Baby of 17-year-old “Jane Doe” Died Today

“Jane Doe” Aborts

Many of you have been following the case of the undocumented teen in Texas, a minor, “Jane Doe.” The Administration fought valiantly for the right to life for her baby, for she was 15 weeks pregnant. Today Jane Doe aborted her baby with the help of the pro-abortion American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Officials of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Trump Administration opposed the abortion. The Head of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) tried to talk her out of the decision and brought her to pro-life crisis pregnancy counseling. The girl still wanted the abortion. The government stated the minor was not being held under duress and was more than free to return to her home country – which has not been named – to have the abortion…but not here.

What About the Right to Life?

Not surprisingly perhaps, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) took up Jane’s case, and represented her in attempts to procure her the abortion. Some, including the head of Planned Parenthood, insisted the minor had a “constitutional” right to abort. The ACLU argued not letting the girl abort placed an “undue burden” on her under the law.  All of which is ironic, in that there can be no constitution right for anything for a non-citizen of the United States. And what about the “inalienable rights” guaranteed in the Declaration, such as the right to life, of the unborn baby? According to The Wall Street Journal, the ACLU admitted in one court hearing that abortion is illegal in the girl’s home country, but argued that fact was irrelevant.

Battling in the courts over the past month, the courts went back and forth over the decision. Until yesterday, October 25, the most recent decision involved a 3-person panel, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which said the illegal immigrant’s abortion could be blocked until October 31st, while they sought a private sponsor to pay for the abortion. America is the home of the brave…not taxpayer-funded abortion.

But Tuesday the same court ruled again in a 6-3 ruling, with all members present, that the government must let the abortion go forward. The abortion was done within 24 hours.

This ruling may open a precedent that illegals come to the United States for abortions. Under the Obama administration, illegals unsurprisingly had abortion access. But as the National Review so aptly describes the pro-abortion movement:

This movement has claimed for decades to be respectably moderate, to truthfully dislike abortion, to want abortion to be “safe, legal, and rare,” to support reasonable abortion restrictions and limitations. But the reaction to Jane’s abortion campaign shows that all of these claims are nothing more than empty posturing, designed to disguise a hideous truth: that unlimited abortion-on-demand is seen by the Left not only as a policy goal but as the fullest expression of true freedom and justice.

Rest in peace, baby of Jane Doe.


Update: It has been learned by the Associated Press that the ACLU lied to Department of Justice lawyers, stating that the teen’s abortion was to take place on October 26th, when in fact it took place within 24 hours of the decision, October 25th. The government had planned to appeal the case to the Supreme Court and were unable to, because the ACLU misrepresented the dates. The Trump administration is now asking the lower court to vacate (reverse) its decision, because the lie and immediate abortion prevented time to appeal.

Baby at 14 weeks’ gestation



About Deborah M. Piroch

Deborah M. Piroch graduated from Mount Holyoke College, the nation’s oldest women’s college, with a double major in German and English Literature. She studied abroad and earned her M.A. in English Literature from Indiana University. Fluent in German, she began her career in international journalism working for Radio Deutsche Welle in Cologne, Germany. Returning to the States after a three-year contract, she worked as arts reporter and producer on prime time shows for WQED-FM in Pittsburgh, then a top 20 market. After another three years, she was hired by EWTN Global Catholic Network as news director, anchor and writer for “Catholic World Today,” but soon transitioned into television. Highlights of her 15 years at EWTN include co-anchoring the U.S. March for Life with Marcus Grodi on more than one occasion, live translating the election of Pope Benedict XVI into German, interviewing two former U.S. Presidential candidates and producing Father Benedict Groeschel’s prime time program from its inception for six years. Named the Network’s first International Production Coordinator, she also proposed, budgeted and executed TV shoots in Scotland, England, Norway, Sweden and Germany. Most recently she served as Director of PR for Human Life International.


  1. Deborah on October 26, 2017 at 5:09 AM

    This saddens me to the depth of my soul because it is wrong. This definitely is posturing and a young woman’s life has been ruined because of it. A baby has been killed people. It is too easy to get an abortion and I am sickened by it.

  2. Elizabeth Savage on October 28, 2017 at 1:53 AM

    The saddest part of this horror has nothing to do with status of citizenship but in the welcoming hand with a scalpel to make all the babies in the womb be treated as aliens from people who have already been granted safe passage in the womb. Violence starts in the womb and shapes the current view of life in the way it is employed in its many forms while people turn away from the Creator of life

  3. Dawn on October 28, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    As someone who has lost a child, not by choice, the slaughter of so many innocent lives makes me ill. I would hate to have to stand before God on judgement day and answer for it…

  4. Jennifer Callahan on October 28, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    Truly sad and disturbing!!! It took me a 4 year and a bunch of surgeries and treatments to have my beautiful God given miracles and I know such an act is an abomination!!! I feel sad for Jane Does soul because I know the baby is in heaven but Jane Doe really should think about the decisions she’s making in life and turn to Jesus who is the only healer and savior and would love to welcome her into his arms. No matter what God will never stop loving Jane Doe. I hope she finds peace in Jesus

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