UPDATED 7:41 AM PT — Mon. June
The Supreme Court is expected to make a decision in the coming days in an abortion case involving an illegal immigrant teenager.
Back in November, the solicitor general asked the court to toss a circuit court case allowing an unaccompanied immigrant — held in federal custody — to obtain an abortion.
At that time the teen was only identified as “Jane Doe.”
Texas law requires women to get counseling at least 24-hours before an abortion by the same doctor who performs the procedure.
The teen’s lawyers allegedly snuck her off in the early morning to get an abortion before the Supreme Court could review the case.
The lawyers said despite the laws the decision was one the teen could only make herself.
Critics have pushed-back against the teen’s lawyers, saying they took matters into their own hands and in an illegal fashion.
The solicitor general is now asking the court to punish the teen’s ACLU lawyers.