Biden Admin. Moves to Secure Abortion Access For Unaccompanied Migrant Youth

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The Facts

  • Biden's administration on Thursday issued a directive instructing officials to avoid placing pregnant migrant children — or migrant minors who have suffered from sexual assault — within states that lack abortion access.

  • The guidance, issued by the US Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), also instructed officials to transfer girls who are already being housed to states where abortion remains legal. The ORR is in charge of housing unaccompanied children who lack legal status in America.

The Spin

Left narrative

Polls continuously show that the majority of Americans support abortion and disagree with the Supreme Court's decision to revoke the constitutional liberty. It is ludicrous that politicians are restricting women's bodily autonomy, and the midterms have further demonstrated that Americans want reproductive rights upheld.

Conservative narrative

Abortion is certain to remain legal in many states for the foreseeable future, therefore it is not enough simply to ban the procedure — pro-life supporters must develop efforts to help mothers get through unexpected pregnancies. By giving mothers-to-be more options than parenthood or facing abortionist's knife, US society will start moving away from its fixation on Roe v. Wade.

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