After much persistence from the American Civil Liberties Union and the #JusticeforJane social media campaign, news broke Wednesday morning that the 17-year-old illegal immigrant "Jane Doe," who was being held in a Texas detention center, was able to obtain her "constitutionally-protected right" to have an abortion.
BREAKING: Justice prevailed today for Jane Doe. She was able to get an abortion early this morning. #JusticeforJane
— ACLU (@ACLU) October 25, 2017
Lawmakers came out to praise the Washington, D.C. Circuit court's announcement after it ruled in favor of "Jane Doe," deciding she could move forward with her abortion Wednesday morning.
BREAKING: The D.C. Circuit rules that Trump officials can’t block an undocumented 17-year-old from access to abortion care. #JusticeforJane
— Senator Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) October 24, 2017
This ruling is a major step toward #JusticeForJane and a stern rebuke of the Trump administration’s appalling abuse of power. https://t.co/2ctuCxtxgu
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) October 24, 2017
Outraged by the constant attacks on women's constitutional rights by the Trump Admin & am glad to see DC appeals court give #JusticeForJane https://t.co/lZMn228CwZ
— Rep. Lois Frankel (@RepLoisFrankel) October 24, 2017
Justice served as court here permits undocumented Jane Doe’s constitutionally-protected right to have an abortion. #JusticeforJane https://t.co/ZqzqKZFUrR
— Eleanor #DCStatehood Holmes Norton (@EleanorNorton) October 25, 2017
Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards called the 17-year-old illegal immigrant's decision her "constitutional right."
Good. It’s a woman’s constitutional right. #JusticeForJane https://t.co/j3oyArrBKM
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) October 24, 2017
Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, agreed with Richards, saying "government's role should be to enforce the law. Not to obstruct it."
Government’s role should be to enforce the law. Not obstruct it. #JusticeForJane. https://t.co/wV2srycdT8
— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) October 24, 2017
Liberal celebrities joined in the celebration.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 24, 2017
— Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) October 24, 2017
Along with liberal activists, members of the media celebrated the decision.
This is great news for Jane Doe - sending her support and healing thoughts today. #JusticeForJane https://t.co/fkw8OmBptx
— NARAL (@NARAL) October 25, 2017
Finally, #JusticeForJane: https://t.co/Zq5dUuKsek
— POPSUGAR News (@popsugarnews) October 25, 2017
Pro-life activists also responded to the case, rejecting the idea that justice was served.
"We unequivocally reject abortion advocates' narrative that justice has been done in this case. Instead the extreme agenda of the abortion lobby and the ACLU has claimed two victims and made a cruel mockery of the 'American dream,'" Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, said in a statement.
The 17-year-old illegal immigrant, nevertheless, released a statement in which she said her decision to obtain an abortion is "my life, my decision" and she wanted justice.
As her month-long ordeal finally ends with #JusticeforJane, hear from Jane herself: https://t.co/HIhw5lIDud pic.twitter.com/wO2bWhW5DS
— ACLU (@ACLU) October 25, 2017
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