Administration’s Decision To Halt Abortions Among Undocumented Minors Lacked Legal Vetting
Documents released by the ACLU show the decisions were made informally by email, memos and conversations rather than going through the normal legal process.
Trump's Abortion Policy Sheds Light On Ad Hoc Decision-Making
The Trump administration’s policy of halting abortions among undocumented minors was established by email through an ad hoc process without formal legal vetting, according to new documents released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU, which is suing the administration over the policy, made public the December depositions of the director and the deputy director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the HHS office responsible for the care of undocumented minors who enter the country without their parents. (Rayasam, 2/28)
Meanwhile, in Indiana —
The Associated Press:
Indiana House Passes Abortion Information Bill
A doctor who treats a woman for complications arising from an abortion would have to report new and more detailed information about the patient to the state, under a bill approved by the Indiana House on Wednesday. Though the bill is not as expansive as abortion laws passed in recent years — some of which have been thrown out in court — the debate unfolded along familiar lines. (Slodysko, 2/28)