Pro-life leaders are fighting back. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) and Rep. Michael Cloud (R-Texas) introduced legislation to undo the pro-abortion policy change.
Please take action TODAY. Use our Action Center and urge Congress to support Sen. Tuberville and Rep. Cloud and to keep veterans’ facilities from turning into abortion clinics.
The intentional killing of a baby in the womb, which is what happens in an abortion, is not healthcare and should not be classified as such. Last fall, Secretary Denis McDonough announced that the VA performed its first abortion—the death of an unborn child—under the new policy.The policy mandates taxpayer funding for abortion. Taxpayers are on the hook for $2.1 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 and $11.3 million over the next five fiscal years to provide veterans and their beneficiaries with elective abortions, abortion counseling services, and abortion travel.
The new policy sharply deviated from the tradition of the Hyde Amendment, introduced in 1976 to halt the flood of taxpayer money towards the then-newly constitutionalized right to abortion. The Hyde Amendment has enjoyed almost 50 years of bipartisan support. Moreover, a 2022 poll shows that a majority of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion.Subsidizing elective abortion violates our rights of conscience. Taxpayer funding of abortions should have no place in our policies to help veterans.
Please take action TODAY. Use our Action Center and urge Congress to support Sen. Tuberville and Rep. Cloud, and to keep veterans’ facilities from turning into abortion clinics.
Veterans deserve assistance for their service-connected injuries, not politics. The Administration’s new policy revealed a disconnect and lack of concern that surrounds their sacrifices by the very department that was created to ensure their well-being. Join us in supporting the undoing of this policy.