The Obama administration is arranging abortions at taxpayer expense for illegal immigrants who are detained by customs officials, according to a recent report from CNS News.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the division of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for enforcing the nation’s immigration laws, is the agency that is paying for some abortions at taxpayer expense and arranging for the abortions for the illegal immigrants. As CNS reports:
The ICE detention operations manual also says that illegal alien detainees who are pregnant will be provided with help not just for an impending delivery but also in obtaining an abortion….
Abortions will be taxpayer-funded if the life of the mother is deemed to be endangered or the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, and ICE will arrange transportation to the abortionist at no cost to the detainee.
CNS indicates an Obama administration report says the detention facilities “shall directly or contractually provide its female detainees with access to: 1. pregnancy services including routine or specialized prenatal care, postpartum follow-up, lactation services and abortion services as outlined herein; 2. counseling and assistance for pregnant women in keeping with their express desires in planning for their pregnancy, whether they desire abortion, adoptive services or to keep the child; ….”
The report reads: “2. Abortion Access. In the event continued detention is necessary and appropriate, and consistent with the practice of our federal partners, if the life of the mother would be endangered by carrying a fetus to term, or in the case of rape or incest, ICE will assume the costs associated with a female detainee’s decision to terminate a pregnancy.”
It further states: “a. In this instance, or in a situation where a female detainee opts to fund the termination of her pregnancy, ICE shall arrange for transportation at no cost to the detainee for the medical appointment and, if requested by the detainee, for access to religious counseling, and non-directive (impartial) medical resources and social counseling, to include outside social services or women’s community resource groups.”
Jill Stanek, a pro-life blogger and nurse, responded to the news.
“One guess as to how many healthy but abortion-minded detainees say they were the victims of rape. And who’s to know?” she commented. “There is also no gestational age restriction in ICE’s operations manual. So theoretically a mother who is seven months pregnant could be detained, cry rape, and get a taxpayer-funded abortion. It is not outside the realm of possibility to think there are some who might be purposefully detained so as to get taxpayer funded abortions.”
Stanek said Obama “MUST be replaced in November. The depth of his pro-death agenda is unfathomable.”