After Obstruction by the Trump Administration, Path Cleared for Jane Roe and Jane Poe to Receive Abortions

ACLU’s Fight Against Administration Policy Continues

December 20, 2017 9:45 am

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WASHINGTON — In the case of Garza v. Hargan, today the U.S. government announced it is releasing Jane Roe on her own recognizance.

The following statement is from Brigitte Amiri, senior staff attorney with the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project:

“We are pleased that these two young women are able to finally get the care they need. But the government’s policy is still in place. These two cases show how the government continues to abuse its power by denying abortion access. The ACLU will keep fighting until this dystopian policy is struck down, and we have justice for every Jane.’”

Yesterday, a federal judge granted the American Civil Liberties Union’s request for a temporary restraining order to prevent the Trump administration from blocking two young immigrant women from obtaining abortions. The stay was lifted for Jane Poe, one of the women, allowing her to proceed with her abortion care.

Attorneys on the case include Amiri, Meagan Burrows, Jennifer Dalven, Lindsey Kaley, and Daniel Mach of the ACLU; Arthur Spitzer and Scott Michelman of the ACLU of the District of Columbia; Melissa Goodman of the ACLU of Southern California; and Mishan R. Wroe of the ACLU of Northern California.

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