Report: ICE To Offer Detained Migrants Abortion Services

Migrant women in detention centers might soon be given the option of getting an abortion even if the procedure is illegal within the state where the woman is held.

A memorandum from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tae Johnson offered details regarding the new policy.

“This memorandum serves as a reminder of existing ICE policies and standards requiring that pregnant individuals detained in ICE immigration custody have access to full reproductive health care,” read the letter sent to agency official Corey Price, as first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

”This is also a reminder that, pursuant to existing ICE policy, it may be necessary to transfer a detained pregnant individual within an area of responsibility (AOR) or to another AOR, when appropriate and practicable, in order to ensure such access,” it added.
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