Appellate court stops abortion sought by undocumented teen

Here is a link to a Washington Post story on the latest developments in the lawsuit the ACLU filed to force the Trump Administration to facilitate an abortion for an undocumented teen, who is in a shelter in Texas. The teen was detained by U.S. officials in September after crossing the border illegally. She is being held by HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement, which cares for undocumented minors until they can be reunited with family members. The teen is 15 weeks pregnant.

A federal trial court ordered the Trump Administration to facilitate the abortion, but a federal court of appeals has now stayed that order.

Here is an earlier story about the litigation from


Richard Myers

Richard S. Myers, the Vice-President of UFL, is Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law, where he teaches Antitrust, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, and Religious Freedom. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Kenyon College and earned his law degree at Notre Dame, where he won the law school's highest academic prize. He began his legal career by clerking for Judge John F. Kilkenny of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Myers also worked for Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Washington, D.C. He taught at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law before joining the Ave Maria faculty. He is a co-editor of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition: Contemporary Perspectives (Catholic University of American Press, 2004) and a co-editor of Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy (Scarecrow Press, 2007). He has also published extensively on constitutional law in law reviews and also testified before Congressional and state legislative hearings on life issues. Married to Mollie Murphy, who is also on the faculty at Ave Maria School of Law, they are the proud parents of six children - Michael, Patrick, Clare, Kathleen, Matthew, and Andrew.