Jane Doe, the pregnant undocumented teenager who requested an abortion, underwent the procedure on Wednesday, her lawyers announced. Doe, who illegally entered the country in September as an unaccompanied minor, discovered she was pregnant while being held in federal custody.
This came just hours after the D.C. Appeals Court reversed a decision that gave her the go-ahead to have an abortion.
In a statement from her guardian, Doe said that she entered the United States to "build a better life" for herself, and that she hopes to one day become a nurse. She said that she never wavered in her desire to get an abortion.
Jane Doe statement: "I would not tell any other girl in my situation what they should do. That decision is hers and hers alone." pic.twitter.com/vN3jZ8iwJv— Allison McCann (@atmccann) October 25, 2017
The ACLU and others celebrated the news of Doe's abortion with the #JusticeForJane hashtag on Twitter.
BREAKING: Justice prevailed today for Jane Doe. She was able to get an abortion early this morning. #JusticeforJane— ACLU (@ACLU) October 25, 2017
The fight for #JusticeForJane isn't over until every single Jane Doe has the ability to make decisions about her own body and life.— NARAL (@NARAL) October 25, 2017