Despite the Supreme Court finally overturning Roe v. Wade, Democrats are scrambling to kill as many babies as possible.
And now Joe Biden is pushing one federal agency to perform abortions even though it violates established U.S. law.
While the Supreme Court’s decision to finally overturn Roe v. Wade allowed abortion to be illegal in some states, it’s still legal in others.
But one thing was true even before the Supreme Court’s decision – it is blatantly illegal for the Veterans Administration to perform abortions using taxpayer dollars.
And that has been the law since 1992.
That doesn’t phase Joe Biden and his comrades in the least.
In fact, President Biden has made it clear one of his top priorities is to write abortion rights into law.
Thankfully, because Republicans will (albeit narrowly) control the House of Representatives, Democrats likely won’t have enough votes to pass such legislation.
So the Biden administration is looking for other ways to make abortion more available.
And one of these ways has been through the Veterans Administration.
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced a new rule that allows abortion counseling and, in some cases, even abortion procedures for pregnant veterans and their beneficiaries.
It’s a move pro-life Republicans strongly oppose.
As Congressman Mike Bost (R-IL) recently said, “I believe that it is not only immoral, but it is also illegal.”
As part of their rule change, the V.A. is already providing abortions when the life or health of the mother is in danger or when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.
But Congressman Bost, the ranking member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, reiterated that the V.A. is not allowed to do this.
“Congress prohibited V.A. from providing abortions in 1992. Congress has never repealed that protection,” Bost said.
And other pro-life leaders point out this new rule isn’t even necessary.
The Human Coalition’s Chelsey Youman said, “Every single state law both before, during, and after Roe allows exceptions for medical emergencies. Women are able to obtain care as needed. We even at Human Coalition will refer clients with ectopic pregnancies and other dire situations straight to the ER for care, and so that portion of it is unnecessary.”
And there are more concerns as well.
“The portions of it that are really concerning are the fact that they’re forcing V.A. doctors to perform abortions. Sometimes in contexts that laws do not allow even in spite of their own conscience or religious beliefs or values,” Youman explained.
Youman also pointed out several attorney generals across the country are already pursuing legal challenges to the new V.A. rule.
Despite what most media outlets report, the fight over abortion did not end with the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
In fact, many pro-life activists and leaders argue the fight is only beginning.