Detained Immigrant Women Are Facing A Grueling Abortion
US providing abortion access. The U.S. government took steps to help pregnant migrant youths who are in custody without their parents to be able to access abortion services by assigning them to shelters in states that still permit this providing abortion access. Pregnant migrant youths will also be provided with transportation, where it is legal. This new policy is an essential step in protecting the health and well-being of this marginalized population. Pregnant immigrant minors deserve to have their bodily autonomy respected, including while in government custody. This guidance is crucial in the United States’ new patchwork abortion landscape, and builds upon a prior policy secured in a years-long legal battle to ensure access to abortion for minors in ORR custody.