Abortion Activists Rally for Taxpayer-Funded Abortions for Illegal Immigrants

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Feb 28, 2018   |   2:44PM   |   Washington, DC

In their efforts to force the government to facilitate abortions for illegal immigrant minors, abortion activists have ignored how at least one young immigrant felt pressured to abort her child.

Despite the potential for even more coercion if they succeed, abortion activists are pushing ahead with their cause. Planned Parenthood, NARAL, the ACLU and other pro-abortion groups believe the government should offer abortions to illegal immigrant minors and taxpayers should be forced to pay for them.

On Tuesday, another pro-abortion group, the 1 in 3 Campaign, held a rally in Washington, D.C. calling for more abortions for vulnerable pregnant minors who illegally enter the United States.

The Daily Caller reports the pro-abortion group organized a six-hour broadcast, a rally on the steps of the U.S. Capitol and meetings with legislators to demand that the government give illegal immigrant minors easy access to abortion.

According to the report:

Women spoke out in a six-hour broadcast and assembled on Capitol Hill Tuesday to protest that an illegal immigrant had to wait to get an abortion while being held in custody.

The protesters hope that other illegal minors won’t have to face the same waiting period.

Organized by the 1 in 3 Campaign, the 2018 Abortion Speakout event featured women who’ve had abortions telling their stories, in hopes to advocate for increased abortion access for illegal immigrants and minority populations. …

The women referred to their stories as “acts of resistance” to President Donald Trump’s administration.

In their quest to push abortion on demand, some appear to be pressuring these vulnerable, pregnant minors to abort their unborn babies.

Earlier this month, Fox News reported one young woman felt pressured to abort her unborn child by her pro-abortion attorneys. Lawyers Rochelle Garza and Myles Garza also have represented other illegal immigrant minors who allegedly wanted abortions.

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“At this time I have changed my decision to have an abortion,” the young woman said, according to the court filing. “The people I saw yesterday were lawyers that made me sign, I … do not need their help because I do not want to have an abortion.”

Grace Carr at The Daily Caller reports more:

The woman’s statement follows the Justice Department’s complaint to the Supreme Court in November, alleging that the department had been “misled” by the Garzas. The Justice Department charged that the two lawyers had deceived government attorneys by scheduling an abortion at night, only hours before the high court was set to review the case.

The young woman’s statement also comes after the Department of Health and Human Services released another minor illegal immigrant, identified by the pseudonym “Jane Moe,” so that she could have an abortion in January.