Appeals court blocks ruling allowing illegal immigrant teenager to obtain an abortion; Shannon Bream has more for 'Special Report. A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Friday to temporarily block a pregnant teenager who entered the United States illegally from having the abortion she is seeking. The three-judge panel of the U. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia gave the government until Oct. If that happens, she could obtain an abortion.
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Abortion and Young People in the United States - Advocates for Youth
Parents typically do not want to imagine their teens having an abortion, but hundreds of thousands of teen girls become pregnant every year in the United States, and most of those pregnancies are unplanned. While no state requires parental consent for contraception, the abortion laws for teens vary greatly by state. Some states require parental notification, others require consent, and some states don't require any type of parental involvement. According to the CDC, teen pregnancies have sharply declined sharply over the past decade thanks to increased campaigns aimed at educating young people about birth control.
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