- Nov 26, 2020
New York’s Catholic Charities Community Services has joined in a filing from the American Civil Liberties Union that says more than 900 children were taken from parents in the year after a judge last year issued an injunction ordering the Trump administration to stop separating most parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
An immigrant from Central America known only as ‘Jane Doe,’ was being detained in Texas when she applied to the state to have an abortion. The case went to the courts and while the lower court denied her request, the court of appeals granted it, and she had the procedure. Now the Trump administration said it was misled about the date of the abortion by the ACLU and is threatening legal action against them.
An undocumented immigrant being held in a Texas detention center, applied to get an abortion and was at first denied by a Texas court. However, that decision was overturned by a federal appeals court, and she was allowed to acquire the abortion which she paid for.
A 17-year-old from Central America is under federal custody in a shelter in Brownsville and seeking an abortion. She entered the United States in September and is in her 15th week of pregnancy. Texas bans most abortions after 20 weeks. “No one — the government, private individuals or organizations — should be forced to be complicit in abortion,” the bishops of Texas said in a statement.
All children have a “right to self-determination of gender and sexual orientation,” according to the new standards set by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, which recently announced that it will require potential foster parents to accept and encourage children who wish to alter their gender.
Finally President Trump has signed the long-awaited executive order for religious freedom. Unfortunately many Catholic leaders and advocates are disappointed with the order with some calling it “woefully inadequate,” others defining it as “pretty much nothing,” and more viewing it as “a betrayal.”