Judge May Toss ACLU’s Suit Against Religious Immigrant Programs

A federal judge indicated Thursday she would toss a lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of violating the Constitution by funding religious groups that care for unaccompanied immigrant children and trafficking victims but deny them access to abortions and contraception.

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Planned Parenthood Seeks to Block Idaho Abortion Law

The largest provider of reproductive health services in Idaho claimed in federal court Tuesday that a new Idaho law violates privacy of women seeking abortions and presents an onerous burden on medical practitioners and health care facilities that are required to report direct or indirect complications even when they might not be a result of the abortion procedure.

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Trump Picks Kavanaugh to Replace Kennedy on High Court

President Donald Trump announced D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh Monday night as his pick to fill a soon-to-be vacant seat on the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a contentious confirmation battle with Democrats concerned that a more conservative court will walk back abortion rights.

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States Dispute Immigrants’ Constitutional Right to Abortion

An 11-state coalition asked a federal appeals court on Friday to reverse a decision allowing a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant in government custody to have an abortion, arguing the order “incentivizes even more unlawful immigration” and undocumented immigrants are not entitled to the same constitutional rights as others in the United States. 

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