – Karen Lynch
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Lauren Hobart
Goldman Sachs – David Solomon
Hewlett-Packard – Enrique Lores
JPMorgan Chase – Jamie Dimon
Kroger – Rodney McMullen
New York Times – Meredith Kopit Levien
Lyft – Logan Green
MasterCard – Michael Miebach
Meta/Facebook - Mark Zuckerberg
Microsoft – Satya Nadella
Paramount – Brian Robbins
Patagonia – Jenna Johnson
PayPal – Dan Schulman
Procter & Gamble – Jon Moeller
Salesforce – Marc Benioff
Starbucks – Kevin Johnson
Target – Brian Cornell
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Zillow – Rich Barton
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U.S. President Joe Biden has repeatedly affirmed his commitment to expanding abortion access, and attacked the U.S. Supreme Court as “out of control” for overruling Roe v. Wade.
Following the rollback of Roe, Biden promised to protect women’s ability to travel to pro-abortion states to kill their unborn children.
A Democrat proposal to legislatively protect women’s ability to travel out of state for abortion was shot down Thursday by Senate Republicans.