Edward Scott Lloyd, President Donald Trump's political appointee as the director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), is the right wing religious fanatic at the center of a controversy between the federal government and human rights groups that want to enforce a court order allowing women detained by immigration authorities to get an abortion if they want one.
Lloyd is originally from Stone Harbor, New Jersey but he is systemically and illegally denying young immigrant women their rights to safe abortion care.
Lloyd is even blocking one 17-year-old, immigrant woman, identified in court papers as 'Jane Doe,' from getting an abortion after a judge ruled that she could! Forcing young women to have babies against their will is not only clearly unconstitutional – it’s unconscionable.
The Trump administration’s no-abortion policy applies to all unaccompanied immigrant youth in its custody, and many of them have horrifying stories. That’s why people need to speak up. We have to change the administration’s brutal policy about the health of young immigrant women.
What kind of country will we be if we allow this to continue? The administration must stop forcing its ideological agenda, driven by personal religious views, on young people who are being held in custody.
A woman's right to choose a safe, legal abortion is protected by the US Constitution.
I encourage everyone who cares about liberty and justice to sign our petition to protect both the constitutional right to privacy and the right to choose a safe, legal abortion if they want one.