Two more undocumented teenagers filed court documents against the Trump administration Friday in an effort to secure abortions before their pregnancies get too far along to legally obtain one.
The teens, who were dubbed Jane Roe and Jane Poe in the court papers, are both 17 years old and currently being held by shelters operated by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. They’ve asked the shelters for permission to get abortions, but the Office has so far refused to grant them, court records filed Friday allege.
The teens are now both seeking restraining orders that would allow them to get their abortions.
This is at least the second time that the Trump administration has refused to allow a pregnant undocumented teen to get an abortion. A teen who went by the name Jane Doe in court documents sued the government in October over their refusal to allow her to get an abortion while she remained in federal custody. Doe ultimately won, but the Trump administration later asked the Supreme Court to vacate the order that secured her an abortion, arguing that Doe’s lawyers misled them about the timing.