Official: Teens in migrant shelters have no abortion rights .
By Nomaan Merchant
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government official whose office oversees shelters for unaccompanied immigrant minors said in testimony released Wednesday that pregnant teens in his agency’s care have no right to an abortion under the Constitution.
Scott Lloyd, the director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, gave a deposition in December as part of an ongoing lawsuit over abortion access for immigrant minors. The American Civil Liberties Union, which released Lloyd’s deposition, has sued the government alleging that it is unlawfully restricting minors from having abortions.