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Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Block Teen's Abortion

The Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency order that would temporarily stop a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant from having an abortion.

The girl, who is about 10 weeks pregnant, could have an abortion as early as Tuesday night after a federal trial judge said immigration officials couldn’t stand in her way, U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco said in court papers. The girl, identified only as Jane Roe, entered the U.S. illegally and is currently in federal custody.

Francisco told the justices the government has an interest in preserving the life of the unborn child and shouldn’t have to “facilitate" an abortion.

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