For Immediate Release: April 19, 2023
Pro-Life Senators Fight Back to Stop Illegal Abortion Policy at VA Clinics
Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Senate will vote on Senator Tommy Tuberville’s (R-AL) resolution to stop a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rule that forces American taxpayers to fund abortions at VA medical facilities, breaking state and federal laws.
In February, Tuberville and U.S. Representative Michael Cloud (R-TX-27) introduced a bicameral joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to reverse the VA’s abortion rule.
SBA Pro-Life America supports the resolution and will score votes on the resolution.
“The Biden administration will stop at nothing to impose abortion on demand until birth nationwide, even violating state and federal laws to do so. Instead of providing our veterans with compassionate care and help, they are using taxpayer dollars to turn VA hospitals into abortion centers, even in states that have pro-life laws on the books,” said SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The strong majority of Americans do not want their taxpayer dollars to fund the destruction of unborn children. Instead of listening to the will of the people and upholding current laws, Biden works with the abortion lobby to impose their radical pro-abortion agenda nationwide. We will continue to expose this extremism and hold them accountable to the American people.”
In September, in response to states passing pro-life laws, the VA announced a new rule that allows abortion for any reason under a broad, undefined “health” exception, even in states that protect unborn children and their mothers from the violence of abortion.
Since the Dobbs decision, more than a dozen states have taken action to protect life. Every state with strong pro-life laws on the books allows necessary and timely medical treatment to save the life of a pregnant woman.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.