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A 17-​year old with no vis­i­ble means of finan­cial sup­port got an abor­tion this morning.

Not news, you say? Look again.

Jane Doe” is an immi­grant, an unac­com­pa­nied 17-​year-​old, liv­ing in the U.S. with­out ben­e­fit of doc­u­men­ta­tion. When Jane Doe learned she was preg­nant, she sought an abor­tion in Texas, where she is liv­ing. Dis­putes broke out, state and fed­eral courts weighed in, and some­where along the way Jane Doe was assigned a guardian to pro­tect her interests.

The guardian enlisted the help of the Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union, which jubi­lantly reported today that the abor­tion has been com­mit­ted. “Jus­tice pre­vailed today for Jane Doe,” went the ACLU tweet, one among many cel­e­brat­ing the death of a child’s child. #Jus­tice­for­Jane, says the hashtag.

I sus­pect Jane Doe’s anonymity will dis­solve when she turns 18, if not ear­lier, as she becomes a poster child for abor­tion advo­cates. Killing her child was worth a legal bat­tle, to some peo­ple — more so than try­ing to reg­u­lar­ize her res­i­dency sta­tus, apparently.

That’s a hell­ish way to become a celebrity. What­ever her immi­gra­tion sta­tus, she deserves bet­ter than that.

Our coun­try deserves bet­ter than to be thought of as an abor­tion haven, too.

I assume that as an immi­grant with­out doc­u­men­ta­tion, whose home is a U.S. deten­tion cen­ter, she didn’t have money. Who paid to have her child killed? Was it you and me?

Human dig­nity lost today — the mother’s, the dead child’s, the abortionist’s, the abor­tion apologists’.

There’s surely a great deal about this 17-​year-​old that I don’t know. Why did she leave her home­land? Was she sent by her fam­ily, or did she decide on her own to cross the bor­der? Was she preg­nant when she got here? Did she become preg­nant due to assault, and if so, is there as intense an effort to appre­hend the per­pe­tra­tor as there was to abort her child?

What­ever the answers, great things may yet lie ahead for her; bet­ter days, bet­ter choices.

Today isn’t a good day for her, no mat­ter what her enablers are say­ing. Her child is dead, and abor­tion apol­o­gists are danc­ing on the remains. God have mercy on us all.

Alexan­dra DeSanc­tis said it bet­ter than I. “This is per­haps the most despi­ca­ble thing about this entire ordeal — that jus­tice in our mod­ern world demands the blood of an inno­cent child. We have reached the point in the abor­tion debate where it is not only socially accept­able to cru­sade for the inten­tional killing of one spe­cific unborn child, but where we are expected to applaud when that exe­cu­tion is car­ried out. How utterly shameful.”

Ellen Kolb is a writer and pro-​life activist liv­ing in New Hamp­shire. She blogs at ellenkolb​.com and Leaven for the Loaf, and she wel­comes reader sup­port.

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A 17-year old with no visible means of financial support got an abortion this morning.

Not news, you say? Look again.

“Jane Doe” is an immigrant, an unaccompanied 17-year-old, living in the U.S. without benefit of documentation. When Jane Doe learned she was pregnant, she sought an abortion in Texas, where she is living. Disputes broke out, state and federal courts weighed in, and somewhere along the way Jane Doe was assigned a guardian to protect her interests.

The guardian enlisted the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, which jubilantly reported today that the abortion has been committed. “Justice prevailed today for Jane Doe,” went the ACLU tweet, one among many celebrating the death of a child’s child. #JusticeforJane, says the hashtag.

I suspect Jane Doe’s anonymity will dissolve when she turns 18, if not earlier, as she becomes a poster child for abortion advocates. Killing her child was worth a legal battle, to some people – more so than trying to regularize her residency status, apparently.

That’s a hellish way to become a celebrity. Whatever her immigration status, she deserves better than that.

Our country deserves better than to be thought of as an abortion haven, too.

I assume that as an immigrant without documentation, whose home is a U.S. detention center, she didn’t have money. Who paid to have her child killed? Was it you and me?

Human dignity lost today – the mother’s, the dead child’s, the abortionist’s, the abortion apologists’.

There’s surely a great deal about this 17-year-old that I don’t know. Why did she leave her homeland? Was she sent by her family, or did she decide on her own to cross the border? Was she pregnant when she got here? Did she become pregnant due to assault, and if so, is there as intense an effort to apprehend the perpetrator as there was to abort her child?

Whatever the answers, great things may yet lie ahead for her; better days, better choices.

Today isn’t a good day for her, no matter what her enablers are saying. Her child is dead, and abortion apologists are dancing on the remains. God have mercy on us all.

Alexandra DeSanctis said it better than I. “This is perhaps the most despicable thing about this entire ordeal — that justice in our modern world demands the blood of an innocent child. We have reached the point in the abortion debate where it is not only socially acceptable to crusade for the intentional killing of one specific unborn child, but where we are expected to applaud when that execution is carried out. How utterly shameful.”

Ellen Kolb is a writer and pro-life activist living in New Hampshire. She blogs at ellenkolb.com and Leaven for the Loaf, and she welcomes reader support.

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