DNC Statement on Trump Officials Blocking Undocumented Minors’ Access to Reproductive Care

In response to reports that Trump officials are denying undocumented minors in government custody access to reproductive health care, DNC spokesperson Mandy McClure released the following statement:

“The Trump administration has no business making health decisions for women. Many of the unaccompanied minors affected by this unlawful and unconstitutional policy are fleeing dangerous situations that most of us could never imagine, including rape, torture, and abuse. The fact that Trump officials are holding young women in custody and personally preventing them from speaking to their attorneys or accessing reproductive health services – even when they would be paying for the procedures themselves – is a new level of cruelty for this administration. Democrats will fight this oppressive mistreatment and continue to stand up for the rights of all women.”