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Court order: Government must allow illegal immigrant teens to get abortions

A federal court has ruled that the government must allow abortions for illegal immigrant teens who are being held in federal custody. Here, a protester in Chile is shown holding a model of an infant. (Claudio Reyes/Getty Images)

A federal court in Washington issued an order Friday that states the government cannot prevent illegal immigrant teens from having abortions while they are being held in federal custody, the Associated Press reported.

Specifically, the government cannot prevent “pregnant immigrant children in federal custody from accessing abortion counseling or abortions, among other things, while a lawsuit proceeds,” the order states.

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