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Let's Cut Some Spending: Taxpayer-funded abortions at the VA

Remember the absolutely critical Omnibus spending bill Congress muscled through at the end of last year? It was 4,000 pages that no one read and cost taxpayers $1.7 trillion.

In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica will chronicle parts of the 2021 and 2022 spending bills from a variety of sources that you may or may not know about - programs, grants and spending of all kinds that should have never happened in the first place and many that are still happening.

Today’s offering: Taxpayer-funded abortions at the VA.

Fox News reported in April:

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) medical facilities will continue to provide abortions on taxpayers' dime after a vote to overturn the rule failed on Wednesday.
The resolution put forth by Republican Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville in February to stop the VA from providing taxpayer-funded abortions at its medical facilities failed to advance for a final vote, 48-51. Two Republicans voted with the majority of Democrats to block the Senate from voting on the legislation's final passage.
On September 9, 2022, the VA announced its plans to begin providing abortion services for veterans and their dependents through the taxpayer-funded VA health care system…

"Last year, the VA announced they would begin providing taxpayer-funded abortions. Last year. This is something the VA has never, ever done before. Let me repeat that," Sen. Tuberville said during his remarks on the resolution. "The VA has never done abortions. In fact, the VA has been prohibited — by the body — from performing abortions at its facilities for more than 30 years…
"Taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to pay for abortions. Especially not when this was done without anybody taking a vote in this building," he added. "Especially not when Congress voted to make it illegal 30 years ago. It’s illegal and it’s wrong."

An absolute national shame.


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