DC Circ. Puts Immigrant Teen's Abortion On Hold, For Now

Law360, New York (October 20, 2017, 10:32 PM EDT) -- A three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit on Friday nixed a lower court order requiring the federal government to allow an immigrant teenager to have an abortion, giving U.S. Health and Human Services until the end of the month for the young woman to be released to a sponsor.

Just hours after oral arguments, the appeals panel vacated key sections of a lower court’s temporary restraining order, which had required the federal government to allow the teen to be transported to an abortion provider, and stopped it from interfering with her access to abortion.

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Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

2360 Other Personal Injury

Date Filed

October 18, 2017


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