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US Court OKs Undocumented Teen's Abortion

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A federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to allow an undocumented teenager, who is in detention in south Texas, to have an abortion.

Jane Doe, as she is known in court to protect her privacy, has been detained in a refugee shelter in Brownsville, Texas, since Sept. 11, when she was apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border.

While Doe, 17, obtained required permission from a state judge to carry out the abortion, the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) has refused to...

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