No Abortion for Pregnant Undocumented Immigrant Minors
One can certainly question whether a refugee has a right to taxpayer funded abortion; President Trump’s pro-life administration has affirmed “No!” The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) requires taxpayer-funded shelters for immigrants to only “offer life-affirming support to women and girls who are pregnant.” According to LifeNews, Trump appointee and Director Scott Lloyd has ordered that no shelter may enable abortion for minors without his approval. And his orders are to support life counseling.
Mere Reversal of President Obama’s Policies
As with other pro-life issues, such as the Mexico City Policy, the Trump Administration is merely reversing the pro-abortion policies of his predecessor. LifeNews has pointed out:
The [Trump] policy is a stark contrast to pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s administration, which mandated that unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children be given access to abortion at taxpayer-funded shelters. The Obama Administration also put abortion ahead of human trafficking victims by denying grants to Catholic charities [fighting trafficking] because they wouldn’t help victims get abortions.
And Office of Refugee Resettlement Director Scott Lloyd? The Washington Post commented he worked previously for… The Knights of Columbus.