Lawsuit seeks HHS records on abortion access for unaccompanied children

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May 6, 2015

Headquarters of US Department of Health and Human Services

The headquarters of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is seen in Washington.(CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (CNS) — The American Civil Liberties Union wants the Department of Health and Human Services to provide records related to government policies on abortion and contraception access for unaccompanied and refugee children.

The organization filed a lawsuit in April against the HHS and the Administration for Children and Families under the Freedom of Information Act seeking the records on policies regarding children in the custody of the government or various grant recipients.

An ACLU representative said the information is necessary to learn whether HHS officials are violating the rights of immigrant children by allowing religious organizations, including Catholic social service agencies, to limit access to abortion and contraception.

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