Democrats cannot seem to realize that two of their agendas are highly immoral: abortion and illegal immigration. However, they have apparently lost further moral credibility in their attempt to combine the two efforts.
An Obama-appointed federal judge made a ruling on Friday that declares abortion a constitutional right for illegal immigrants in custody, even if they are underage. Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. claimed that her ruling is the response to the Trump administration having “too many hurdles in the path of teen girls,” and by this, she means such young women who have immigrated to the United States illegally.
There is an obvious danger in allowing such a practice. By permitting pregnant women to have their babies aborted in the United States, it will encourage illegal immigration even further. This is a threat to national security, the sanctity of life, and the financial health of the country’s economy.
An increase in underage pregnant women illegally immigrating to the U.S. would be referred to as “abortion tourism.”
However, Chutkan argues in favor of pregnant illegal immigrants over the American people as she claims that, “This court will not sanction any policy or practice that forces vulnerable young women to make such as choice,” thus permitting them to make an even more difficult choice to terminate their pregnancies.
She continues that many come to the United States for abortion because of the nation’s unfortunately “relaxed abortion laws.” In their countries of origin, many women are unable to access the procedure after a certain time in the pregnancy, if at all, which is how it arguably should be.
For liberals, especially a judge, to rule that individuals can migrate to the U.S. illegally to have a procedure performed which is illegal in one’s home country is immoral on a multitude of levels.
Chutkan argues as if she is fighting for the life and rights of pregnant illegals, however, in reality, she is encouraging young women and girls to illegally cross an international border while they are in a vulnerable state.
It could also encourage underage girls to purposely become pregnant, as they would not be at risk for deportation if they are carrying a developing fetus.
Unfortunately, for the most part, the U.S. Constitution protects all individuals, including those who have immigrated illegally. However, it comes from a place of nationalism, not racism, to suggest that the Constitution should place a higher precedence on the nation’s citizens.
It can also be argued that children who would be otherwise born in the United States if they are not aborted are more of U.S. citizens that their pregnant mothers. Considering this, these unborn children should arguably be placed as a higher priority than immigrant mothers.
However, they are tragically not, and Chutkan is leading the movement which has been making news over the past several months. Back in December, she ruled that two underaged immigrants were to be permitted to have their abortions in the United States despite them arriving illegally.
One of which was 22 weeks pregnant at the time of the ruling. Realizing that they were apparently unable to stop her, “federal officers gave up their fight to prevent another undocumented immigrant teen from terminating her pregnancy.”
Scott Lloyd of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement claimed that the girl who was farther along should not be permitted access to an abortion out of her “best interest.”
Apparently, the teen had changed her mind multiple times pertaining to having an abortion or not. However, Chutkan responded to this argument claiming that just because she had been changing her mind, did not make it any “less of a right.”
While that would be true under normal circumstances, this girl, as well as the other pregnant immigrant, was currently in a state where parental consent is not required for a minor to have an abortion.
Even more disturbing was that neither teen was reportedly required to attend any form of “anti-abortion counseling” to learn of their pro-life options.
Instead, they were allegedly bombarded with “anonymous tips” from those on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU.
Chutkan’s recent ruling is devastating both for the pro-life movement as well as those fighting for the country to have secure borders. While illegal immigration is, of course, unlawful, it is nothing compared to the horror of abortion, which, unfortunately, is.
By allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the country and have the U.S. “privately fund” their abortions, Chutkan has essentially turned the nation into a sanctuary city for women seeking to kill their babies.