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Supreme Court drops case on undocumented immigrant abortions

Women protesting with blue signs that say "I AM JANE DOE"
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The Supreme Court threw out a case over whether an undocumented immigrant woman could receive an abortion in the United States because the woman — named as "Jane Doe" — already had the abortion following a lower court's ruling.

Why it matters: Before the initial ruling, the Trump administration had kept the woman in detention to prevent her from going to an abortion clinic. The ultimate lack of a Supreme Court decision could allow a presidential administration to attempt to stop an immigrant abortion again in the future.

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