Biden Admin Orders VAs to Commit Abortions Against State and Federal Law

The Biden administration’s Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) instructed its medical facilities across the nation to commit abortions Friday. The directive not only violates Pro-Life state policies, but also conflicts with federal law since the order, without approval from Congress, attempts to add an exception targeting children conceived in rape or incest.

Friday’s order dictates: 

“[The] VA is acting to help to ensure that, irrespective of what laws or policies States may impose, veterans… will be able to obtain abortions, if determined needed by a health care professional, when the life or the health of the pregnant veteran would be endangered if the pregnancy were carried to term, or the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest.”

Every Pro-Life state already includes exceptions in the rare instances of medical complications, as does the 1992 Veterans Health Care Act. However, the federal law does not permit doctors to kill preborn children who were conceived in rape. The Biden administration’s new declaration without Congressional approval thus does not have the authority to supersede state laws that protect children conceived in sexual assault.

As recently as August, the VA even agreed that federal law does not permit them to commit abortions. “Under current regulation, VA doesn’t provide abortion or abortion counseling,” its website stated from March 2021 through August 2022. However, even though the federal law has not changed, the Biden administration recently scrubbed this statement from their website.

Biden’s agenda to expand abortions in conflict with state law could put VA doctors at risk of losing their medical license and facing criminal penalties in Texas.

Texas Right to Life President Dr. John Seago added:  

“Every week Pro-Life states are facing new attempts from Joe Biden to contradict the recent historic ruling of the Supreme Court. The highest court in our country definitively asserted that each state should determine whether abortions are performed within their borders. In violation of Texas’ Pro-Life laws, the Biden administration is attempting to turn every VA into an abortion clinic. Veterans sacrifice so much to protect our God-given rights, the foremost of which is the Right to Life. Pregnant women deserve support, especially in the heartbreaking instances of sexual assault. Abortion is not health care; it harms our veterans and ends their children’s lives.”

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Joseph Menslage

As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.