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Podcast: Undocumented teens and abortion

January 11, 2018 by NCC Staff


This week, we look at the case Hargan v. Garza, a lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of undocumented immigrant that asks if the federal government can deny access to an abortion for pregnant undocumented teens.

As of January 11, 2018, the Supreme Court was considering the case in private conference.

Joining National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss this important question are two of America’s leading experts on constitutional and family law.

Catherine Glenn Foster is President and CEO of Americans United for Life. She served as Counsel of Record for amicus curiae Alliance Defending Freedom’s Amicus Brief in Planned Parenthood v. Abbott, which defended Texas’ healthcare regulations around abortion clinics.

Leah Litman is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. She co-authored Petitioner’s Brief in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt case, which successfully challenged Texas’ healthcare regulations around abortion clinics.

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This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Ugonna Eze and Scott Bomboy. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Ugonna Eze.

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