The weeks-long court fight over the Trump administration’s refusal to allow a detained immigrant teenager from seeking an abortion ended soon after a federal appeals panel ruled for her Tuesday. The court’s decision to allow the 17-year-old girl to travel to an abortion facility in Texas now could benefit a wider challenge that is unfolding in Washington’s federal trial court.

The American Civil Liberties Union on Oct. 18 sought class certification on behalf of female immigrants similarly situated to the “Jane Doe” teenager who prevailed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The full court overturned a panel decision, issued late last week, that blocked the girl from immediately being able to leave federal custody to have an abortion.

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