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Department: Liberties Union and Minors

department: Lawyers for the Department of Health and Human Services, which is responsible for sheltering children who illegally enter the country unaccompanied by a parent, have said the department has a policy of refusing to facilitate abortions, according to Metro News. And the director of the office that oversees the shelters has said he believes teens in his agency's care have no constitutional right to abortion. The order covers pregnant minors being held in federal custody after entering the country illegally. The American Civil Liberties Union brought a lawsuit on behalf of the minors, which the judge overseeing the case also Friday allowed to go forward as a class action lawsuit. The government can appeal the judge's order. We have been able to secure justice for these young pregnant women in government custody who will no longer be subject to the government's policy of coercion and obstruction while the case continues, said ACLU attorney Brigitte Amiri after the judge's order became public. ( As reported in the news.