Trump official Scott Lloyd has been taking a beating from the mainstream media for working to save unborn babies and their young mothers from abortion.
Lloyd directs the Office of Refugee Resettlement under the U.S. Health and Human Services Department. His new policy encouraging young, illegal immigrant minors to choose life for their unborn babies has been attacked constantly in court and the media.
Even more tragically, the vulnerable young, pregnant minors who come into his office’s care are being used as tools by the abortion industry. The ACLU has filed several lawsuits to demand that the government use tax dollars to help facilitate abortions for illegal immigrant minors.
This week, Lloyd is facing another slew of negative publicity for requiring extra attention and care for pregnant girls and their unborn babies who are in government custody.
The Trump administration’s director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement has directed staff to provide him with a consistently-updated spreadsheet of unaccompanied minors in custody seeking abortions, The New York Times reports. …
[Lloyd] instructed HHS staff to keep an updated spreadsheet each week that details how many minors traveling without their parents are requesting abortion services and how far along they are in their pregnancy.
Lloyd has called for counseling for these girls from “life-affirming” sources, including directing staff to inform one girl about what happens to a fetus during an abortion procedure, the Times reports.
The Trump official previously worked at the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group, and lists on his resume a late-term abortion ban in six states that Lloyd claims to have been the “architect” behind its design.
Attorney Brigitte Amiri for the pro-abortion ACLU called these life-affirming policies “cruel” and “dystopian.”
“Unfortunately, the Trump administration has shown no indication that they’ll abandon their cruel and dystopian crusade to block abortion access for some of the most marginalized people in our country. We’re prepared to keep fighting for as long as we need to,” Amiri said.
In March, abortion activists also attacked Lloyd for saying illegal immigrant minors have “no constitutional right to abortion” and demanded that he be fired.
Though Lloyd has borne the brunt of the negative publicity, ACLU attorneys have been accused of unethical behavior at least twice involving the matter.
In November, the Trump administration said the pro-abortion legal group deceived the government about when an illegal immigrant teen’s abortion was scheduled. The government said their deception prevented an appeal of a court ruling that forced Lloyd’s office to help facilitate the girl’s abortion.
Then, in February, another pregnant illegal immigrant minor apparently felt pressured by pro-abortion attorneys to sign paperwork allowing them to represent her.
“At this time I have changed my decision to have an abortion,” the young woman said, according to a 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.”
Lloyd came into the national spotlight last fall after the ACLU demanded that his office help facilitate an abortion for an unaccompanied minor in Texas. “Jane Doe” aborted her 16-week unborn baby on Oct. 25, barely a day after a federal appeals court forced Trump administration officials to help facilitate the abortion.
News reports indicate the teen needed mental health counseling after aborting her unborn child.
Abortion activists also criticized Lloyd for providing his office with information about the abortion pill reversal treatment.