Liberals are cheering after a federal court handed them a victory in two of their favorite causes: abortion and illegal immigration.
NPR reports that the 17-year-old illegal immigrant known as “Jane Doe,” who has made headlines for seeking an abortion while being held in a detention center, rid herself of her unborn child Wednesday morning after the court gave her the go-ahead on Tuesday.
The American Civil Liberties Union praised the conclusion of the case, seeing it as a win against the Trump administration.
BREAKING: Justice prevailed today for Jane Doe. She was able to get an abortion early this morning. #JusticeforJane
— ACLU (@ACLU) October 25, 2017
Other observers questioned the act of celebrating the death of an innocent child.
Oh happy day, a dead baby https://t.co/ExnF5757QA
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 25, 2017
If you consider the murder of an innocent unborn baby, justice……
— ?Sarah The Roma? (@ToothpasteWords) October 25, 2017
Doe, whose identity is kept confidential to protect has status as a minor, is an illegal immigrant from Central America who “came here with hope in my heart to build a life I can be proud of” and dreams “about studying, becoming a nurse, and one day working with the elderly.”
If the young woman achieves her dream, let’s hope she shows her elderly patients more compassion than she showed her own child.
The political left sprang to Doe’s side, lifting up her abortion as a symbol of triumph in the face of “cruel” pro-lifers who would “force” a woman to act as a human “incubator” even in the case of rape.
Yay for a woman to get to make the best choice for her, despite the gov't trying to tell her what she can and can't do with her own body
— Z (@ericdaughter) October 25, 2017
Same people opposed to rape victim having an abortion for unconscious cells often have no qualms about innocent animals being tested on.
— Ranting Dingo ?️? (@RantingDingo) October 14, 2017
The New York Times will tell you incidents of rape and incest account for just a small percent of all abortions.
But Ms. Doe admits her overwhelming desire to abort her baby wasn’t due to rape, but a matter of convenience.
“When I was detained, I was placed in a shelter for children,” she said in a written statement. “It was there that I was told I was pregnant. I knew immediately what was best for me then, as I do now – that I’m not ready to be a parent.”
Kristan Hawkins, president of the pro-life group students for life, rightly noted the tragedy of the situation.
— Students for Life of America (@StudentsforLife) August 9, 2017
“The U.S. should not become the abortion capitol of the world,” Hawkins said. “It’s the worst form of patriarchy to tell a young woman that without an abortion, she can’t accomplish great things, and we hope that [the] Trump administration will continue to fight to protect the lives of all on U.S. soil.”
But the tragedy was lost on Jane Doe herself, who complained of having been “forced me to obtain counseling from a religiously affiliated crisis pregnancy center where I was forced to look at the sonogram.”
“People I don’t even know are trying to make me change my mind,” Doe lamented. “I made my decision and that is between me and God. Through all of this, I have never changed my mind.”
Doe was reportedly nearly 20 weeks into her pregnancy. While she may have prioritized her lifestyle over the value of human life, there are still enough people in America who understand that an unborn baby is much more than a “clump of cells.”