Earlier this year, a federal judge in the District of Columbia preposterously ruled that the Trump administration cannot prevent abortion services to young, illegal immigrants.
Recently, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) joined with the attorneys general of 10 other states to defend the federal government’s right to refuse abortions for underage illegal immigrants. The 11 AGs filed a “friend-of-the-court brief” (amici curiae) declaring support for a federal policy that prevents the government from facilitating abortions for unaccompanied juveniles who have crossed the border illegally. Morrisey issued a news release stating, “The lower court ruling not only erodes the meaning of the U.S. Constitution but encourages more foreign youth to enter America illegally under the promise of such procedures.”
The Constitution, of course, can only apply to American citizens. It was the utterly unique document designed to protect residents of the United States from arbitrary harm by their government. It can no more apply to citizens of other sovereign nations than the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo can hold sway over American citizens.
If a person enters—or attempts to enter—the United States illegally, he or she is a criminal. By definition. Period. If a person tries to enter the U.S. illegally to avail themselves of “services” that are illegal in their home country, such as abortion, the U.S. has no obligation to that person whatsoever.
But, of course, pro-abortion activists are accusing the government of violating the “rights” of those coming to the U.S. to kill their unborn child.
The federal district’s court ruling would grant illegal immigrants the “right” to purely elective abortions not medically necessary.
Prior to this ruling, no court had ever recognized such broad rights for illegal immigrants with “virtually no connections to this country,” according to The Record. Morrisey told The Record: “It is crucial that our country not grant unlawfully present, underage immigrants the same rights given to U.S. citizens under the Constitution.” He added, “The lower court ruling dangerously blurs the lines that were distinctly drawn out by our nation’s founding fathers. If the ruling is left intact, it will encourage more underage youth to illegally enter the country in hopes of similar treatment.” Duh.
How degraded does society have to be to believe that underage criminal aliens should have the “right” to abort their babies in whatever country they choose to emigrate to? What’s next on the progressive hit list? What about those who want to come to the United States illegally and rape or kill Americans? How can we morally turn them away? Oh, that’s right, we don’t. Thanks Democrats! What of those poor souls who wish to sneak into the U.S. to engage in sex-trafficking? Cannibalism? Fracking? Okay, now we’ve gone too far…that’s sick.
The self-same people who are berserk with anger over young illegal immigrant kids being separated from their parents when attempting to cross the border are aghast that illegal immigrant kids attempting to cross the border may not have access to unfettered abortion.
You can’t make it up.
No sane person would want to.