BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ChurchMilitant.com) - A pregnant teenage girl who entered the United States illegally says she no longer wants an abortion.
Using the stock pseudonym Jane Doe, the anonymous girl filed a document on February 11 seeking to replace the two pro-abortion lawyers representing her. Doe said in a written statement, "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."
If the underaged immigrant had stuck with the pro-abortion attorneys, she would have joined about half a dozen similar cases around the country. In the past six months, a handful of pregnant teenage illegal immigrants, living in government housing facilities, have sued for the right to abort their unborn children.
Under the Trump administration, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has tried to block teenage illegal immigrants in government custody from obtaining abortions. The head of the ORR is Scott Lloyd, an attorney formerly employed by Catholic fraternal organization Knights of Columbus (KC). While working for KC, Lloyd represented victims of Muslim terrorist organization ISIS.
Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser commented last week, "Abortion advocates are taking shameless advantage of teenage girls in the vulnerable position of being in a foreign country, far from home and from loved ones, to push a harmful agenda of making the U.S. a sanctuary nation for abortion."
Myles and Rochelle Garza were the pro-abortion attorneys that the pregnant teenage wanted to dismiss. The Susan B. Anthony List shared a highly-redacted copy of the Notice of Removal, the document in which the teenage immigrants dropped the Garzas as her lawyers.
Many details were redacted, but it seems the court case took place in the "Brownsville District." It could have taken place, for instance, at the 357 District Court in Brownsville, Texas — a town very close to the border with Mexico.
Taking advantage of vulnerable women to push for liberal abortion policies has long been a tactic of leftist attorneys. For instance, the "Jane Roe" of the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade was an impoverished woman at the time, and lawyers used her to make their case for decriminalizing abortion. Her real name was Norma McCorvey, and she never actually had an abortion.
McCorvey later became an outspoken member of the pro-life movement, after a dramatic conversion which led to her being baptized Protestant. She eventually became a Catholic, thanks in part to the guidance of Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. The late McCorvey passed away in February 2017.