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I’ll Continue to Block Biden’s Nominees Until Pentagon Stops Facilitating Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

Federal law permits the U.S. military to only provide abortions in very narrow circumstances: rape, incest, and threat to the life of the mother. Yet, the Biden administration has turned our Department of Defense into an abortion travel agency.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin did it using a memo—without congressional approval.

Under a policy announced Feb. 16, the Biden administration is allowing abortion on demand for not just those enlisted in our military, but their family members as well. This would expand the policy to millions of people. American taxpayers are on the hook to cover non-chargeable paid time off, and travel costs for abortions for our military and their families.

This goes beyond the law.

The U.S. Constitution is clear: Congress makes the laws, the executive branch enforces the laws. Austin seems to think he can make or change the law without going through Congress.

It would be irresponsible for the U.S. Senate to allow an administration walk all over the legislative branch. Austin cannot change the law by memo. Congress cannot be replaced by ...