Abortion

Updated at 4:20 p.m. ET

The U.S. military's restrictions on covering abortions can create logistical, emotional, career and health challenges for service members who become pregnant, according to a newly released study.

Does a California law violate the Constitution by requiring anti-abortion pregnancy centers to inform clients about free or low-cost abortion and contraception services? That's the question the Supreme Court is taking on, in a new case it accepted on Monday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday that an undocumented teenager under federal custody in Texas can have the abortion she requested immediately, reversing a ruling issued Friday by a three-judge panel that blocked her from getting the procedure right away.

Updated at 10:15 p.m. ET

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., has ruled that a detained teenage immigrant may not obtain an abortion until a government-approved sponsor can be secured by the end of the month.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit split 2-1 on the ruling.

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A federal appeals court has overturned a judge’s ruling that would have allowed an undocumented pregnant teen to get an abortion.  The unaccompanied minor is currently being held at an immigration detention center near Brownsville.

The case centers around a 17 year old undocumented pregnant teen labeled “Jane Doe.”  She attempted to get an abortion after being detained by federal immigration agents in Texas. This sparked a fierce legal argument over whether undocumented minors should be able to have an abortion while in the US.

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