News from the Front Line.
This week the senate is expected to vote on a resolution introduced by Senator Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala which would block the Department of Veterans Affairs from providing taxpayer-funded abortions to retired service members. “Using our VA medical facilities to provide taxpayer-funded abortions is illegal and wrong,” Tuberville said in a news release exclusively provided to The Daily Signal. “The VA’s new policy is a blatant violation of federal law. It forces taxpayers to fund abortions at VA facilities. And it provides limited conscience protections for doctors and nurses with religious objections to performing abortions.” The Senate will vote on Tuberville’s Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval to block Veterans Affairs’ Sept. 9 interim final rule allowing the department to provide abortions to retired service members, their spouses, and their dependents.
Susan B. Anthony Pro Life-America, March for Life, National Right to Life, Catholic Vote, Heritage Action, and Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee endorsed the legislation. The resolution has 34 Republican co-sponsors in the Senate and one Democratic co-sponsor, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V. More than 50 House members also co-sponsored the bill.
ACTION ALERT: Contact your senators and share your recommendations regarding the Tuberville resolution to stop funding military abortions.