Did The Pentagon Just ADMIT They Will Openly Violate State Laws?

After the massive SCOTUS ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, the Department of Defense blatantly said that it will ignore laws that restrict abortion.

The Pentagon is working to “ensure” the Defense Department continues to allow access to the medical procedure following the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Soon after the court’s decision was made, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin asserted that “nothing is more important to me or to this department than the health and well-being of our service members, the civilian workforce, and DOD families.”

Currently, the Department of Defense has no policy to aid service members in attaining abortions, and federal law only permits military facilities to perform an abortion in the case of rape, incest, or if the mother’s life is in danger.

Austin said in a statement:

“I am committed to taking care of our people & ensuring the readiness & resilience of our Force. The Department is examining this decision closely & evaluating our policies to ensure we continue to provide seamless access to reproductive health care as permitted by federal law.”

“Female troops seeking the procedure already face steep hurdles to getting the care they need: They cannot get abortions at military medical facilities, & federal law also prevents troops from using their Tricare health insurance to cover the cost of the procedures at private facilities, unless the life of the mother is at risk due to the Hyde Amendment.”

Defense officials shared that Austin has begun to develop new abortion policies for the military but it is not clear if a new policy will be coming in the near future.

In this brazen defiance of the highest court in the land’s authority, the Department of Defense is insinuating that not only will it defy state laws against abortion, but it will use federal tax money to do so, 100 Percent Fedup noted.

Source: 100PercentFedUp


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