On Wednesday, an illegal immigrant woman aborted her 16-week-old baby. And the Left cheered wildly.

Here’s the story.

The 17-year-old girl jumped the border while pregnant, and then decided to obtain an abortion; under Texas law, however, minors must receive either parental consent or a judicial waiver for an abortion. The clock was ticking for her, as Texas bans abortion after the 20th week.

While the young woman received a judicial waiver, she had to schedule a sonogram and consultation with a doctor, too (horror of horrors — she might have had to see the nature of the child she was aborting); the government had kept her in the detention center, however.

The government contended, “Ms. Doe has options for leaving federal custody — either by requesting a voluntary departure to her home country (which the federal government is willing to expedite if requested) or by being placed in the custody of a sponsor. Given these options, the government is not causing Ms. Doe to carry a pregnancy to term against her will.” The basic idea: you don’t have a right to an abortion in the United States just because you’re here.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the girl had a right to an abortion. The girl immediately headed off to an abortion clinic and had the baby killed. “People I don’t even know are trying to make me change my mind,” she said through the ACLU. “I made my decision and that is between me and God.”

She was already approximately 16 weeks pregnant when she had her baby killed. Here is a picture of a 16-week-old baby in the womb:

According to BabyCenter.com, here is a description of such a child:

Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, and his head is more erect than it has been. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby develops.

But the ACLU celebrated the killing of this child as a great victory for the United States.

Treating the U.S. as an abortion haven is an abomination. The notion that you have a right to come to the United States illegally and then abort your baby under the Constitution would have shocked the founders on every level — as it should shock us. Protection of unborn life is one of the foremost failures of our country, and its exacerbation at the hands of a judicial elite convinced of the rectitude of abortion-on-demand is outrageous.