The 17-year-old crossed illegally into the United States after making the trek north from Central America. She dreamed of studying nursing and, someday, caring for senior citizens. Having a baby, her lawyers say, was not part of her plans.

But she was detained at the U.S.-Mexico border and, after a medical examination, told that she was pregnant. She tried to schedule an abortion, but the Trump administration blocked her, prompting a lawsuit in federal court.

Early Wednesday, after an appeals court ruling in her favor, the teenager identified as Jane Doe in court papers left a federally funded Texas shelter, where she had been kept under close watch, and terminated her pregnancy.

By Maria Sacchetti and Ann E. Marimow

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